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OELMA – Its Future is YOU!

In 2016, OELMA will celebrate its 40th anniversary.  In those 40 years the school library landscape has undergone some dramatic changes, not to mention so has the role of the school librarian.  OELMA has been right there with you all the way.  Why?  Because it is your professional association governed by your colleagues who volunteer at least two years , in many cases longer, to make it happen.  Forty years ago our founders created the “By-Laws of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association” for YOU.  In those By-Laws, OELMA is required to hold an annual meeting.  “It shall be for the purpose of receiving reports, introducing officers, and conducting any other general business that may arise.”  This year the annual meeting is on Saturday, October 3, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Unicorn Theater, Columbus School for Girls, 56 S. Columbia Avenue, Columbus (43209).  At our annual meeting the Task Force on Re-envisioning OELMA’s Governance Structure will present its findings and its proposal, which was approved in principle by the OELMA Board at its August meeting.  You must be there to be part of the conversation, not only because we need a quorum as our founders stipulated in the By-Laws but also because it is YOUR association and its future is YOU.