Awards

Do you have a co-worker, colleague, supervisor or anyone in your library staff that goes above and beyond and deserves recognition?  Check out the numerous Awards
offered by OLA and divisions and be sure to nominate! Nominations are open until November 1 unless otherwise noted. 
Many awards are presented at the OLA Super Conference in late January and called for nominations in the fall.
Nominations for the Library Building Awards and some OPLA Awards are called for in the spring. 
For any questions about OLA awards please contact awards@accessola.com

Awards Timeline

  Audience/Division   Award Title    Nomination
  Open
 
  Nomination
  Close
  Award Presentation 
  All OLA Members, 
  Senior Library Staff,
  Architects
  OLA Library Building Award: 
  New Library Buildings
 
  February 2019   May/June 2019   Annual Institute on
  Library as Place
  All OLA Members, 
  Senior Library Staff,
  Architects
  OLA Library Building Award:
  Library Architectural and Design
  Transformation 
  February 2018   May/June 2018    Annual Institute on
   Library as Place
  All OLA Members   OLA Archival and Preservation
  Achievement Award
  September   November 1   Super Conference
  All OLA Members   OLA Les Fowlie Intellectual
  Freedom Award
  September   November 1   Super Conference
  All OLA Members   OLA Media and
  Communications Award
  September   November 1   Super Conference
  All OLA Members   OLA Technical Services Award   September   November 1   Super Conference
  All OLA Members   Ken Haycock Award for
  Promoting Librarianship
 
  September   December 1   Appropriate event or 
  conference suitable to
  the recipient
  All OLA Members   The Larry Moore Award for
  Distinguished Service
  September   November 1   Super Conference
  All OLA Members   The Larry Moore Challenge:
  The Larry Moore Fund  
 
  September   November 1   Super Conference
  ABO-Franco   Prix Micheline-Persaud     September   November 1    Super Conference 
  OCULA   OCULA Award for
  Special Achievement  
  September   November 1   Super Conference 
  OCULA   OCULA Lifetime
  Achievement Award 
  September   November 1   Super Conference 
  OLBA, OPLA   W.J. Robertson Medallion    September   November 1   Super Conference
 OLBA   Joyce Cunningham Award;
  Public Library Board of the Year
  September   November 15   Super Conference
  OLITA   OLITA Project Award     September   November 1   Super Conference
  OPLA   OPLA Children's or Youth Services
  Librarian of the Year Award
  February   April 30   Child and Youth
  Services Expo Event
  OPLA   OPLA Advocacy in Action:
  Excellence in Children's or
  Teen Services Award
  
  February   April 30   Child and Youth
  Services Expo Event
  OPLA   OPLA Leadership in
  Adult Readers' Advisory
 
  September   November 1   RA in a Day Event
  OPLA   James Bain Medallion   September    November 1    Super Conference 
  OPLA   OPLA Lifetime Achievement Award    September   November 1    Super Conference 
  OPLA   Kickstart to Participation   September   November 1    Super Conference
  OSLA   OSLA Teacher-Librarian
  of the Year Award
 
  September    November 1   Super Conference
  OSLA   OSLA Administrator
  of the Year Award
 
  September    November 1   Super Conference 
  OSLA   OSLA Award for
  Special Achievemen
  September    November 1   Super Conference
  Library Students   OCULA Lightning Strikes
  Student Award
  September    November 15    Super Conference
  Library Students,
  Recent Graduates,
  OCULA
  OCULA New Librarian
  Residency Award
  
  TBD   TBD   TBD