White Papers

The purpose of OELMA’s White Papers is to provide an authoritative guide or position to help various stakeholders understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.

Third Grade Reading Guarantee

The purpose of this White Paper is to demonstrate the ways in which the library media specialist can serve as a literacy leader in today’s Ohio schools.  As a partner with other educators, the library media specialist delivers instruction that will enable students to meet and exceed the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

Blended Learning White Paper

The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the ways in which the library media specialist can serve as a leader in the implementation of blended learning in today’s Ohio schools.  In partnership with other educators, the library media specialist provides high-quality content, standards-aligned content and professional development to teachers to access and design courses using blended learning methods to prepare students for success with online testing and college, career, and life skills.