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Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award Nomination
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Nomination Instructions

Eligibility

  • The nominee can be a library staff member who has performed one or more of the following services in support of literacy: outreach, programming, advocacy, recruitment, public awareness, collection development, fundraising, other -- you name it!
  • The nominee cannot be a literacy services staff person who already provides direct literacy services.
  • Persons nominated for the award are required to be CLA members.  If unsure, please contact the CLA Office for assistance no later than two weeks prior to the deadline.
  • Nominators are not required to be CLA members. However, if a nomination is made by a non-member, the nomination must be endorsed by a CLA member. If you need assistance in finding a CLA member to endorse your nomination, please contact the CLA office no later than two weeks prior to the deadline.
  • Only one nomination per library jurisdiction is permitted.
  • The OLSL Award is an individual award and a nomination may not be made for a group.

How to nominate
Nominators should submit the following to CLA:

  • A brief description of what the nominee has done to demonstrate passion, excellence, and dedication on behalf of literacy. (Not to exceed 300 words.)
  • Information about the nominee's library background and what the nominee's outstanding qualities are. E.g., how long has s/he worked in libraries and what has been the nature of that work? (Not to exceed 150 words.)
  • Anything else the committee should know about the nominee. (Not to exceed 150 words.)

Please fill out the following application.

NOMINEE INFORMATION

Please include information about the person you are nominating below.