Leadership in Action Award

OELMA's Leadership in Action Award recognizes an Ohio school librarian pursuing active leadership roles in local schools, in OELMA, and in national professional organizations (e.g. AASL, ALA). This award honors OELMA members demonstrating an ongoing commitment to leadership in the school library profession.

Submit a Nomination

The Award

Multiple Leadership in Action Award recipients may be selected for this Award. The Leadership in Action Award recipient receives a framed commemorative certificate. 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 Leadership in Action Award recipient will be selected from 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 speaks to the rubric/checklist criteria.  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:
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.