The role of the Nominating Committee is to prepare a slate of not more than two (2) candidates for each office to be filled. The Nominating Committee is composed of one (1) member from each geographical region who is appointed by the President from a list of names submitted by the Regional Directors at the December meeting.
- Members of the 2017 Nominating Committee are: TBD
Scholarship and Awards Committee:
The role of the Scholarship and Awards Committee is to implement the criteria for awarding scholarships and other awards of the Association; to oversee the number and dollar amounts of the scholarships and awards to be presented as approved by the Board, and to submit a budget to cover the Committee’s expenses.
- Members of the 2017 Scholarship & Awards Committee are:
- Marie Sabol – Co-Chair
- Susan Yutzey – Co-Chair
- Kim Hamlin
- Wrenn Nicodemo
- Karen Bergen
- Kristin Dages
The role of the Advocacy Committee is to monitor legislation under consideration at state and national levels that affect educational media programs; establish contact with legislators to promote educational media legislation; encourage the membership to contact legislators; maintain contact with legislative committees of other professional organizations in order to coordinate efforts to obtain desirable educational legislation; work with the OEA Legislative Committee and submit to it desired legislative proposals; serve as the contact for the AASL Legislative Committee; solicit copies of legislative reports of other professional organizations for each member of the committee, President and Vice President; and inform the membership regarding state, regional, and national educational media standards, pending legislation, and certification of professional and nonprofessional staff.
- The 2017 Advocacy Committee Chair:
The Program Committee is responsible for selecting presentations that align with the School Library Media Specialist competencies and the overall learning goals of the annual OELMA conference.
- Members of the 2017 Program Committee are:
- Pam VanArsdale – Chair
- Amanda Brasfield
- Karen Gedeon
- Fiona Cassidy
- Melissa Lawson
The Awards Committee is responsible for planning the Awards Banquet at conference, during which the OELMA Awards and Scholarship winners will be recognized.
- Members of the 2017 Awards Committee are:
- Susan Yutzey – Chair and Liaison to OELMA Awards and Scholarship Committee
- Nancy Boone
- Dana Wright
The Graduate Credit Committee arranges graduate credit options for conference attendees.
- Members of the 2017 Graduate Credit Committee are:
- Susan Yutzey – Chair
The Authors/Speakers & Bookstore Committee selects authors and speakers that align with the overall learning goals of conference. The committee will also make arrangements for the conference bookstore.
- Members of the 2017 Authors/Speakers & Bookstore Committee are:
- Liz Deskins – Chair
- Deb Logan
- Tami Furlong – Fundamentals bookstore owner
- Christina Dorr
- Billie Hoag
The Exhibitors Committee recruits vendors and organizations to sponsor exhibits which provide attendees opportunities to learn more about new products and services available to assist them in their libraries.
- Members of the 2017 Exhibitors Committee are:
- Lisa Barnes Prince – Chair
- Gayle Schmuhl
- Jennifer Seebauer
- Rebecca Vasilaksis
- Andrea Eshelman
The Local Arrangements Committee organizes social outings to local eateries and attractions in order to promote networking opportunities amongst conference attendees.
- Members of the 2017 Local Arrangements Committee are:
- Kris Konik – Chair
- Christina Van Dyke
The Pre-Conference Committee creates the arrangements for pre-conference offerings.
- Members of the 2017 Pre-Conference Committee are:
- Jessica Klinker – chair
The Teespring/Swag Committee designs t-shirts and other memorabilia to help raise awareness and funds for OELMA.
- Members of the 2017 Teespring/Swag Committee are:
- Jenni Holt – Chair
- Amy Masterson
- Annie Ruefle
The After Hours/Unconference Committee creates innovative activity offerings for the hours outside of the traditional conference schedule.
- Members of the 2017 After Hours/Unconference Committee are:
- Deb Logan – Chair
- Angela Wojtecki
- Kathy Aurigemma
- Jamie Riley
- Janet Ingraham Dwyer
**Interested in serving on a conference committee? Contact Jessica Klinker, Director Liaison to the Conference Strategic Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.