Are you excited about the 2013 OELMA Conference? OELMA Conference Chair, Jen Flaherty, and her Conference Committee have put together a terrific array of authors, speakers and presenters. Be sure and register today on the OELMA website. Since my first OELMA Conference in 1995, I’ve always enjoyed visiting with the exhibitors – in many ways they are the backbone of Conference for they provide the products and services that help our students succeed. We are partners in building strong learners through strong school libraries. Given these tough economic times, we are fortunate to have so many wonderful exhibitors, many of whom have supported us for at least a decade. Our Silver Sponsor is OverDrive and our Bronze Sponsors are RACO Industries, KAPCO, Mackin, and OHIONET. We are still contacting potential exhibitors, but as of today we have the following exhibitors joining us at Conference: Ohio Historical Society, KnowITNow, Baker & Taylor, Brad Butler & Associates, Bound to Stay Bound, Britannica, Children’s Plus, Cleveland Playhouse, Delaney Educational Enterprises, EBSCO, Follett, and Gale Cengage Learning, Garrett Books, Junior Library Guild, Kent State University School of Library and Information Science, Lerner/Crabtree Publishing, Lincoln Library Press, Mango Languages, Mansfield University School Library and Information Technologies, NEO-RLS, PBS, ProQuest, Rainbow Book Company, State Library of Ohio, World Book, Stop Falling Productions, and the Mazza Museum. This year, we’ve created a Virtual Vendor Conference Bag available here http://virtualconferencebagoelma2013.wikispaces.com/Virtual+Vendor+Conference+Bag. Exhibitors have been asked to upload their resources here so that you have easy access to them. Looking forward to seeing you at Conference!