OELMA is pleased to announce that the “Make Leadership Your Superpower” Leadership Academy is the recipient of an LSTA Open Grant Proposal. Thanks to the LSTA Open Grand Proposal and the ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant, the “Make Leadership Your Superpower” will be a phenomenal opportunity for school librarians like you to #leadbeyondthelibrary. The day-and-a-half Leadership Academy held at the beautiful Deer Creek State Park (March 9-10, 2018) will focus on leadership from the perspective of the Highly Effective School Library Rubric (OELMA) and the Future Ready Librarian framework, specifically developing community partnerships, collaborative learning, and professional learning. Each participant will work with a mentor to develop a plan of action. Each participant will receive a stipend to help defray the cost of implementing the plan of action. Leading for School Librarians: There Is No Other Option (2017) by Hilda Weisburg is the required reading and is included. This all-expenses paid Leadership Academy is the opportunity of a school librarian’s professional lifetime. Opportunities to network, to learn, to grow abound. The OELMA Planning Team has moved the deadline to Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to accommodate the OELMA and AASL conference participants and presenters. Don’t put it off, talk to your administrator today about supporting this opportunity for you to #leadbeyondthelibrary.