Librarian of the Year

Honors a librarian whose recent accomplishments have impacted the library profession and/or library service to the community.

OLC member; MLIS; and demonstrates evidence of significant professional achievement in Ohio libraries within the past 3 years.

1) Exhibits distinguished service in the library community; 2) Demonstrates evidence of professional achievements; 3) Develops and implements new services; 4) Creates partnerships within the community to provide innovative services; and 5) Active involvement on the local and state level.

Contact Missy Lodge at if you need further information about the Librarian of the Year Award.

Nomination Checklist:
As a nominator, the success of your nominee rests largely with your ability to answer the following questions:

  1. Why are you nominating this person?
  2. How has he/she displayed distinguished service in the community?
  3. In what ways has the nominee created partnerships within the community to provide innovative services?
  4. How has the nominee demonstrated professional achievement and played a role in local and/or state library organizations?
  5. Share examples of new services the nominee has developed and implemented.

As a nominator, you will need to:

(1) Obtain 3-5 testimonials from:

  • Colleagues, staff, co-workers
  • Library board, director and/or immediate supervisor
  • Community leaders
  • Library patrons
  • Project partners
  • Past employees as appropriate

Be prepared to upload these testimonials. PDF format preferred (max. file size: 1MB).

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(2) Obtain a copy of your Nominee’s resume, curriculum vitae (CV), etc. Copy and paste this information into the online form or upload the document. PDF format preferred (max. file size: 1MB). You can also provide a link to the Nominee’s online biography or LinkedIn profile page.

Nomination Form