Administrator of the Year

To honour a school administrator who has brought his or her influence to bear on the development of effective school library information centres and of school library program both in a school board and among his or her peers.

To apply: Complete the online nomination form by November 1
For questions or more information, contact awards@accessola.com

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2017 Award Recipient




Colin Anderson

Principal, South Carleton High School, Ottawa Carleton District School Board

Colin's willingness to tackle difficult projects and assignments, coupled with his persistent determination are a true testament of his character. Upon his transfer to South Carleton, Colin identified the need for students to have a common, safe, and inclusive area where they could work, collaborate, express their creativity, and be innovative. He put together a team that sought input from parent council, students, the trustee and teachers. Because of his understanding of students' needs and a willingness to listen to stakeholders, as well as to delegate responsibility, resources were allocated to redefine an underutilized Library into a Learning Commons.
Colin was a tireless advocate for change from South Carleton's traditional Library into a vibrant Learning Commons that has served as a model for other schools in our District. This space, bright and welcoming with a "cafe" type feel upon entry, is now a thriving hub of student and teacher activity. 
Brett Reynolds, Superintendent of Instruction, Ottawa Carleton District School Board


2016 Award Recipient



Lynn Wisniewski

Lynn has been a driving force in providing teacher librarians with opportunities to collaborate and make a difference, not only within their schools, but at the Board and even provincial levels.  Lynn tirelessly advocates for teacher librarians to ensure we have the time and funding we need.  Whether she is launching a new research model for the school board, bringing together multi-discipline teams to support and develop board-wide projects to support our students and staff, or guiding the numerous school and public library teams that strengthen our community relationships and improve the user experience in our shared school and public library branches, she does this all while being a continuous advocate of school libraries. Colleen Kelly, LIT,Online/Web Library Technician & Heather Stoness, Teacher Librarian, Halton District School Board