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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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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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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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