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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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We Chose to Be School Librarians-Now What?

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              As I wrap up my Presidential year (which is so hard to believe), I began to reflect about the conversations I have had with many of our members regarding many topics which are affecting our profession. One school librarian brought up something that I still think about: other...
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    With the vote in, OELMA members support the changes to the OELMA governing structure.  For information on the changes visit the screencast prepared by Immediate Past President Susan Yutzey and Trent Roberts - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByzXWjF0QSHadnl3dG1uN0FtV1E/view   After the first of the year, members of the Task Force will re-convene to...
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PD on Your Own Time - Charting Your Own Course

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Posted by OELMA on behalf of Kris Baker   Wouldn’t everyone love to learn something new? Between evaluations, testing and teaching the last thing most people want to see on their calendar is an after school PD session.  Last May the curriculum director in my district asked me to create...
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What Stays the Same When Everything Else is New

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With each new school year, teachers, parents, administrators and educational staff are bombarded with something new.  Often there are several new somethings:  curriculum, software, guidelines, processes, rules, systems.  Despite the many changes, there is one constant - something that never gets old, even when compared to the new.  Can you...
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A New Library...To me!

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I started as the new district Library Media Specialist with Manchester Local Schools this fall. The high school library is a huge area and although I’m sure a number of you envy that, it sometimes comes with stress. The wall across from the circulation desk is one giant bulletin board....
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