Outstanding Contributor Award

OELMA's Outstanding Contributor Award recognizes an Ohio licensed school librarian who has made outstanding contributions to school librarianship. The honoree has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the school library profession while serving in OELMA leadership roles.

Submit a Nomination

The Award

The Outstanding Contributor 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 Outstanding Contributor 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 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.