|INFOhio Hugh Durbin Leadership Award
Revised for 2011
Hugh Durbin spent his career engaged in providing quality library media programs and
resources to students from pre-kindergarten children to adults in prison. He supported the
professional growth of his colleagues through his leadership in OELMA and by sharing his
vision for the future of school library media programs in articles and presentations.
Hughs professionalism and personal commitment serve as an example for all of us in
the field today. The INFOhio Hugh Durbin Leadership Award will help keep his example
before us as a touchstone by which we can measure ourselves and encourage others to grow
in our profession. (Picture source: OELMA Archives)
The INFOhio Hugh Durbin Leadership Award seeks to encourage and support greater
involvement in the leadership of INFOhio by practicing library media center personnel.
This will be accomplished by identifying potential new leaders and facilitating their
participation in INFOhio sponsored activities.
The INFOhio Hugh Durbin Leadership Award recipient will be
recognized during the OELMA awards program with the presentation of a
The selection of the Award recipient will be made by an ad hoc awards committee appointed
by the INFOhio Governing Advisory Board. Appropriate timelines for the
applications/nominations and the selection processes will be established by the committee
in conjunction with the INFOhio central office.
The INFOhio Hugh Durbin Leadership Award recipient will be selected from those applicants
and nominees who:
1) Complete the application/nomination form and comply with the timelines established
by the selection committee.
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2) Are certificated/licensed as a library media specialist.
3) Hold a district or building level school library media position responsible for
working directly with students and/or staff in the utilization of INFOhio-provided
resources, which may or may not include the SirsiDynix automation program.
4) Demonstrate an outstanding and unique utilization of INFOhio assets to link the
right student to the right resources at the right time.
5) Indicate a willingness to help provide leadership the the ITC user group or state
user group levels.
6) Include at least one letter of support from a colleague with knowledge of the
applicant/nominee, his/her utilization of INFOhio resources and his/her leadership
To support the goal of encouraging the development of new leaders for INFOhio,
preference may be given to an applicant/nominee who has not been active in INFOhio at the
Applications and nominations for the 2011 Award will be accepted until
September 9, 2011. Completed applications and nominations will
be reviewed by the Awards Committee.
The Award shall be announced on the INFOhio website and the INFOhio E-List (listserv).
ITCs are encouraged to promote the Award through their user groups and to share the
information with their member districts.