OYAN’s You’re Excellent Award — Nominations Sought

Know someone providing top-notch teen services? Nominate them for the OYEA! Award!

Nominations for the 2016 OYAN You’re Excellent Award (OYEA!) are being accepted now through March 15, 2016.

This is a fantastic way to recognize work in Oregon libraries that has made a difference for teens. The OYEA! may be awarded to an individual, library, organization, program, or initiative that has made a positive and significant contribution to teens in libraries in the state of Oregon. The honoree will receive an engraved plaque and a $100 donation to the teen service program of their choice.

Here is how to nominate that person (or people) who just popped into your head:

  • Write a letter that includes the nominee’s name, nominee’s contact information, and a description of the nominee’s positive and significant contributions to teens in libraries in the State of Oregon.
  • Add any accompanying letters of support (it is OK to send them separately from the nomination)
  • Consider that we really look and give extra weight to letters of support written by teens.

Mail or email your letter of nomination and letters of support to: Sonja Somerville; Salem Public Library; 585 Liberty St. SE; Salem, OR 97304 or ssomerville@cityofsalem.net