2018 Awards and Honors Recipients

The Ohio Library Council  continues its tradition of honoring the best and brightest individuals and organizations in the Ohio library community through its Awards and Honors program. The 2018 honorees have demonstrated outstanding leadership and remarkable dedication to providing exceptional library service to their communities. They will receive their awards at the OLC Convention and Expo Awards and Honors Luncheon on Oct. 3 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky.

The Ohio Library Council is proud to recognize the following recipients of the 2018 Awards and Honors:

Hall of Fame Librarian
Missy Lodge, Associate State Librarian for Library Development, State Library of Ohio

Librarian of the Year
Andrea Legg, Extension and Technical Services Manager, Tuscarawas County Public Library

Service Excellence Award
Lynn Mercer, Human Resources Director, Muskingum County Library System

Ohio Friends of the Library Recognition Award
Friends of the Delaware County District Library

Trustee/Board of Trustees Award of Achievement
Michael Kilbourne, Trustee, Bexley Public Library Board of Trustees

John Philip Outreach Award
Linda Toohey, Outreach Librarian, Dover Public Library

Diana Vescelius Emerging Leader Award
Amanda Marquart, Youth Services Librarian, Greene County Public Library

Library Innovation Award
Medina County District Library, GED Testing Center

Citizen of the Year Award
Ryan Burgess, Director, Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation

OLC’s weekly e-newsletter, Access, will spotlight each one of the recipients. More information about the OLC’s Awards and Honors program is available on the OLC website.