Citizen of the Year


The OLC Board of Directors is responsible for identifying nominees and selecting the winner of the OLC Citizen of the Year Award. This award honors a person whose recent accomplishments have impacted the library profession and/or library service to the community.

A citizen, or a group of citizens in Ohio who has/have made a significant contribution that has had a positive influence on library services throughout the State of Ohio.

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 or group?
  2. How have they displayed distinguished service?
  3. How have they impacted the library profession and/or library services in Ohio?

To nominate someone for Citizen of the Year, contact Michelle Francis, OLC’s Executive Director, at or call 614-410-8092.