The Collaborative School Library Award recognizes and encourages collaboration and partnerships between school library media specialists and the school community through joint planning of a program, project, or event in support of the curriculum, using school library resources, and incorporating the AASL Standards (2017).
Multiple Collaborative School Library Award recipients may be selected for this Award. The Collaborative School Library 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.
OELMA’s Awards Strategic Committee is charged with reviewing applications for all Association awards. The Committee is comprised of four OELMA members approved by the OELMA Board, Immediate Past President, Co-chairs of the Awards Strategic Committee approved by the OELMA Board and the Director Liaison to Awards. The OELMA Board of Directors makes the final decision on all awards.
The following criteria will be used in the selection process:
- The project will be judged on:
- The degree of
jointeffort between the school library media specialist and other educators (e.g. multiple day lessons, program project);
- Use of school library resources;
- Alignment with the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.
- The project submitted should reflect
practice that can serve as a model for others in collaborative planning. It is recommended that the recipient shares their project at the OELMA Conference and/or other professional development opportunities such as webinars. a best
- Meets at least
score on OELMA’s Collaborative School Library Award Checklist. minimum
- Current OELMA member
- The applicants will be a school library media specialist and educators who have collaborated on a project to further the competencies in the Learner Framework in the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.
Applications should include the following materials:
- Completed online OELMA Scholarship & Awards Program application form
- Nomination letter, which explains how the nominee meets award selection criteria as stipulated in OELMA’s School Library District Award Rubric and provides evidence of integration of the library program across the total curriculum meeting the diverse needs of all learners
- Photograph in .jpg or .gif format
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 April 6th.
You will be able to upload supporting materials to the online form.