Criteria and Eligibility
The OPLA Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a library staff member who has given life long service to the profession and has contributed significantly to the growth and innovation of public libraries in Ontario.
The selected candidate must have worked in an Ontario library for all or a substantial portion of their career. Librarians from small, medium and large libraries shall be given equal consideration. There is no minimum educational requirement for qualification for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award may be given posthumously within one year of the death of a suitable recipient.
The selection of the candidate will be based on significant contributions in at least one of the following criteria:
Those currently serving on the OPLA Council are not eligible for this award.
Nominators must be a member in good standing of OLA/OPLA.
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:
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.