The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA), a professional association for highly effective school librarians and libraries, is pleased to announce that Katy Reed-Brown, Library Media Specialist at EHOVE Career Center, is the recipient of the Rosen Publishing Ohio School Librarian of the Month Award, April 2022.

The Rosen Publishing Ohio School Librarian of the Month recognizes one school librarian a month who designs, develops, and implements a collaborative lesson plan and/or programming that empowers student learning. This award spotlights the importance of both the school library community and librarian and the pivotal role each plays in transforming learning throughout students’ K-12 education.

Reed-Brown was selected from over 600 librarians in Ohio to win the award after creating Let's Go! Have Book Will Travel, a literacy program where EHOVE students focused on digital citizenship, media literacy and travel.  Passports (handmade journals) with monthly stamps and plenty of prizes gave students reasons to regularly visit the Library Media Center as individuals or as a class.   

As the award recipient, she will have the opportunity to select a free set of books for the school library from Rosen Publishing Company. She will also be recognized at the 2022 OELMA Conference.

OELMA is pleased to partner with Rosen Publishing for this award. Since its establishment in 1950, Rosen has offered engaging print and digital books on a wide range of topics that are aligned with the curriculum. Rosen is also known for its databases and interactive e-books.