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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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Academic Librarians and the common core

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The Common Core has the attention of academic librarians!  In the July 2014 issue of Library Journal, read Steven Bell's article "Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians."  He writes that now is the time for academic librarians to tune in to the Common Core.  Bell gives credit to "Our school librarian colleagues, who...
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Melinda Gates Discusses Common Core Concerns

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, an ardent supporter of the Common Core, is now urging states to delay decision " based on assessment tests aligned to the standards ."  NPR's Here and Now interviewed Melinda Gates who talked about her concerns about the common core.  You can hear the discussion on...
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ALA Conference-Bright Lights, Great Minds!

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I attended the 2014 Annual American Library Association Conference held this past week in Las Vegas, Nevada. Temperatures soared well into the 110 degrees, but it was an amazing experience nonetheless. I wanted to recap a few of the things I did while at ALA that I think you may...
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Media Literacy Now provides policy and advocacy information, expertise, and resources to develop state laws to implement media literacy education in schools.  Media Literacy Now (medialiteracynow.org) featured an article in its blog about OELMA’s Hands-On Media Literacy Summer Workshop last week.  “Engaging Educators in Drafting New “Media Literacy” Lesson Plans,” written...
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This article written by Sarah  Darer Littman and retweeted by Stephen Krashen is a good one to keep in your "hip-pocket" for advocacy. The article comes complete  with recent research.       http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/op-ed_college_career_and_democracy_ready_not_without_a_trained_librarian/...
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