Information Technology Innovation Award

The Information Technology Innovation Award recognizes school librarians who design, develop, and implement innovative uses of technology for instructional purposes (classroom or professional development). This award spotlights the importance of emerging technologies in supporting learners.

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The Award

The Information Technology Innovation Award recipient receives a commemorative plaque. The honoree will be recognized during the Awards Program at OELMA’s Fall Annual Conference. The recipient’s name will be announced via OELMA’s email list and posted on the Awards/Scholarship section of OELMA’s webpage. The 3-to-5 minute video may be published online.


The Information Technology Innovation Award recipient will be selected from applicants and nominees who meet the following criteria:


The application for this award is a two-step process.  Step 1 is the nomination (you may nominate yourself) that requires a 250-word rationale for the nomination that explains how the nominee meets the award selection criteria and provides evidence of the nominee’s innovative use of technology to improve the teaching and learning process.  Additional documentation may be attached to the nomination form. Step 2 is the application that is to be completed by the nominee for the award.  Applications should include the following materials:


Late materials will not be accepted. All application materials must be submitted to OELMA using the online application form by 11:59 p.m. on March 29th. You will be able to upload supporting materials to the online form.