The award is given in memory of Evelyn Sibley Lampman (1907-1980), noted Oregon teacher, journalist, and author of children’s books.
The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award was established in 1982 to honor a living Oregon author, librarian, or educator who has made a significant contribution to Oregon in the fields of children’s literature and library services. It is awarded annually by the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association.
Past Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award Recipients:
Jane Corry has made an indelible mark on the library profession and on families across Oregon since she became a Multnomah County Library Youth Librarian in 1997. Jane discovered that this was her dream job and stayed a Youth Librarian until retirement in April 2017.
Though retired, Jane shines bright in the OLA spotlight still. She is a lead organizer for the first OLA Leadership Institute, serves on the Library Development and Legislation Committee, and is the Children’s Services Division incoming Co-Chairperson. This level of passion for the library profession and youth services was demonstrated early in Jane’s career.
Nearly twenty years ago, Jane was instrumental in training library staff on how to incorporate early literacy messages in storytimes as part of the Every Child Ready to Read First Edition (ECRR1) pilot program in Oregon. She also helped develop a video featuring the Six ECRR1 Skills that was distributed to all Oregon libraries. ECRR continues to be a seminal tool for teaching parents how to incorporate important early literacy skills into their daily lives.
Not only has Jane brought joy and early literacy skills to thousands of families, but she has shared her expertise with others. Jane has trained and mentored Multnomah County Library staff, students from Emporia State University’s MLS program, and Portland State University’s teacher librarian program on how to connect with children and adults as well as how to make reading accessible and fun.
Jane is a champion of service to the library profession and often cajoles others to serve on committees. Her previous commitments include serving as Lampman Award Chair, CSD Chair, and as OLA President. She also reached out to REFORMA during her OLA Presidency and encouraged them to join OLA.