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Awards Season Is Here! Do You Know a Leader?

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   Are you ready for Awards Season? The Grammy Awards, the Academy Awards- and the OELMA Awards! Think about nominating a leader you know, or yourself for one of the OELMA Leadership awards!   1. The Emerging Leader Award recognizes OELMA members who have recently assumed an OELMA leadership role...
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We're at the end of January already, and a new Awards and Scholarships season is taking shape!  Marie Sabol and I are co-chairing with some returning and some new members, and we're ready to see the great talent we have in Ohio by seeing those applications start rolling in.  They...
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Shelfari vs. Goodreads

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This was one of the biggest debates when I was in library school.  I chose Shelfari for various reasons, mostly because I liked the look of it and my mentor used it also.  Goodreads social aspect didn’t (and still doesn’t) do much for me.  I have noticed over the years...
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Collaboration - That's What It's All About!

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OELMA, State Library of Ohio, INFOhio, and the Ohio PTA formed a collaborative partnership two years ago to create Reading ‘Round the Clock.  As part of this powerful partnership, I have been privileged to work with Janet Ingraham-Dwyer (State Library of Ohio), Emily Rozmus (INFOhio), and Sue Owens (PTA) to...
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Find your passion and share it with OELMA!!

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  I am working on my New Year’s resolutions.  My cornerstone for the year is JOY.  This will be the thread that runs through all of my choices for 2016.  I believe joy and passion are often found hand in hand, so PASSION is my theme.  I am passionate about...
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