OELMA 2013 Conference
Kalahari Resort - Sandusky, OH
Join Us at OELMA Annual Conference 2013!
I have had the opportunity to attend OELMA conferences since my first year of library school in 2005. At each and every conference since then, I have enjoyed visiting with the vendors, learning from the educational offerings and most importantly, networking with my peers! At conference, we have the opportunity to share, learn and discuss issues that affect us all as school librarians. I sincerely hope you’ll join me for the 2013 OELMA Conference, October 16th-18th at Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, in Sandusky Ohio. We are excited to have two amazing keynote speakers, Judi Moreillon, author of Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact and Buffy Hamilton, the Unquiet Librarian. It is Ohio’s great fortune that Buffy, a nationally known school librarian hailing from Georgia, is now the Learning Strategist for Cleveland Public Library. We are excited to have her share her knowledge and experiences!
Our theme for this year’s conference is “Connecting to the Common Core - Ohio’s Learning Standards”. As we will be entering the first year of the Common Core implementation, we would like to showcase how school librarians can collaborate with the staff in their buildings and become curriculum leaders in their buildings and at the district level.
The 2013 OELMA Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, provides a great opportunity for you to meet your peers, learn from others who are going through the same challenges you are, and share your ideas. Plan today to attend the 2013 OELMA Conference - you’ll be glad you did!
2013 Conference Chair
Call For Presentations is open - Deadline is May 10th to submit a presentation.
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) Action Research in the School Library with Dr. Meghan Harper, and 2) TBD.
Be a part of "Connecting to the Common Core – Ohio’s New Learning Standards" and help us share, create and illustrate how libraries and school librarians are preparing for the shift to Ohio’s new Learning Standards. This year, we are accepting proposals for 45-minute and 80-minute sessions. The 80-minute sessions are designed to be hands-on sessions, where participants will make and take examples of lesson plans, professional development plans or collection development policies. Your participation in the 2013 OELMA conference is vital to our organization and profession. Showcase and share your innovative programs and practices!