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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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The State of eBooks in School Libraries

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School Library Journal recently published a fairly comprehensive article about the use of ebooks in school libraries. I found it particularly informative, if not reassuring, as I still grapple with how to best use, promote and purchase ebooks for my libraries.   http://www.slj.com/2015/09/technology/getting-to-e-the-state-of-the-school-ebook-market/    ...
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Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Looking Back, Looking Forward. This was the title of an article written by Hilda Weisburg and Ruth Toor in the the June 2015 issue of American Libraries. The article was about a first-year school librarian’s assessment of the school year and how to close the library for summer. The title...
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How exciting is the new year

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OH MY...the start of another year.  For me it means a new school.  I don't know about you but the push to get a Library Media Center up and running (especially if you are new) is enough to make my head pop.  On the other hand it so exciting.  I...
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OELMA is representing again! On July 17th, OhioNET held their Dive into Data Conference and three of our OELMA members presented a session titled- Assessment Ready: Collaboration to Impact Student Achievement. The session focused on collaborative lessons and the kind of student data and evaluation they complete to demonstrate student...
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Finding Your Niche in Librarianship

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One of the things we all love about being school librarians is that we never know what is going to walk through the door.  The problem is we can’t be an expert at everything.  Some of us really love the book end of the job, others the tech.  Hopefully we...
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