Awards & Scholarship Strategic Committee
The OELMA Awards & Scholarships Committee is responsible for establishing the categories for awards and/or scholarships, determining eligibility criteria, selecting the recipients and establishing the format for the awards presentations in conjunction with the Promotions Sub-committee (Communication Strategic Committee) and the Conference Strategic Committee) at the annual OELMA conference. The committee presents the names of award/scholarship recipients to the OELMA Board of Directors for approval and works with the Promotions Sub-Committee to publicize all the names of the recipients to OELMA and to their respective school communities.
If you are interested in serving on one of these committee, please contact the Director of Awards by sending a message here.
The Communications Sub-Committees are publications, website, and promotions. The responsibilities of the publications committee are to oversee the OELMA quarterly newsletter, oversee our journal, Spectrum, and the listserv. The website subcommittee designs, updates, and keeps the website current. Promotions subcommittee members oversee all social media channels.
If you are interested in serving on one of these committee, please contact the Director of Communications by sending a message here.
The Conference Committee is a year-long project with the following year’s conference planning beginning as soon as the current year’s conference wraps up. There are many sub-committees necessary to create a awesome conference:
The Authors Sub-Committee locates possible authors to speak at conference, obtains approval from the board for their suggested authors, arranges any necessary transportation and logging and acts as OELMA’s official contact during the conference.
The Exhibitors Sub-Committee creates the exhibitor prospectus/sponsorship program, locates possible vendors and works with them to ensure their participation in the conference is beneficial for both our members and the exhibitors. This committee assists with the exhibit floor layout & set up, ensures vendor sponsorships are fulfilled and is OELMA’s official contact during the conference.
The Graduate Credit Sub-Committee works with the programming committee to offer graduate credit for attendees who desire to participate.
The Hospitality Sub-Committee plans and orchestrates after hours and networking events for attendees of the conference. These events may take place in or around the conference venue.
The Programming Sub-Committee creates the conference schedule, sets up and oversees the execution of all the sessions from the call to proposals to the day of the conference working with presenters throughout the process and creates the conference program.
If you are interested in serving on one of these committee, please contact the Director of Conference by sending a message here.
The Membership Sub-Committee advises the Board on matters related to membership structure and dues. They communicate with members and implement surveys to stay aware of the evolving duties and issues related to school libraries and librarians. They also work with the Communication and Regional Representation Sub-committees to grow membership and develop promotional information about OELMA.
The Nomination Sub-Committee conducts nominations and elections in accordance with provisions in the Bylaws of OELMA and identifies and develops leadership within the Association.
The Archives Sub-Committee maintains documents associated with the governing of OELMA. It reviews best practices in archiving online documents and establishes procedures for collecting and storing OELMA's archival materials and records.
The Bylaws, Policy and Strategic Planning Sub-Committee maintains, monitors, and updates the official records of the Association. It prepares amendments or revisions to the By-laws and Policy when necessary and coordinates OELMA's strategic planning and visioning.
The Budget & Finance Sub-Committee works with the Treasurer to create and review OELMA's annual budget. They monitor revenue sources, finance-related program plans, cost of the Annual Conference, financial activities of committees and the Board, and conduct a semi-annual review of OELMA’s investment portfolio.
If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please contact the Director of Operations by sending a message here.
If you are interested in serving on one of these committee, please contact the Director of Regional Representation by sending a message here.
The goal of the teaching and learning committee is to provide our members with opportunities to continue to develop professionally. Through quality conferences, workshops and webinars we strive to ensure our members have the meaningful, supportive and engaging learning experiences that make us leaders in our field.
If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact the Director of Teaching and Learning by sending a message here.