Angie Jameson

The Ohio Educational Library Media Association, Ohio's professional association for highly effective school librarians and libraries, announced that Library Media Specialist Angie Jameson for Chagrin Falls Schools, is the recipient of the 2024 OELMA/Follett School Solutions Outstanding School Librarian Award. 

The OELMA/Follett School Solutions Outstanding School Librarian Award recognizes an Ohio licensed school library media specialist who develops an exemplary school library program. The school library media specialist must incorporate through their daily practice Ohio's Library Guidelines for Librarians (2021) strands: equity, literacies, partnerships, and quality schools. 

Follett School Solutions, through its integrated solutions that combine content discovery, access, and delivery with best-in-class management and instructional systems, has been a leader in empowering educators to lay the strongest possible foundations for student learning. 

Eighth grader Charlie Bird says, “Mrs. Jameson has had a major positive impact on my time here at CFMS. She's been a supportive role model for me from the moment I stepped into the building during orientation as a fresh seventh grader. She has encouraged me to explore different interests such as newspaper club, photography, art, and more, offering even more opportunities in the future as I progress into high school. It's difficult to truly tell someone all the things she's done for me and for the students here in just one quote, but in sum, Mrs. Jameson stands as the greatest teacher I've ever had.”

Tenth grader Hailey Haddon says, “Mrs. Jameson has made such a positive impact on my school life. She’s so supportive and kind to me and everyone. She has helped me through hard times and makes me want to go to school. Mrs J is the best!”

One of her recommendation letters cited, “With her innovative initiatives and her personalized approach, Mrs. Jameson continues to transcend the expectations of a traditional school librarian. Her contributions to the district's leadership team, various district projects, and most recently, the integration of generative Al, underscore her invaluable influence and foresight." 

Jameson will be recognized at the 2024 OELMA Conference and Awards Ceremony, October 2-4 in Dublin, OH. As the recipient of the association's highest honor, Jameson will give a short, uplifting speech about school librarianship at the ceremony.