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The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) is the premier organization for teacher-librarians within the state of Ohio. OELMA is an organization dedicated to professional development, student literacy and achievement, and technological excellence in Ohio’s schools. OELMA supports our members’ efforts to implement guidelines and standards through educational programs, publications, and our network of state affiliate organizations.

The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) was created in 1976 when the Ohio Association of School Librarians and the Educational Media Council of Ohio joined together. It quickly became and remains the premier Ohio organization for school library media personnel. Members include PreK-12 teachers and library media specialists, educational aides, college students, university professors, technology specialists, vendors, authors and literary specialists throughout Ohio and other states.

The organization is governed by a President, Past-President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and a board representing various geographical areas of Ohio. Additionally, we employ Park East as our fiscal agent at the OELMA office in Highland Heights, OH.


  • OELMA News – a newsletter filled with association and industry news, produced three times a year.
  • Access to a website designed for your professional needs with members-only materials which include an electronic membership directory, electronic archives of newsletters and publications, and more.
  • OELMA membership allows you to attend NEO-RLS webinars and workshops which are designed for librarians at 50% off.
  • Conference discounts – OELMA members attend the Annual Conference at substantially discounted rates.
  • Regional workshops – OELMA members are given the opportunity to attend any/all regional workshops at reduced, member rates.
  • Participation in OELMA’s Listserv.
  • Participation in OELMA’s Blog.
  • OELMA members are eligible for several awards and scholarships.
  • Voting rights and participation on OELMA committees. 

OELMA membership connects members to a network of colleagues that share similar professional interests. In addition, the member-only section of this website allows you to further define and expand your interactions in OELMA via social media interactions and groupings.

OELMA’s yearly calendar includes: Annual Conference held in October, Midwinter in March and regional meetings during the school year. The Association’s officers, committees, and task forces meet throughout the year to fulfill their specific missions.

By attending OELMA events, requesting a committee appointment, being a conference volunteer, participating in legislative advocacy, and establishing your place in OELMA, you’ll find endless ways to further the mission of the association while discovering resources and opportunities to enhance your career.

Join today by signing up below! 

Have questions about membership? Please contact us here and we will be sure to get back to you. 

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