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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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Do you know a library school student who is committed to pursuing a career in school librarianship? Help her or him achieve their goals with a nomination for an OELMA scholarship!   The J. Allen Oakum Scholarship and the OELMA Scholarship are awarded to Ohio residents pursuing certification in school...
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This time of year it is easy to get caught up in dreary weather and the testing schedules that are filling February and March.  Recently, I had a ray of sunshine in the unlikeliest of all places--a high school elective class.  Last year I was excited when I saw Popular...
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Let's see what the criteria for the Outstanding Individual School Library Award states:   The Outstanding Individual School Library Award recognizes an exceptional building-level library program that is integrated across the total curriculum, thus meeting the diverse needs of all learners.   And how about the criteria for the Outstanding...
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In this week’s video clip, the 2014 Follett School Solutions Award winner, Cheryl Cartwright, explains why she “Hearts” OELMA and how OELMA members have influenced her throughout her career:   http://www.tubechop.com/watch/5360865   As you can see in Cheryl’s video, in the videos of other award winners we’ve seen so far,...
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It's Been a Cold One...

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I was sure that this winter couldn't possibly be as cold as the last one...wrong! At least I've had time to indulge in my favorite pastime- reading. I thought I would share some of my favorites that I have recently had the pleasure of reading. The first is If I...
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