OELMA

ADVOCATING FOR ALL OHIO K-12 LEARNERS

OELMA: 38 Years Working for You and for K-12 Learners

OELMA is Ohio's preeminent professional association for highly effective school librarians and libraries. OELMA's mission is to advocate for all Ohio K-12 learners through high-quality professional development for school librarians so that you can meet the needs of Ohio's K-12 learners and help them achieve.

How Can You Help?

The ABC's of Advocacy

  • Advocating for Ohio's K-12 learners - always. It's about equal access to a quality educational program that accounts for the intellectual and emotional development of the whole child.
  • Building partnerships at the building, district, regional and state level that demonstrate the importance of a high-quality library program to the whole child's intellectual and emotional development.
  • Creating an advocacy network in your region. This is critical if the OELMA leadership is to be proactive in working with a school district. The advocacy network should be composed of parents and learners who can be called upon to address the need for high-quality school libraries. Visit I Love Libraries (http://www.ilovelibraries.org/) for some ideas.