The Teen Services Division advocates for teens and supports library professionals in their mission to grow and strengthen services to teens.
James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature
The Teen Services Division of OLC created the James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature in 2007. This award recognizes a book that promotes and celebrates cultural, ethnic, or social diversity.
Next Nomination period: March 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021
Kristin Wilson, Coordinator (2020)
Loudonville Public Library
Work: (419) 994-5531
Caitlynn Melick, Assistant Coordinator (2020)
Muskingum County Library System
Work: (740) 453-0391 x 153
Sarah Deisler, Secretary (2020)
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Work: (330) 643-9186
Sarah Rosenberger, Past Coordinator (2020)
Cleveland Hts-University Hts Public Library
Work: (216) 932-3600
Sarah Amazing (2021)
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
Work: (330) 399-8807 x 159
Ruby Smart (2020)
Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library
Work: (740) 702-4117
Marisha Sullivan (2020)
Stark County District Library
Work: (330) 452-0665
Board Liaison: Jennifer Slone
PDC Liaisons: Barbara Scott, Shanon Titas
Goals and Objectives
- Increase teen program submissions for Convention and all OLC events.
- Promote James Cook Award, encourage more book nominations, revamp display, promote memory project, make webpage more visible.
- Have an engaging TSD presence at the OLC Connects area during the Convention and Expo.
- Research ideas for ongoing education resources for members.
Annual Report (PDF)