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Mark your Calendars TODAY: The 2014 OELMA Annual Conference is Oct. 23-25, 2014!

As we get settled into 2014, I would like to share some exciting information regarding the 2014 Annual OELMA Conference. I am this year’s OELMA Conference Committee Chairperson and have been busy planning already! The conference will be held October 23-25 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus. The theme for this year will be School Libraries: Taking Charge of Change. This theme will focus on how Ohio school librarians are taking charge of all the changes in education and how we are impacting student learning on a daily basis through these many changes. 

 In keeping with a theme of change, this year’s conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, with a Thursday night preconference session. Please make sure to bookmark your planners and calendars now and plan to attend! This is a conference you will not want to miss.


As conference committee chair, I am pleased to announce my Conference Committee who will help design and organize a conference for OELMA that allows for an innovative and exciting professional development that will directly help you in your daily work with your students and staff. They have all generously offered to help volunteer and I am grateful to network with such awesome, dedicated school librarians all across the state! 

The committee members for the 2014 OELMA conference are:

Annette Lang, Biomed Science Academy

Trent Roberts, Circleville City Schools

Jennifer Flaherty, Beachwood City Schools

Lisa Barnes-Prince, Kent City Schools

Lisa Garrison, Seton Catholic School

Karen Gedeon, Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

Nancy Boone, Ohio School for the Deaf

Kris Baker, Field Local Schools

Krista Taracuk, Retired School Librarian

Jennifer Holt, Willoughby Eastlake City Schools

And a VERY Special thanks to OELMA Executive Board Members Susan Yutzey and Sue Subel for their time, talents, and constant guidance!


Stay tuned on the OELMA website, blog, as well as the newly developed 2014 OELMA Conference Scoop.It account and Facebook Page (be sure Like it)! If you would like access to our conference committee’s planning google site, please send me an email (see address below) and I will gladly add you to the list of viewers!

Call for conference proposals will open at the beginning of March, so please think about what you can share with us through a session and consider submitting a proposal! If you have any questions or comments regarding this year’s conference, please send me an email at 

 Thanks for all you do and for your consistent support of OELMA!

**And a VERY SPECIAL THANKS: The 2014 OELMA Conference logo was created by Mr. Dave Stofka from Stofka Creative Ltd. Anyone in need of a logo or graphic designer, please check out his site at: