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.
- Nominations Open for 2019 James Cook Book Award
- James Cook Book Award Background Information
- Past Winners and Honorable Books
Sarah Rosenberger, Coordinator (2019)
Cleveland Hts.-University Hts. Public Library
Kristin Wilson, Asst. Coordinator (2019)
Loudonville Public Library
Caitlynn Melick, Secretary (2019)
Muskingum County Library System
Work: 740-453-0391 Ext. 153
Rikki Unterbrink, Past Coordinator (2019)
Shelby County Libraries
Work: 937-492-8354 Ext. 111
Jennifer Coventry (2019)
Wadsworth Public Library
Sarah Deisler (2020)
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Steve Moser (2020)
Dayton Metro Library
Work: (937) 496-8510
PDC Liaisons: Luke Bentley, Shannon Titas
Goals and Objectives
- Increase teen program submissions for Convention and all OLC events.
- Select James Cook Book Award winner and promote the winner via the awards luncheon, poster session, and memory book.
- Have an engaging TSD presence at the OLC Connects area during the Convention and Expo.
- Create “Crash Course in Core Competencies” educational sessions; Reader’s Advisory How To; and Patron Awareness of Lynda.
Annual Report (PDF)