Criteria and Eligibility
The nominated candidate for the OPLA James Bain Medallion must have served on a public library board for at least part of the calendar year for which they are honoured. All nominated board members from small, medium and large libraries are given equal consideration.
The selection of the successful candidate will be based on significant contributions in at least two of the following criteria:
Board members currently serving on the OLBA Council are not eligible for this award.
Nominators must be a member in good standing of OLBA or OPLA.
November 15: 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, and potentially including but not limited to:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.