The 2019 OELMA Conference theme is “School Libraries - the Heart of it all."
We invite you to join our program of authors, illustrators, and presenters to demonstrate how school libraries are as integral to the health of a school as our hearts are to our bodies.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Gwyneth Jones is the Future Ready Teacher Librarian & Ed Tech Leader at Murray Hill Middle School in Howard County, Maryland. She's also a blogger, a Tweeter, an International Keynote EdTech & Librarian speaker, a trope and meme archivist, creator of content, a citizen of advocacy, and a resident of social media. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Innovator, a PBS/MPT American Graduate Champion of Change, Teacher of the Year, and the author of the award winning The Daring Librarian blog.
In recognition of being a change agent in her field, Ms. Jones was named an Innovator and one of 50 international Movers & Shakers 2011 by Library Journal Magazine and one of 15 Librarians to Follow on Instagram by Scholastic. As a leader of Education Technology, Ms. Jones was honored to have been elected twice to the ISTE Board of Directors representing all PK-12 educators and school librarians. Her work and writings have been featured in the New York Times, NEA Today Magazine, Information Today Magazine, The Washington Post, and the Huffington Post.
Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author of picture books, middle grade novels, and teen fiction. She recently won the 2019 Newbery Medal for Merci Suarez Changes Gears . She was the 2016 recipient of the Pura Belpré Honor medal for her picture book, Mango, Abuela and Me, the 2014 recipient of the Pura Belpre Medal for her young adult novel, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, and the 2012 recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writers Medal for her picture book Tia Isa Wants a Car. Meg’s latest young adult novel, Burn Baby Burn, was long listed for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize. Her most recent middle grade novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears (Candlewick 2018) is a Charlotte Huck 2019 Honor Award book, a SLJ Best Books of 2018, a New York Public Library Best Books 2018, and a Publishers Weekly Best Books 2018.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Diane Rendina is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 school. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School where she transformed their library and piloted their makerspace program. Diana is passionate about school libraries being places for students to discover, learn, grow, create, connect and collaborate. She has received several awards including the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education Outstanding Young Educator Award and the 2015 American Association of School Librarians Frances Henne Award. Diana coauthored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace and is the author of Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.
Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Ascendance Trilogy: The False Prince, The Runaway King, and The Shadow Throne. She also wrote the New York Times bestselling Mark of the Thief trilogy: Mark of the Thief, Rise of the Wolf, and Wrath of the Storm; the stand-alone fantasy, The Scourge; the historical thrillers, A Night Divided, Resistance, and Words on Fire; the second book in the Horizon series, Deadzone; book six of the Infinity Ring series, Behind Enemy Lines; and The Traitor's Game and The Deceiver's Heart. Jennifer lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.
Candace Fleming is the author of more than forty books for children, including picture books, middle grade novels, and biographies. Among her nonfiction titles areThe Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia, Giant Squid and most recently Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Orbis Pictus Award, as well as a two-time recipient of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, the ALA Sibert Honor, and YALSA’S Excellence in Nonfiction Award.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
"Follow Your Heart: Creating Library Programs that Get the Blood Pumping"
Type Member Non-Member
Full Conference Registration
Full Conference Early-bird Registration (prior to Sept. 15)
(Includes featured author luncheons on $285 $385
Full Conference Late Registration (after Sept 15)
(Includes featured author luncheons on $385 $485
Current MLIS Student $175 $275
Retiree $175 $275
Administrators Free Free
One Day Only Registration
One Day Only – Pre-Registration $165 $265
One Day Only – Current MLIS Student or Retiree $70 $120
One Day Only – Administrators Free Free
One Day Only – On-Site Registration $190 $290
Pre-Conference– Pre-Registration $30 $40
Primary Presenter $185 $285
Exhibits Only – Thursday or Friday no charge no charge
Embassy Suites Dublin OELMA Conference 2019 group rate is $129 per night.
Guests can call the hotel at 614-790-9000 and reference the group code OEL or they can use this link to make a reservation online.
Location: Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, OH 43017