As the school year unwinds, and we begin to make plans for a sunny and hopefully relaxing summer, I wanted to take a minute and give a quick conference update! The conference committee has been working hard to plan a conference that you DO NOT want to miss! Our theme is Ohio School Libraries: Taking Charge of Change and it will be held October 23-25, 2014 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus.
The deadline for session proposals has come and gone, and I am beyond excited for the sessions at conference. We will be having some awesome OELMA members and other presenters hosting relevant, interesting, and fun sessions! Also, we have over 19 authors (most from Ohio) coming to conference this year, and we also are excited to host Dr. Stephen Layne as our keynote this year! Cengage Learning has very generously sponsored to host him this year for us! Our conference website continues to be updated with news and events so be sure to check often for new postings and links.
In terms of tech at conference…we will be using Edmodo as well as the app YAPP for this year’s conference handouts and overall schedule, so if you are unfamiliar with these tools, perhaps spend some time this summer trying them out (they are easy, I promise)!
One more thing: be sure to book your hotel room for conference as soon as possible and OELMA has blocked a section of rooms at each of these four, very nearby hotels (http://www.oelma.org/events/conference/11-conference/61-hotel-information). For more information on Conference, including registration costs, and exhibitor information, please visit our page at: http://www.oelma.org/events/conference. Thank you again and remember as you relax this summer–wear your sunscreen!