January 9, 2016
PHOTO CAPTION: Lynn Wisnewski (centre, red sweater) poses with library services staff
LYNN WISNEWSKI, THE Board’s Manager of Instructional Media for Library Services, has been awarded the Ontario School Library Association’s 2016 Administrator of the Year Award.
It honours 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.
Wisnewski said the award is a reflection of the great team she works with on a daily basis.
“I'm honoured to be selected as the Ontario School Library Association's 2016 Administrator of the Year. This achievement is a direct result of the amazing team of Library Technicians, Teacher-Librarians, and Library Services staff that I work with every day at the Halton District School Board,” said Wisniewski. “Together we've created effective school library learning commons that offer students and staff impactful teaching and learning experiences.”
According to the nomination package, Wisnewski was lauded for her support, leadership and passion for reading. Comments included those from the Oakville and Burlington public libraries, as well as Board staff.
“Her leadership demonstrates the caring attitude that drives our libraries to be positive learning environments,” part of the package stated.
Founded in 1900, the Ontario Library Association is the oldest continually operating non profit library association in Canada. With more than 5,000 members, the OLA is the largest library association in the country, providing opportunities for library staff and supporters to share experience and expertise while creating innovative solutions in a constant changing environment.