September 1, 2007 (Vol. 13, no. 21) – Happenings
The Grant Institute’s Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at Portland State University, September 26 – 28, 2007. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. All participants will receive certification in professional grant writing from the Institute. For more information call (888) 824 – 4424 or visit The Grant Institute at http://www.thegrantinstitute.com.
Registration – $597.00, tuition includes all materials and certificates.
Each student will receive:
- The Grant Institute Certificate in Professional Grant Writing
- The Grant Institute’s Guide to Successful Grant Writing
- The Grant Institute Grant Writer’s Workbook with sample proposals, forms, and outlines
1) On-Line – Complete the online registration form at www.thegrantinstitute.com under Register Now. We’ll send your confirmation by e-mail.
2) By Phone – Call (888) 824 – 4424 to register by phone. Our friendly Program Coordinators will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.
3) By E-mail – Send an e-mail with your name, organization, and basic contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reserve your slot and send your Confirmation Packet.
Banned Books Week
Thank you to the libraries who have responded to say that you will be participating in the 2007 Oregon Celebration of the Freedom to Read. If I responded to your posting, you are on the list of participants who will receive “I read banned books” buttons and other useful information. If you have not yet responded, it is not too late. We will need a complete list of participating libraries no later than September 14th so that we can get the buttons to you before Banned Books Week begins. Last year we had enough buttons to provide each participating library with at least 50 buttons (or less if that is what the library requested). This year our donor has provided more buttons so participant should be prepared to let us know how many buttons you will need. I am going on vacation until September 2nd. When I return I will send out another message seeking confirmation of the list of participants. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in this statewide celebration. I look forward to hearing from you all.
Candy Morgan, email@example.com
Online Northwest Proposal Deadline
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
WHAT IS ONLINE NORTHWEST? Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics at the intersection of libraries, technology and culture. The conference is sponsored by the Oregon University System Library Council.
WHEN IS THE CONFERENCE? Friday, February 22, 2008
WHAT TOPICS ARE APPROPRIATE? The coordinating committee seeks presentations that discuss how technology is being applied within library settings and how technology is affecting library patrons and services. We strongly encourage academic, public, school, and special librarians to submit proposals. All topics relating to technology and libraries are welcome,
- Assessing the impact of technology on patrons or services
- User interface design and evaluation
- Implementation of Web 2.0 technologies in libraries
- Collection development and assessment
- Resource sharing (e.g. ILL, document delivery)
- Information literacy and instruction
- Metadata design, application, or evaluation
- Management of electronic resources or digital repositories
- Computer programming and development of computer applications to
- support delivery of library services
HOW DO I SUBMIT A PROPOSAL? Please submit a 150-250 word abstract describing the presentation content and intended audience via the online submission form available
For examples of past presentations or more information, see:
WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE?
CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus)
Book Repair – Basic Training
This two-day course is designed to provide information and hands-on experience in basic book and paper repair for general (non-rare) library collections. Participants learn about treatment decisions, repair options and supplies. They will practice a variety of repair techniques in the supervised, hands-on portions of the workshop. Topics and techniques covered include:
- Surface cleaning and paper repair.
- Attaching loose pages.
- Book structure.
- Paperback reinforcement.
- Endsheet replacement.
- Selecting supplies and equipment.
Site & Date
Siuslaw Public Library – Florence (Oregon) October 18-19, 2007, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day (Lunch on your own.)
$300 for BCR members
$400 for nonmembers
Voucher: BCR training vouchers may not be used for this workshop!
Amigos Instructor: TBA
BCR Registration Form:
Bobbi Navarro, (800)397-1552×126
New OSU Libraries AUL
Faye Chadwell has been appointed to the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Management at the Oregon State University Libraries as of August 20.
Chadwell served previously at the University of Oregon’s Libraries for the last 12 years. At the University of Oregon she managed the Collection Development and Acquisitions Department as a full Professor. Prior to her work in Oregon, Chadwell worked for 6 years at the University of South Carolina. She comes to her new post with over 18 years of experience in higher education librarianship serving in successive positions of increasing responsibility over her career. Chadwell brings with her strong management and collections experience, agility and adaptability to change and a passion for libraries with key interests in the role of women, particularly minority women, in society.
Chadwell has written and presented on the topics of licensing, collection assessment, diversity in libraries, and intellectual freedom; she has also contributed articles to several reference sources about African American women and women scientists and compiled multiple bibliographies on the topic of women in science and feminism and science. In spring 2007, she was named editor of Collection Management. Chadwell has served as president of the Oregon Library Association (OLA), chaired OLA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee, and co-chaired the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. In 2003, she was the recipient of the 2003 Richard and Mary Corrigan Solari Library Faculty Fellowship Award, given to University of Oregon library faculty for noteworthy contributions to the UO, the region, and the international community of scholars.
At OSU Libraries, Chadwell will be responsible for providing leadership to the Archives, Collection Development, and Technical Services Departments as well as the Marilyn Potts Guin Branch Library, at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Continuing to advance the discovery and promote the use of OSU’s rich library collections, whether traditional or digital, will be a fundamental aim of her collaboration with library colleagues.
Chadwell holds a BA and MA in English from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She received her MLS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Jackson County Libraries Update
Jackson County Libraries will likely re-open in November. They were closed April 6 due to a lack of funding, caused by the loss to Jackson County of 23 million dollars of federal revenue for the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (formerly known as O & C funds). In May a local option property tax levy of .66 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation to re-open the libraries failed. Then Congress authorized a one-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools…Act. Although the County Budget Committee had stated in December 2006 that if a one-year re-authorization was passed the funds would not be used to re-open libraries, the Budget Committee reversed its position under a proposal to fund the libraries for the remainder of the current fiscal year and two more years by contracting with LSSI. The proposal was developed after an RFP was issued and responded to by LSSI and by SEIU, the union which covers most employees of Jackson County.
The proposed contract would operate the libraries at approximately half the previous open hours, using the one-year re-authorization funds for the 2 years of operation. The contract with LSSI is currently being negotiated. Under the proposal the Central Medford library, and the Ashland, Central Point, Eagle Point, and Rogue River branches would each be open 24 hours per week. Six more branches would be open 16 hours per week and four would be open 8 hours per week. A number of services provided prior to the closure would not be provided or would be provided at some level by volunteers, such as Outreach to the Homebound. Local jurisdictions and organizations have been invited to augment the hours of their local branches under this proposal. The City of Ashland has a measure on the September 18 ballot, originally placed there to fund re-opening the Ashland Library when it appeared that the county had no funds to re-open the libraries. The Ashland City Council this week affirmed its continued support of passage of the library levy, vowing to collect only a portion of the levy (which was for up to .58 per thousand) to augment the base level of hours and services in the County’s proposal. The Committee to Open Ashland Library (COAL), co-chaired by Amy Blossom, former Ashland Librarian, and Pam Vavra, is working hard to pass the levy, which requires a double majority. Other librarians deeply involved in COAL include John Sexton, Amy Kinard, Ann Magill, Bill Street, and Anne Billeter. The City of Talent had planned to place an advisory measure on the November ballot, proposing a $4.00 per household utility fee to re-open the Talent branch library. Talent is now considering reducing the amount of the proposed utility fee in order to augment the 16 hours per week in the County’s proposal. The Talent branch library was the twelfth of the 15 Jackson County branch libraries to be built with bond measure funds passed in 2000. It was opened February 26 and closed 6 weeks later along with the other 14 Jackson County library branches. It is an integral part of the Talent Civic Center complex, which includes a new City Hall opened last Sunday, a Commons, the Talent Historical Society in the old library building, and a Community Center. The precincts which passed the May library levy were Ashland (by a 72% margin), Talent, and the Rogue Valley Manor.
–Anne Billeter, former Jackson County Library manager of the South Region (Ashland, Phoenix, and Talent) and manager of Children’s and Young Adult Services.
Congratulations New Graduates!
We would especially like to honor our Jefferson County Library Director, Sally Beesley, for achieving her MLS degree! The staff at the Jefferson County Library in Madras,Oregon, are very proud of Sally. Congratulations to all the other graduates as well!
Jackie May, 541-475-3351
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