Teen Services Division

 Action Council | Goals and Objectives

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

Action Council

Caitlynn Melick, Coordinator (2021)
Muskingum County Library System
Work: 740-453-0391 x153

Sarah Deisler, Assistant Coordinator (2021)
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Work: 330-643-9186

Ruby Smart, Secretary (2021)
Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library
Work: 740-702-4117

Kristin Wilson, Past Coordinator (2021)
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
Work: 419-892-2575

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
Work: 330-343-6123

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)