What is OELMA?                                      

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.


Melinda Vance

Melinda is the Executive Assiant for OELMA.

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  • The Art of Digital Story Telling

    Multimedia tools are really evolving into invaluable tools for students, teachers, and business professionals alike. View this article by Mercedes Bell on digital story telling http://www.onlineuniversities.com/articles/educators/the-art-of-digital-storytelling/.... ...
    May 24 Tags: digital, story telling
  • OELMA Ohio Media Spectrum Call for Articles about the Paperless School Library

    There is increasing pressure on teachers and school librarians to become “paperless.” School libraries have been joining public libraries in transforming themselves into digital collections. Does a bookless library better suit the needs and research habits of 21st-century students? What has your experience been?   The Editor of the Ohio Media. ...
    Apr 05 Tags: Untagged
  • OELMA PD Workshop - BRIEF Survey

    OELMA is considering offering a summer workshop in June, to be presented by Frank Baker and Bill Kist.  The workshop title is A New Literacies Toolkit: Resources & Strategies for Teaching and Supporting Common Core in the 21st Century.  Attendees will learn about what it looks like when teachers allow for... ...
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  • Regional workshops now available!

    Check out the Central and Northwest regional pages for information on their upcoming workshops. Also look at the Pages for the East and Northeast regions for information on the joint workshop they are doing on Google Apps.... ...
    Oct 25 Tags: Untagged
  • Conference Registration Now Open

    It's a new season, and a season of change for OELMA - the OELMA 2012 Conference will be taking place at a NEW LOCATION:  The Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Oct. 17-19, 2012, and we've got a great line up of authors!  You won't want to miss seeing Kathy Schrock, Laura... ...
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  • OELMA welcomes new board members on January 1.

    Congratulations to the following who have been elected as OELMA's new board members: • Susan Yutzey as President• Jennifer Flaherty as Vice President• Sheila Campbell as Secretary• Christina Dorr as Central Region Director 2014• Annette Lang as East Region Director 2014• Angela Maxwell as Northeast Region Director 2014• Debbie Reynolds as... ...
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  • Consider Hosting an Author or Speaker at the 2012 OELMA Conference

    The 2012 OELMA Conference is just two weeks away. Consider serving as a host for an author or speaker. Debbie Reynolds, Local Arrangements, created a handy Host Guide. Here are some of her tips: 1) You are their troubleshooter - when their technology goes wrong contact Kalahari tech support; 2) You... ...
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  • Library/Tech Slam - First Ever at OELMA Conference 2012

    Bring your favorite lesson, tech tool or book to share with your colleagues at the Library/Tech Slam table in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, October 18. Stop by between 12:00-5:00 and share! We will collect all book talks, lessons and tech tools through video and screencast, and assemble them into a... ...
    Sep 24 Tags: Untagged
  • OELMA Conference and Graduate Credit - Just What You Need for Your LPDC

    The purpose of the OELMA Conference is to engage Ohio's school library media specialists in collaborative learning and discussion about new technologies, literature, and methods of research and instruction to foster student learning and achievement.  Participants will attend either the "Infographics as a Creative Assessment" or "Using 21st Century ...
    Sep 18 Tags: Untagged
  • AASL Past President to Attend 2012 OELMA Conference

    Carl A. Harvey II, Past President of AASL, will be our guest at the 2012 OELMA Conference. As Past President, Carl will speak to the accomplishments of AASL under his leadership and their implications for school libraries of the future. He will address OELMA members at our Annual Meeting on Thursday... ...
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Susan Yutzey

Susan Yutzey is President of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association for 2013. She is a proud member of OELMA since 1995.

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Sue Subel

Sue is the Library Media Specialist for Kenston High School and the Immediate Past President of OELMA.

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Jen Flaherty

Jen Flaherty is the 2013 Vice President of OELMA and currently works at Beachwood High School in the Beachwood City School District.

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  • Exciting Information for 2013 OELMA Conference!

    The 2013 OELMA Conference will occur Wednesday, October 16th-18th at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, OH.  Our pre-conference sessions include “Showcasing Connections and Competencies with Action Research in the School Library” with Dr. Meghan Harper and “Ohio’s New Learning Standards: Online Resources for Mobile Devices” with Roger Minier.    We ...
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  • Deadline Extended: Call for Program Proposals

    The deadline for conference program proposals has been extended to May 10th.  While the conference theme is "Connecting to the Common Core - Ohio's Learning Standards", there are many different topics that fit within the theme.  Consider presenting a session on research skills throughout the curriculum, new technologies, professional development or ...
    Apr 04 Tags: Untagged
  • Skyping with Lauren Oliver

      On Friday, March 1st, Beachwood Middle School had the incredible opportunity to Skype with award-winning author, Lauren Oliver.  In order to participate in the Skype session, students were expected to read Delirium, answer discussion questions and participate in a small group book discussion.  Prior to the Skype session, students... ...
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  • OELMA 2013 Conference: Call for Program Proposals

      The 2013 OELMA Conference has been planned around the theme “Connecting to the Common Core – Ohio’s New Learning Standards” that will include keynote presentations by Buffy Hamilton, the Unquiet Librarian, and Judi Moreillon, author of Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact, and two special Pre-confere ...
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  • There's an App for That!

    Vicki Windman, from Tech and Learning, correlated a list of K-12 Common Core standards with useful apps to enhance instruction.   Check it out at Tech and Learning!  ... ...
    Feb 04 Tags: Untagged
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