OPLA Children’s or Youth Services Librarian of the Year Award

Criteria and Eligibility
The OPLA Children’s or Youth Services Librarian of the Year Award is given to honour a children’s librarian who has made a positive impact on children’s or youth services librarianship.

The nominee must be a member of OLA/OPLA and will have made a significant contribution in the following areas:

Active involvement in the public library profession.
Enhanced service to children and youth in the local library.
Strong advocacy for service to children and youth.
Modelling children’s and youth services librarianship as a rewarding career.
Being a positive role model to colleagues and the wider community.

The nominator must also be a member in good standing of OLA/OPLA.

March 31: Nominations Due
June Council Meeting: Nominations deliberated and decisions made
Early-Mid July: Nominators/Nominees informed of decisions and picture of winner(s) requested
Early-Mid August: Final award presentation details known and provided to Nominators/Nominees

What to Include
In addition to the form submission, support can be letters of support, samples of their work, photographs, news clippings, etc.

Please attach 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.