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The Ohio Educational Library Media Association is Ohio's preeminent professional association for highly effective school librarians and libraries. 

The mission of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association is to meet the needs of Ohio’s learners as we advocate for and provide professional development to school librarians.

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Cool Tech Tools for our Conference!

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“Taking Charge of Change” is the OELMA theme for this October conference and our conference coordinator Angela Wojtecki, is putting this motto to work! This year we are using two excellent Web 2.0 tools all found and then implemented by Angela.  -Both tools are excellent examples of using the power of...
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If you’ve wondered how you as a professional school librarian taking charge of change could use the concept of speed dating in your library program – be prepared to learn at this year’s OELMA Conference.  On Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Quest Conference Center...
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      I have recently returned from Library Leadership Ohio (LLO) and cannot say enough positive things about my experience. It was held for two and a half days in Worthington and there were 50 librarians in attendance total. I was fortunate to receive an OELMA Scholarship to attend...
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Academic Librarians and the common core

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The Common Core has the attention of academic librarians!  In the July 2014 issue of Library Journal, read Steven Bell's article "Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians."  He writes that now is the time for academic librarians to tune in to the Common Core.  Bell gives credit to "Our school librarian colleagues, who...
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Melinda Gates Discusses Common Core Concerns

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, an ardent supporter of the Common Core, is now urging states to delay decision " based on assessment tests aligned to the standards ."  NPR's Here and Now interviewed Melinda Gates who talked about her concerns about the common core.  You can hear the discussion on...
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