Librarian of the Year

Honors a librarian whose recent accomplishments have impacted the library profession and/or library service to the community.

OLC member; MLIS; and demonstrates evidence of significant professional achievement in Ohio libraries within the past 3 years.

1) Exhibits distinguished service in the library community; 2) Demonstrates evidence of professional achievements; 3) Develops and implements new services; 4) Creates partnerships within the community to provide innovative services; and 5) Active involvement on the local and state level.

Contact Katie Phillips at, if you need further information about the Librarian of the Year Award.

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? [Word limit: 50]
  2. How has he/she displayed distinguished service in the community? [Word limit: 300]
  3. In what ways has the nominee created partnerships within the community to provide innovative services? [Word limit: 300]
  4. How has the nominee demonstrated professional achievement and played a role in local and/or state library organizations? [Word limit: 300]
  5. Share examples of new services the nominee has developed and implemented. [Word limit: 300]

As a nominator, you will need to:

(1) Obtain 3-5 testimonials from:

  • Colleagues, staff, co-workers
  • Library board, director and/or immediate supervisor
  • Community leaders
  • Library patrons
  • Project partners
  • Past employees as appropriate

Be prepared to upload these testimonials. PDF format preferred (max. file size: 1MB).

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(2) Obtain a copy of your Nominee’s resume, curriculum vitae (CV), etc. Copy and paste this information into the online form or upload the document. PDF format preferred (max. file size: 1MB). You can also provide a link to the Nominee’s online biography or LinkedIn profile page.

Submit Nomination Form