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Come to MidWinter 2014: School and Public Libraries: Partners on the Road to Reading Success

The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA), Kent State University, and State Library of Ohio welcome you to participate in this one-day meeting that focuses on the collaboration between school and public libraries to build reading success.  Cherie Pandora and Stacey Hayman, co-authors of Better Serving Teens through School Library-Public Library Collaboration(Libraries Unlimited, 2013) are the keynote speakers.  Break-out sessions will focus on aspects of reading and literacy that are relevant to both public and school libraries and give attendees the background knowledge and tools to support student reading and build collaborations between school and public librarians.  Sessions include a round-up of new and noteworthy books for children and young adults; hands-on text complexity, PARCC, collaborating to build successful teen services and much more.  This Midwinter meetingwill be held simultaneously at two locations – Kent State University and the State Library of Ohio, Columbus with some videoconferencing. Cost is only $75 and includes lunch.  Registration is required and space is limited.  Click here to register today! Deadline to register isMarch 1, 2014.