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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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Why I Decided to Genre-fy My Fiction Collection

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Over three years ago I was introduced to the idea of genre-fying a library collection through the listserv and again from conversing with a colleague at a midwinter conference. The idea wasn’t completely far-fetched. I had already placed genre labels on some books based on teacher assignments. And for a...
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Of course they are!  And to demonstrate, apply for either OELMA's Outstanding School Library District-- or Individual School Library – Award.  Or nominate another library or district that exemplifies outstanding!   What does outstanding look like? ·      Collaboration with classroom teachers and other specialists ·      Maker space activities ·      Integrated...
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Nominate an Administrator for an OELMA Award!

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  The Grammy Awards may be over- but you still have time to nominate a colleague for an OELMA Award! Think about nominating a leader you know, or yourself for one of the OELMA Leadership awards! The Outstanding Administrator Award recognizes an Ohio school administrator who has made significant contributions...
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  Librarians, teachers and students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend an author extravaganza and literary conference at LitCon 2016, held at Perry High School, Perry, Ohio on May 17, 2016.   LitCon 2016 will be a fabulous day to meet 9 amazing YA authors! Interact with LitCon authors...
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That’s why OELMA offers awards to organizations and individuals in both arenas.  They are:   The Literacy Leader Award   -- recognizing community organizations for  exemplary support .  This award honors groups supporting literacy programs, which reinforce student learning.     Information Technology Innovation Award  -- recognizing school librarians who design,...
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