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On Friday, April 22, 2016, at the State Library of Ohio, 274 East First Avenue, OELMA holds Cbus LitCamp: Ignite Your Story Power.  From 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., converse with authors and network with librarians from across the state.  The Cbus LitCamp website contains more information about the day’s...
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Honor Champions of Intellectual Freedom!

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Do you know your way around the School Library Bill of Rights?   As an interpretation of ALA’s Library Bill of Rights, this document, revised last in 2014, spells out our responsibilities to our patrons – our students.  Find the statement at the following link:   http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill/interpretations/accessresources     Do...
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And The Winner is...

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  The next award winner could be you, or someone you know! It's time to think about nominating yourself or a colleague for the OELMA/Follett School Solutions Outstanding School Librarian Award. This award recognizes an Ohio licensed school librarian, who develops an exemplary school library program, collaborates with classroom teachers,...
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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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