OSLA Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award

Criteria and Eligibility
The OSLA Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award is given to honour a teacher-librarian who has demonstrated leadership in the implementation of school library programs through Collaboration and Inquiry – based learning. Projects, programs and activities cited should exemplify the vision of Together for Learning in their School Library/Learning Commons.

The nominated candidate has a positive impact on either or both of:

Students and/or teachers in their use of and attitude towards the library learning commons.
School library program through the integration of multiple literacies.

The candidate has embraced the following:

Development and successful application of innovative teaching methods.
A rich learning environment which promotes student engagement.
Interest in and enthusiasm for the school library learning commons.
Collaborative development of inquiry-based learning.

The Nominee must be a current member of OLA/OSLA in good standing. The nomination may be made by administrators, or educational colleagues.

November 30: 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:

An endorsement by at least one OSLA member.
Documentation of the accomplishments of the nominee.
A package of appropriate materials to support the nominee.
Letters of support from colleagues, teacher-librarians, coordinators, students, and parents.
Nominee’s work history and significant positions in libraries.

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.