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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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I often hear through OELMA events and other school librarian networking opportunities the many discussions regarding how we are being evaluated in our schools. Some are not being evaluated annually, others are being asked to use the OTES model to be evaluated. However you are being evaluated, one thing is certain:...
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Why Sarah "Hearts" OELMA

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Our featured “I HEART OELMA” video this week is of Sarah Thornbery, a 2014 Leadership in Action Award winner:   http://www.tubechop.com/watch/5216363   As I listen to Sarah, I am again impressed by how OELMA role models reached out to her and encouraged her when she was starting out in library...
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Do you know a library school student who is committed to pursuing a career in school librarianship? Help her or him achieve their goals with a nomination for an OELMA scholarship!   The J. Allen Oakum Scholarship and the OELMA Scholarship are awarded to Ohio residents pursuing certification in school...
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This time of year it is easy to get caught up in dreary weather and the testing schedules that are filling February and March.  Recently, I had a ray of sunshine in the unlikeliest of all places--a high school elective class.  Last year I was excited when I saw Popular...
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Let's see what the criteria for the Outstanding Individual School Library Award states:   The Outstanding Individual School Library Award recognizes an exceptional building-level library program that is integrated across the total curriculum, thus meeting the diverse needs of all learners.   And how about the criteria for the Outstanding...
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