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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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  I am really excited about the upcoming October 3rd day-long event.  I get to choose between learning about MakerSpaces or ideas on becoming an author, and as a bonus I get a tour of the Columbus School for Girls Beaton Library and one of the most innovative branches of...
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OELMA - Its Future is YOU!

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In 2016, OELMA will celebrate its 40th anniversary.  In those 40 years the school library landscape has undergone some dramatic changes, not to mention so has the role of the school librarian.  OELMA has been right there with you all the way.  Why?  Because it is your professional association governed...
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The State of eBooks in School Libraries

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School Library Journal recently published a fairly comprehensive article about the use of ebooks in school libraries. I found it particularly informative, if not reassuring, as I still grapple with how to best use, promote and purchase ebooks for my libraries.   http://www.slj.com/2015/09/technology/getting-to-e-the-state-of-the-school-ebook-market/    ...
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Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Looking Back, Looking Forward. This was the title of an article written by Hilda Weisburg and Ruth Toor in the the June 2015 issue of American Libraries. The article was about a first-year school librarian’s assessment of the school year and how to close the library for summer. The title...
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How exciting is the new year

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OH MY...the start of another year.  For me it means a new school.  I don't know about you but the push to get a Library Media Center up and running (especially if you are new) is enough to make my head pop.  On the other hand it so exciting.  I...
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