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Make your Virtual Library Website as Innovative as your Actual Library-@Conference!

Gale Cengage is our Platinum Sponsor for conference this year-because of this, we are able to have Dr. Steven L, Layne, author of Igniting a Passion for Reading as our keynote on Friday, October 24th. In addition to sponsoring Dr. Layne, Gale Cengage is presenting an awesome session on Friday about your library’s virtual space. This session will offer you tips and tricks to help make your virtual library just as innovative as your actual library. They are even offering you one-on-one help during the conference (bring your laptop if you can) to get you on your way to an awesome, updated website for your school library! 

Read below for an important update from the session presenter, Elizabeth Kopy, from Gale: 

Attracting students to your library website is only half the problem.  The other half is engaging those visitors once they arrive and transforming them into confident researchers. To best prepare them for college, it is vital to structure a digital research experience students feel comfortable visiting. During OELMA, Gale’s web design experts will dedicate session time going over key elements to explore webpage best practices; sharing ways to visually appeal and entice students to regularly visit your library digital resources, make it simple for your teachers and students to find your media center products, boost your usage statistics, and learn new techniques for classroom integration in the process. 


It doesn’t have to end with a session. During the OELMA conference, at the Gale booth, you will be offered hands-on involvement to create a free research focused library webpage that will be ready to use by the end of the conference(be sure to bring your laptop)! Leave OELMA with a webpage that is customized to your school and your resources, that is accessible, easy to navigate, and aesthetically appealing and comprehensible.