October 21-23, 2009 – Columbus Convention Center
Special Offer: OLC members may attend the conference at the OELMA member rate.
The conference will feature nationally known speakers, such as David Loertscher and Nancy J. Keane (who was listed as one of Library Journal’s 2009 Movers & Shakers) and other great authors including Betsy Lewin, Pete Hautman, Lauren Myracle, and Tony Abbott. We are also very excited to have Ingrid Law, author of Savvy, which was selected as a 2009 Newbery Honor book as well as Mike Sullivan an expert on boys and reading. In addition to sessions, Sullivan will be the featured speaker at the OELMA Author and Awards Luncheon taking place on Friday, Oct. 23. Go to: http://www.oelma.org/Conference/2009/authors%20flyer.pdf to learn about ALL of the featured authors/speakers who will be attending the OELMA Conference.
In addition to authors, the OELMA Conference will host over 65 different educational sessions including ten featured authors and speakers that are sure to inspire. Go to http://www.oelma.org/Conference.htm to access links to the Thursday and Friday sessions. Two preconference sessions will be held at the State Library of Ohio on Wednesday from 4-7pm (a box lunch will be provided): The Tech Savvy Booktalker with Nancy Keane and What’s New with New Literacies? with William Kist . The OELMA Conference is also a great time to visit with various library vendors.
On Thursday evening OELMA will host our fourth annual AuthorPalooza event from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Authors from around the state will be on hand to sign and read from their books, offer Q&A sessions and discuss their work. AuthorPalooza admission is INCLUDED in registration for the OELMA Conference, so register today. Guests can also attend AuthorPalooza by paying $10 at the door (check or cash only). AuthorPalooza is a great way to see local authors that can be booked economically for public library programs, too. Participating authors include: Betsy Lewin, David Loertscher, Tony Abbott, Pete Hautman, Ingrid Law, Lauren Myracle, and Shelley Pearsall, among others.
Register today at (https://www.tandmservices.com/oelma2009/ )