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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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Jen Flaherty

Jen Flaherty

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

Exciting Information for 2013 OELMA Conference!

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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 are...
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Deadline Extended: Call for Program Proposals

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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 literacy in...
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Skyping with Lauren Oliver

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  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

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  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-conference sessions: 1)...
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There's an App for That!

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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!  ...
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Ask and you shall receive! This is a great t-shirt campaign--if we have at least 50 shirt orders, they will print them and send them to you! The campaign ends August 4th. 

Please consider ordering yours today for only $15! Then you can WEAR it at our conference! 

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