2017 Awards and Honors Recipients Recognized During Convention and Expo Ceremony

The OLC officially recognized the achievements of the 2017 Awards & Honors winners during a special ceremony at the Convention and Expo on Wed., Oct. 4 in Dayton. This innovative and dedicated group (pictured below) exemplifies the highest level of public library service in the state.

Read more about this year’s award winners.

Congratulations to the 2017 Recipients…

Hall of Fame Librarian photo

Kimber Fender, Hall of Fame Librarian

Outreach Award photo

Cathy Hunter, John Philip Outreach Award winner

Librarian of 2017

Debbie Saunders, Librarian of the Year

Citizen of the Year photo

Stephen Hedges, Citizen of the Year

Innovation award photo

Paula Brehm-Heeger, representing the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County – 2017 Library Innovation Award

Service Award photo

Michael Christian-Budd, Service Excellence Award 

Trustee Award photo

Thomas Uhler, Trustee Award of Achievement

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Nominations for the 2018 Awards & Honors will open in January 2018 with a new, more simplified nomination process. Learn more.