OLA Award Recipients 

 

OLA Distinguished Service Award

Oregon Librarian of the Year

Library Employee of the Year

Library Supporter of the Year 

OLA Honorary Lifetime Membership Recipients  

Legislator of the Year 

 

Book Awards: The ORCA - Oregon Reader's Choice Award

 

Other OLA Awards:
ACRL (Association for College and Research Libraries)--Award for Excellence

Children's Services Division--Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award

OYAN (Oregon Young Adult Network)--OYEA! You're Excellent Award

Public Library Division-OLÉ Award 

 

OLA Distinguished Service Award

The OLA Distinguished Service Award may be awarded to any Oregon Librarian or library staff member, who has been in the profession for 15 years or more years, has worked in Oregon libraries for at least ten years, and is currently a member of OLA, for exceptional service over a period of years.

  • Janet Webster (2013)
  • Ellen Fader (2012)
  • Pierina (Perri) Parise (2011)
  • Deb Hollens  (2010)
  • Rebecca Cohen (2009)
  • Robin Beerbower (2009)
  • Jan Griffin (2008)
  • Deanna Iltis (2006)
  • June Mikkelsen (2005)
  • B.J. Quinlan (2005)
  • Aletha Bonebrake (2004)

 

Oregon Librarian of the Year

 This award is given to a professional librarian who has demonstrated excellence in library service in Oregon. The librarian must have worked for pay in an Oregon library for at least two years. The nominee must be a member of OLA.

  • Eva Calcagno (2013)
  • Ruth Murray (2012)
  • Anne-Marie Deitering (2011) 
  • Mary Ginnane  (2010)
  • Gary Sharp (2009)
  • Michael Gaston (2008)
  • Teresa Landers (2007)
  • Marie Baldo (2006)
  • Caleb Tucker Raymond (2006)
  • Ronnie Budge (2004)
  • Janet Webster (2003)
  • Patty Cutright (2002)
  • Connie Bennett (2001)
  • Gail Warner (2000)
  • Deborah Carver (1999)
  • Karyle Butcher (1998)
  • Andy Swanson (1997)
  • Jim Scheppke (1996)
  • Sara Charlton (1995)
  • Deborah Jacobs (1994)
  • Carol Hildebrand (1993)
  • Ken Reading (1992)
  • George Happ (1991)

 

Library Employee of the Year

This award is given to a library employee who is committed to providing excellent library service to the community. The recipient has shown leadership, initiative, and willingness to share skills with the organization.

  • laurie Mintz (2013)
  • Rea Andrew (2012)
  • Sandi Ritchie (2011)
  • Nancy Price  (2010)
  • Susan Gilmont (2009)
  • Marcia Poehler (2007)
  • Carolee Harrison (2006)
  • Renea Arnold (2005)
  • Tobe Porter (2005)
  • Nancy Pardon (2004)
  • Heidi Florenzen and Linda Weight (2003)
  • Pam Pugsley(2002)
  • Wanda Fitch (2001)
  • Judy Brunkal (2000)
  • Chantal Strobel (1999)
  • Robyn Cram (1998)
  • Shirien Stevens (1997)
  • Judi Beaty (1996)
  • Linda Bellock (1995)
  • Jey Wann (1994)
  • Robin Beerbower (1993)
  • Donetta Sheffold (1992)
  • Charlotte Lee (1991)

 

Library Supporter of the Year
This award is given to someone involved in various library activities on an unpaid basis. This may be as a volunteer, friend, board member, government official, or individual. The recipient should be one who has shown commitment to supporting and promoting Oregon libraries.

  • Brian Wilson (2013) Multnomah County Library 
  • Ann Malkin (2012) Deschutes Public Library
  • Heather Staten and Arthur Babitz (2011), Hood River County Library District
  • Harry Bodine (2011), Washington County Libraries
  • Betsy Priddy (2010)
  • George Hoyt (Clackamas County Libraries supporter) 2009
  • Stayton Public Library Foundation (2008)
  • Freda Vars (2007)
  • Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D) Teams (handler and dog) throughout Oregon (2007)
  • Alsea Community Effort(2006)
  • Wayne and Jeanne Holm, Cindy Hirst, and The Friends of the North Plains Public Library(2006)
  • Barbara Wright(2006)
  • Bill and Verlean McCoy (2005)
  • Friends of the Driftwood Public Library (2004)
  • The Olmstead Family (2003)
  • Oregon Trail Internet(2002)
  • Alison Baker Relling (2001)
  • Craig Berkman (2000)
  • Kent Taylor (1999)
  • Virginia Hite (1998)
  • Jon Nelson (1997)
  • Ed Ohlmann (1996)
  • Mary Hoffman (1995)
  • Mike Duncanson (1994)
  • Douglas Bennett (1993)
  • Jackie Sutton (1992)
  • Anne Carter (1991) 

  

OLA Honorary Lifetime Membership Recipients

  • Ed House (2013)
  • Steve Skidmore (2013)
  • Jim Scheppke (2011)
  • June Knudson (2011)
  • Mryna (Yvonne) Williams  (2010)
  • Anne Billeter, Jackson County Library (2009)
  • Richard Turi, North Bend (2008)
  • Ronnie Budge, Jackson County Library (2007)
  • Candace Morgan (2004)
  • Senator Cliff Trow (2002)


Legislator of the Year

OLA has always seen the wisdom of acknowledging our friends. The Library Development and Legislation Committee selects legislators who have been particularly supportive of OLA's legislative agenda. Legislators of the Year are members of Congress who helped Oregon's as well as the nation's libraries and members of the Oregon Legislature who have protected freedom of speech, championed new ways of financing library services, and improved the quality of library services for Oregonians.

  • Senator Margaret Carter (D-Portland) (2010). Presented at the 2010 OLA Banquet in Portland.  
  • Rep. Peter Buckley (D- Ashland) (2010). Presented locally.  
  • Rep. Vicki Berger (R-Salem) (2006). Presented at the 2006 OLA Conference in Salem
  • Senator Ginny Burdick (D-Portland) (2004).  Presented at the 2004 OLA Conference in Eugene
  • Rep. Rob Patridge (R-Medford) and Senator Susan Castillo (D-Eugene). Presented locally. (1999)
  • Ben Westlund (R-Redmond) Presented locally. (1997)
  • Rep. Denny Jones (R-Ontario) Presented locally. (1995)
  • Senator Cliff Trow and Senator Stan Bunn (R-McMinnville) Presented locally. (1994)
  • Senator Cliff Trow (D-Corvallis) Presented in Corvallis. (1992)
  • Senator Joyce Cohen (D-Lake Oswego) Presented at the OLA Conference in Portland. (1990)
  • Senator Frank Roberts (D-Portland) Presented at Multnomah County Library. (1988)
  • Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-West Linn) Presented at a Legislative Committee meeting at Marylhurst College. (1986)

 

 

 

 
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