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.
Next Nomination period: March 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021
Caitlynn Melick, Coordinator (2021)
Muskingum County Library System
Work: 740-453-0391 x153
Sarah Deisler, Assistant Coordinator (2021)
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Ruby Smart, Secretary (2021)
Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library
Kristin Wilson, Past Coordinator (2021)
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
Sarah Amazing (2021)
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
Work: 330-399-8807 x159
Christiana Congelio (2021)
Marysville Public Library
Work: 937-642-1876 x29
Liz Strauss (2022)
Dover Public Library
Bridget Sutter (2022)
Medina County District Library
Board Liaison: Jennifer Slone
PDC Liaisons: Barbara Scott
Staff Liaison: Angie Jacobsen
Goals and Objectives
1. Update and reformat the “Steal This Ideas” packet.
2. Create a Teen Services Advocacy Guide.
3. Select and Promote the James Cook Book Award Winner.
4. Submit quality programs for OLC events and convention.
Annual Report (PDF)