Our Programs

In an attempt to support library media programs in Orange County, we have created and we support several projects.  It is our goal to assist librarians in creating 21st Century learning environments for our students.  Click on the Project Title for more information on each project.




Principals Breakfast


This event has several purposes, the first being to keep the principals abreast of new research and statistics that effect library media centers and student learning.  At the breakfast, we also present an award to two principals who demonstrate outstanding leadership and support of library media programs.   We also recognize our own library media specialists for innovative programs happening in their media centers.

Orange County
Student Media Festival

Your first step to FAME


OCAEM hosts this "County Level" competition to determine the best of the best in each grade range and category.  First place winners of the county level proceed to the next level of competition (regional).  The winners of regionals then progress to the final level, The Jim Harbin Student Media Festival Awards, that are hosted by FAME in the Fall.



Aaron Wang, 2019 Intellectual Freedom Award Winner
Intellectual Freedom Essay Contest

If you’re a member of OCAEM and FAME, your high school seniors are eligible to apply for this essay contest on the topic of Intellectual Freedom. 


Please distribute this information to your seniors and guidance counselors.  I need your entries no later than February 27th for judging, please.


We will accept TWO essay from each school. 

OCAEM Intellectual Freedom Flyer


OCAEM Intellectual Freedom Application


OCAEM Intellectual Freedom Rubric


FAME Intellectual Freedom Scholarship Information



Are you a new media specialist and would like to have a mentor to provide guidance and answer any questions you have throughout the year? By joining OCAEM you can request a mentor! To begin the process please complete this form https://forms.gle/fwjZzb2cfYVRgzvX9 and our mentorship committee chair will match you to a mentor in your area.

If you are an experienced media specialist and you would like to mentor a new media specialist please fill out this form and you will be matched with someone in your area. We appreciate you volunteering your time. https://forms.gle/fwjZzb2cfYVRgzvX9