OLITA Technology Advancing Libraries Award

Criteria and Eligibility
The OLITA Technology Advancing Libraries Award recognizes a project that demonstrates leadership in the application of technology to benefit library users, enhance library operations, and extend partnerships. Please provide details for a primary contact of the project in the nomination form.

Nominations will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Nominations must be for a project and not an individual.
Nominations may be made by the library representative or by others.
All projects must be operational by the close of the nomination period.
Libraries must be operating within the province of Ontario.

Nominations will also be judged on the following criteria:

Problem solving
Innovation
Impact
Timeliness
Contribution to the library community

Nominators must be members in good standing of OLA.

Timeline
November 1: Nominations Due
November Council Meeting: Nominations deliberated and decisions made
Early-Mid December: Nominators/Nominees informed of decisions and picture of winner(s) requested
Early-Mid January: Final award presentation details known and provided to Nominators/Nominees

What to Include
The nomination package should include evidence to support the nomination, potentially including but not limited to:

Examples of how the candidate project meets the award criteria.
Screenshots, screencasts, or documentation that provides evaluators with an understanding of the project.
Letters of support from beneficiaries of the project (maximum of 5).
Quantitative and/or qualitative measures of the impact of the project.

Nominees who are not selected may be re-nominated in subsequent years with the submission of updated documentation.
Please attach your supporting documents in a single, PDF file. If there are questions or concerns about attaching your document, please contact the OLA office at awards@accessola.com.