Archive for November, 2007

November 15, 2007 (Vol. 14, No. 2) – OLA News

OLA MLS Scholarships / Mock Caldecott / Memberclicks under Construction / Summer Reading Evaluations


Apply for OLA MLS Scholarships Now
The application process is open for Oregon residents enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a graduate course of study for the Masters in Library Science degree for the 2008-2009 academic year. Applications from eligible students are sought for over $20,000 in scholarship awards. Current recipients of OLA MLS scholarships may reapply annually for continuing funding for up to three years of awards.

The scholarship application process deadline is March 1, 2008. Before applying read OLA’s Scholarship Program guidelines and eligibility requirements. OLA’s scholarship application and requirements are available as an electronic eApplication, through the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC), at http://www.GetCollegeFunds.org.

Select OSAC Scholarships under “Quick Links” on the left. OLA’s scholarship application requirements are described by entering a search for Scholarship Code 471 or for the Oregon Library Association. For the eApplication, go to http://www.getcollegefunds.org/eapp.html

At the OSAC site, you can read about OLA’s program, and search the more than 340 scholarships OSAC manages. The scholarship application process is confidential, and there is no fee to apply. All OLA scholarship applications must be submitted to OSAC postmarked or hand-delivered no later than March 1, 2008. You can also apply by February 15, for an Early Bird opportunity at winning one of 20 $500 scholarships, awarded by lottery.

The OSAC office is located at 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401. Applicants who submit their completed application by February 15, 2008 are entered into drawings for twenty-three $500 awards.

For questions about OLA’s scholarship and OSAC scholarship programs call 800-452-8807 ext. 7395 or by email at:
awardinfo at mercury.osac.state.or.us

OSAC helps administer OLA’s application process. OSAC is the state agency that partners with private donors, foundations, and banks to administer more than 340 scholarship programs for Oregon students.

The Oregon Student Assistance Commission distributes 40,000 OSAC Scholarship Application Booklets to college financial aid offices and Oregon high schools. OLA’S scholarship information is also available in PDF and print form, with OLA’s scholarship program described on pages 17,of the OSAC booklet. Also, please read the information about additional documents required. See Step 9,on page 28.

Funding for this second round of scholarships is provided by a Library Services and Technology Grant administered by the Oregon State Library and through the generosity of OLA members who have donated to this new scholarship fund. OLA members are encouraged to make donations to support this new OLA initiative by using the MLS Scholarship Contribution Form at http://www.olaweb.org in the MemberClicks section.
—Gary Sharp, OLA MLS Scholarship Program
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Children’s Services Division Mock Caldecott Workshop
Join library staff and educators from across the state for a fun and fruitful discussion of the best picture books of 2007! We’ll hear from past Caldecott Committee members Nell Coburn and Steven Engelfried about the art of picture books and the experience of serving on the committee, break into small groups to discuss the books, and conclude with a vote
for the most distinguished picture book of 2007.

Springfield Public Library
Saturday, December 1, 2007
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Visit http://www.olaweb.org/csd/ for a reading list and online registration!
—Molly Carlisle, CSD Chair
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Memberclicks Website Template Update – Under Construction

Hello, OLA Members! MemberClicks, the software which handles our membership directory, form handling and events calendar, is in the process of becoming the new home of our website, too. So, if you log into MemberClicks, you may notice that things may look differently, but you will still have the same features you’ve always had. We hope to unveil a new website around the start of the year. Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks for your understanding!
—Steph Miller, OLA Web Member Manager, ola@olaweb.org
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Summer Reading Evaluations
Thanks to everyone who has already submitted your evaluations of the 2007 Summer Reading Program. If you haven’t had the opportunity to submit your evaluation, it’s not too late. The link to the form may be found at http://olaweb.org/csd/srp.html

Many folks who attended last Saturday’s OLA Children’s Services Division Fall Workshop received the CSLP 2008 Summ Reading Club manual and Highsmith catalog from which we can buy t-shirts, posters, banners, bookmarks, and lots of different incentives and prizes for next summer’s program. I will be mailing out manuals and catalogs to those libraries whose evaluations have already been received who didn’t attend the workshop. As we receive new evaluations, I will mail out manuals and catalog to those libraries until all have been sent.
— BJ Quinlan, Salem Public Library, bjquinlan at cityofsalem.net, 503-588-6039
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November 15, 2007 (Vol. 14, No. 2) – Happenings

Call for Papers / BCR Workshops / Immersion ’08 / Rural In Focus Webinar / OCLC Trainings


Call for Papers
The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge is seeking proposals for presentations on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management. Presenters from academic and public libraries are encouraged to submit ideas that engage the audience in discussion. Panel discussions are well received. The planning committee may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels. The committee is especially looking for submissions on the following topics:
* Operations management of acquisitions or collection development
* The culture of acquisitions
* Organization for collection development
* Role of consortia in collection development
* Financial management, accounting practices, and audits
* Integrated library systems as management information systems
* Personnel issues and strategies for change
* Recruiting and retaining technical services and collection development librarians
* Changing roles of book vendors and subscription agents
* Vendor selection and assessment
* Economics of scholarly publishing
* Publishing, pricing and distributing electronic journals
* Electronic books: content, access, cataloging
* External forces driving a library’s collection management decisions
* Problems of (and solutions for) managing electronic resources
* Linking collections with learning outcomes

The deadline for submitting a proposal is December 30, 2007. Send an abstract of 200 words or less to: Richard Brumley Oregon StateUniversity Libraries, retired Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
brumleyr@onid.orst.edu
Voice: (541) 725 – 6635

The Acquisitions Institute is the pre-eminent Western North America conference on acquisitions and collection development, now in its eighth year at Timberline Lodge. The Institute is a small, informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Northwestern setting. This three-day conference focuses on the methods and madness of building and managing library collections and information content.
* See The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge for more information at http://libweb.uoregon.edu/ec/aitl/
—Faye Chadwell
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Weblive BCR Workshop
Online Description: http://www.bcr.org/training/online/weblive/wl-conser.html
If you are interested please register as soon as possible!

Shrinking budgets, and cataloging costs which don’t, have forced library technical services departments to provide access to an increasing number of library resources with fewer available staff. Over a year’s work by members of CONSER (the Cooperative Online Serials Program) has resulted in simplifying the process of serials cataloging. The CONSER “standard record” was developed to focus cataloging efforts on providing, for serials publications, those record elements necessary to help library users find, identify, select and obtain the resources they need and want.

New CONSER cataloging guidelines for creating a standard record were implemented on June 1, 2007. This workshop provides an overview of these new guidelines and practice in applying them.

This workshop consists of two modules. Each module is a 1.5 hour to 2 hour live Web presentation. Practice and readings will be provided for participants to complete on their own.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is designed for catalogers who have experience with CONSER serials cataloging practice, or who have taken BCR’s SCCTP Basic Serials Cataloging workshop http://www.bcr.org/training/workshops/SCCTP-basicserials.html .

Prerequisites
BCR’s SCCTP Basic Serials Cataloging http://www.bcr.org/training/workshops/SCCTP-basicserials.html or CONSER serials cataloging practice.

Dates and Times
December 5-6, 2007 (10 a.m.-12 noon MT)
—Bobbi Navarro
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ACRL Invites Applications for Immersion ’08 Program

Institute for Information Literacy IMMERSION ’08 to be held at University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California July 27 – August 1, 2008

ACRL invites applications for Immersion ’08 Program; the deadline to apply is December 3, 2007.

The ACRL Institute for Information Literacy is excited to announce that a third track has been integrated into its National Immersion Program. Previously offered as a stand-alone program, “The Intentional Teacher: Renewal through Informed Reflection” will join the highly-regarded Teacher and Program Tracks of Immersion. Apply now for one of the three tracks to be offered at Immersion ’08:

TEACHER TRACK. The Teacher Track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing, refreshing, or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and assessment framed in the context of information literacy. Participants selected for the Teacher Track will prepare a description of an instructional situation and a related presentation in advance of the Immersion program.

PROGRAM TRACK. The Program Track focuses on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the Immersion program. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability, and the integration of teaching, learning, and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in the case studies. Immersion participants will be expected to develop the case studies into an action plan for implementation at the home institution.

INTENTIONAL TEACHER TRACK. The Intentional Teacher track is aimed at the experienced academic librarian (5+ years teaching experience, in a library or other setting) who wants to become more self-aware and self-directed as a teacher. This track facilitates the process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings and personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal.

CURRICULUM
Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/events (Click “Immersion ’08″) for complete details about the three program tracks, including learning outcomes and more.

LOCATION AND DATES
Immersion ’08 will be held at the University of California, San Diego.
(Immersion ’08 is not sponsored by the University of California.)
Teacher Track program dates: July 27 – August 1, 2008
Program Track program dates: July 27 – August 1, 2008
Intentional Teacher program dates: July 27 – 31, 2008

HOW TO APPLY
Complete details about Immersion ’08 as well as the online application form and instructions are online at http://www.ala.org/acrl/events (Click “Immersion ’08″). Acceptance to Immersion ’08 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.
Applications must be submitted via the online application form (go to http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/acrlinfolit/professactivity/iil/immersion/immersion08.cfm to access the form). The application deadline is Monday, December 3, 2007. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for Teacher Track applicants only. Details are available online.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at 312 280 2522; msutton at ala.org.
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Rural In Focus Webinar
On Thursday, November 29, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon PT, the following webinar (brought to you by WebJunction) will be available:

Everyday Library Advocacy
Advocating for your library does not have to be a strategically planned large-scale event. Advocacy can and should happen every day. Join us to learn how you can turn your customer service policy, internal and external communication plans, and networking agenda into advocacy tools that work for you everyday of the year.
Featured speakers from the state of Wyoming — Lesley Boughton (State Librarian), Tina Lackey (Marketing Manager at the State Library), Troy Rumpf (Community/Media Relations Manager at the Laramie County Library), and Jamie Markus (Continuing Education Coordinator) — will share what they’ve been doing in this arena, and jumpstart our discussion for the day.
Instructions for Joining the Webinar: http://webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=13377
Webinar is free and no registration is required. Please be sure to review the above instructions if you have not previously attended a webinar in this series.
—Darci Hanning
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OCLC Training
OCLC Western’s goal is to provide you with the education and training you need, when and where you need it. As such, we are pleased to offer an array of classes spanning several topical areas.

Outlined below are classes we have planned for the next few months. We add new classes frequently, so to stay as up-to-date as possible, sign up for our Training RSS feed < http://www.oclc.org/western/rss/ > which provides daily updates on courses that have just been scheduled.
If you are interested in a more collective view of training opportunities, opt for our Training Update <https://www.oclc.org/western/email/default.htm > and we will send you regular information. Or, view our Web site at < http://www.oclc.org/western/ >.

Cataloging and metadata
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CatExpress Distance Ed

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W119.htm

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 ( Registration deadline 12/05/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Local Holdings Maintenance Basics Online

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W824.htm

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20 & 21, 2007 (Registration Deadline:
11/16/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 18 & 19, 2007 (Registration Deadline:
12/14/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan 22 & 23, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/18/08)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Managing Your OCLC FirstSearch Service

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W410.htm

December 13, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/10/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/9/08)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Metadata for Digital Collections Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W383.htm

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/10/07)
2:00 pm-4:00pm
Online-Live Meeting

Collection management
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Developing and Managing Digital Programs Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W381.htm

Thursday, December 4, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/3/07))
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Digital Image Quality Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W382.htm

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/29/08)
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Funding Digital Projects Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W380.htm

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 11/19/07)
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/15/08)
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Licensing and Negotiations for Librarians Online

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W905.htm

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 (Registration Deadline 11/16/07)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-live meeting

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/14/07)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/11/08)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Metadata for Digital Collections Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W383.htm

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/10/07)
2:00 pm-4:00pm
Online-Live Meeting

Preservation 101: Basics for Paper and Media Collections

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W387.htm

Monday, January 7-Friday, February 29, 2008
Virtual class

Digitization and preservation
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Developing and Managing Digital Programs Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W381.htm

Thursday, December 4, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/3/07))
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Digital Image Quality Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W382.htm

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/29/08)
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Funding Digital Projects Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W380.htm

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 11/19/07)
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/15/08)
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Metadata for Digital Collections Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W383.htm

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/10/07)
2:00 pm-4:00pm
Online-Live Meeting

Preservation 101: Basics for Paper and Media Collections

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W387.htm

Monday, January 7-Friday, February 29, 2008
Virtual class

Librarianship
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Licensing and Negotiations for Librarians Online

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W905.htm

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 (Registration Deadline 11/16/07)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-live meeting

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/14/07)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/11/08)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Library administration and management
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Developing and Managing Digital Programs Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W381.htm

Thursday, December 4, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/3/07))
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Funding Digital Projects Webinar

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W380.htm

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 11/19/07)
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/15/08)
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Keep Up! Extending Library Services with Social Technologies

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W908.htm

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Licensing and Negotiations for Librarians Online

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W905.htm

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 (Registration Deadline 11/16/07)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-live meeting

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/14/07)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/11/08)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Reference and public service
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Administering OCLC QuestionPoint

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W907.htm

Thursday, November 29, 2007 (Registration Deadline 11/23/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 (Registration Deadline 01/25/08)
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Managing Your OCLC FirstSearch Service

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W410.htm

December 13, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/10/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/9/08)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

OCLC QuestionPoint: Delivering Virtual Reference

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W906.htm

Monday and Tuesday, December 3-4, 2007 (Registration Deadline 11/30/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Thursday and Friday, January 24 & 25, 2008 (Registration Deadline
1/18/08)
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Resource sharing (ILL)
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Introduction to OCLC’s Policies Directory (PD)

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W504.htm

Thursday, January 17, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/15/08
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/10/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Local Holdings Maintenance Basics Online

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W824.htm

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20 & 21, 2007 (Registration Deadline:
11/16/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 18 & 19, 2007 (Registration Deadline:
12/14/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan 22 & 23, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/18/08)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

WorldCat Resource Sharing Basics Online

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W823.htm

Thursday & Friday, December 6 & 7, 2007 (Registration Deadline:
12/4/07)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Wednesday & Thursday, January 9 & 10, 2008 (Registration Deadline:
1/4/08)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

WorldCat Resource Sharing Searching Online

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W822.htm

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 11/2/07)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/3/07)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/04/2008)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Technology
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Keep Up! Blogs, Wikis and RSS

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W909.htm

Thursday, December 6, 2007 (Registration deadline 12/3/07)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MS Live Meeting- Online

Tuesday, January 15,2008 (Registration Deadline 1/9/08)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MS Live Meeting- Online

Keep Up! Extending Library Services with Social Technologies

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W908.htm

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Licensing and Negotiations for Librarians Online

http://www.oclc.org/western/training/courses/descriptions/W905.htm

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 (Registration Deadline 11/16/07)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-live meeting

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 (Registration Deadline: 12/14/07)
1:00-3:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 (Registration Deadline: 1/11/08)
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Online-Live Meeting
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November 15, 2007 (Vol. 14, No. 2) – Cool Ideas

OSU Creates Childcare Center for Student Parents

In order to help Oregon State University student parents in need of care for their children, the Associated Students of OSU and the Valley Library have teamed up to create Our Little Village-Library.

Our Little Village-Library, a short-term childcare center for student parents, is located in Valley Library Room 3564, directly behind University Archives.

Any currently enrolled student can drop off their children ages six months to 10 years old on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum of two to three hours. Student parents must stay in the library while their child is being cared for at the facility.

Parents are given a pager when they drop their child off so center staff can contact them.

The space is divided up and there are age-appropriate toys and programs, said Stephanie Duckett, student-parent advocate for ASOSU.

The program is paid for by student fees, so there is no extra cost to use the center, Duckett said.

“This is an excellent way of alleviating the guilt that parents have of being a student, but also being a parent,” Duckett said. “This helps support them in their goal of higher education.”

“It is exciting to be the first university library in the country – as far as we know – to be able to offer this innovative resource to our students,” said Karyle Butcher, University Librarian. “The university’s focus on student engagement calls for all of us to look at new and different ways of providing services to our students so that they feel that they are a part of the university community. Our Little Village is one way that the library can do this.”

Hours for the center will be 2:30 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.

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November 1, 2007 (Vol. 14, No. 1) – OLA News


Mock Caldecott / OLA Scholarship Winner / HOLA Project


Children’s Services Division Mock Caldecott Workshop

Join library staff and educators from across the state for a fun and fruitful discussion of the best picture books of 2007! We’ll hear from past Caldecott Committee members Nell Coburn and Steven Engelfried about the art of picture books and the experience of serving on the committee, break into small groups to discuss the books, and conclude with a vote for the most distinguished picture book of 2007.
Springfield Public Library
Saturday, December 1, 2007
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Visit www.olaweb.org/csd/ for a reading list and online registration!

—Molly Carlisle, CSD Chair

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OLA MLS Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to OLA’s First MLS Scholarship Award Recipients!

In June, OLA made its first awards to seven talented students enrolled in MLS programs at the University of Washington and Emporia State University’s SLIM program. Congratulations to those receiving scholarships!

These students each received scholarship awards of up to $2500 to assist
them during the 2007 – 2008 academic year:

Melissa Anderson of Eugene, UW
Alana Carson, Portland, UW
Scott Deskins, Portland, Emporia
Lisa Elliott, Eugene, UW
Monique Lloyd, Halsey, Emporia
Rebecca Rice, Milwaukie, Emporia
Keli Yeats, Portland, UW

The new scholarship program is made possible by an LSTA grant OLA received to assist Oregon MLS students working on master’s degrees in library and information science. OLA members also generously contributed to the scholarship initiative, at the conference scholarship fundraiser in April, and through the donor form at the OLA membership section of MemberClicks.

These awards are very much-appreciated by each recipient. A big Thank You to the OLA Executive Board, OLA donors, and OLA’s new Scholarship Selection Committee members. The selection committee members did a fantastic job of carefully reviewing all scholarship applications OLA received, which were approved by the OLA board.

OLA’s Scholarship Selection Committee members are: Gretchen Leslie (Forest Grove), Anne Carter (Eugene), Anne Pearsons (Portland), Carol Hildebrand (Eugene), Terry Rohe (Portland), Carol Ruggeri (Newport), and Gary Sharp (North Bend).

The Scholarship Committee is about to launch publicity requesting applications for the 2008 – 2009 scholarship program. The application process and deadlines will be included in the next Hotline. This second round of scholarships is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant to OLA, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Gary Sharp, OLA MLS Scholarship Committee

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Small Library Grant Opportunity: The HOLA Project

Helping Oregon Libraries Achieve
The Oregon Library Association is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for Oregon library employees who serve populations of 10,000 or less to attend the OLA conference in April with ALL expenses paid. This is the library version of the all-inclusive cruise! The Conference is April 16-18, 2008 and is a joint conference with the Washington Library Association and will be held in Vancouver, USA

OLA received a gift from a very generous anonymous donor to provide grants for 10 different libraries to send an employee to the conference, with ALL expenses paid.

The grant includes:
1.Registration for the conference, including all meals
2.Registration for any preconference
3.Mileage reimbursement, meals and lodging if needed for traveling to and from Vancouver
4.Accommodations at the conference hotel
5. OLA membership for three years for the employee and the library

Funding for substitutes may be available to your library to allow it to remain open while you attend the conference.
Those who receive a grant will have a personal coach to introduce them to OLA and help them get the most out of this wonderful experience. Details and applications will be available in January. For more information about OLA check the website, http://www.olaweb.org

Contact HOLA committee members for more info:
Marie Baldo, Hermiston Public Library, mbaldo@hermiston.or.us, 541-667-5050
Kat Davis, Pendleton Public Library, kat.davis@ci.pendleton.or.us, 541-966-0385
Linda Lybecker, Hillsboro Public Library, lindal@ci.hillsboro.or.us, 503-615-6500
Reita Fackerell, Seaside Public Library, rfackerell@cityofseaside.us, 503-738-6742
Katie Anderson, Oregon State Library, katie.anderson@state.or.us, 503-378-2528
Leah Griffith, Newberg Public Library, leah.griffith@ci.newberg.or.us, 503-537-1256
—Leah M. Griffith, Library Director, Newberg Public Library

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November 1, 2007 (Vol. 14, No. 1) – Happenings

LEO Grant / LSTA Grant / Outreach to Spanish Speakers

LEO: A Sense of Place

A grant of $363,576 has been awarded to the nonprofit Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO) by the Institute of Museum and Library Services(IMLS) for a regional project called “A Sense of Place.”

The project unites partners of LEO under a common theme and will deliver a range of programs in the arts, sciences and humanities to 30 libraries in 2008 and ’09. The programs are geared to lifelong learners of all ages from students through adults.

Partners include the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Oregon Council for the Humanities, Portland State University and others. Each will provide programs via in person presenters and videoconference that adhere to the theme. As examples, a stargazing program will focus on exploring the night skies of Oregon, Smithsonian art programs will explore interpretation of place through Western art, humanities programs will generate community discussion on the significance of place in society, creative writing workshops will lead students and adults to write about their own locales.

A Sense of Place also partners LEO with 17 rural museums in the region and helps forge partnerships with area art associations and artists. Small, rotating exhibits of artifacts from museums will be rotated at libraries and juried art shows of local artists will be held at participating libraries.

Fifteen libraries will participate each year with three libraries receiving intensive programming during a nine week period.

LEO’s project is one of only three library-museum collaborations to be funded by IMLS in this round of its annual National Leadership grants. For further information, please contact Jo Cowling, LEO chair and director of the La Grande public library at jcowling@eoni.com or Lyn Craig, LEO executive director at fossilinn@centurytel.net.

Marie L. Baldo

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Mid Valley Libraries Receive Grant for Services to Seniors

Under the leadership of the Independence Public Library, twelve libraries in Polk, Yamhill, Marion and Linn counties have received a grant through the Library Services and Technology Act to develop programs and collections for seniors in their communities. The libraries participating in the “Local Libraries Promoting Lifelong Learning” project are the public libraries of Dallas, Falls City, Independence, Jefferson, Lyons, Monmouth, Newberg, Sheridan, Silverton, Stayton, Willamina, and Woodburn.

Each library will offer three of eight informational programs developed by the project advisory group. A number of the programs will also be recorded for broadcast on local public, educational or government stations.

The grant additionally provides for the purchase of approximately 360 large print nonfiction books and 240 audio and DVD nonfiction titles which will be distributed among the participating libraries. These materials will be available to all borrowers in the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service system.

The grant project is scheduled to run through the spring of 2008. For more information contact your local public library or the Independence Public Library at (503)838-1811 or by email at locallibraries@hotmail.com.

Beth Anne Huffine

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Outreach to Spanish Speakers Training

Library Development Services of the Oregon State Library, in partnership with WebJunction, Deschutes Public Library, Eugene Public Library, and Washington County Cooperative Library Service, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to offer library staff in Oregon the opportunity to attend a one day training session on outreach to Spanish speakers, especially as it relates to computer and technology access. We will be offering the training in nine locations and the first three will take place in November and early December. Registration for those three trainings is open now and registration is limited. The workshops are free and include lunch, snacks, materials, and mileage reimbursement. To register for the training or for more information please go to the Library Development website:

http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/technology/

MaryKay Dahlgreen

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November 1, 2007 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

November 1, 2007 (Vol. 14, No. 1) – Cool Ideas

The Oregonian Index Database (1851-1987)

The University of Oregon Libraries, with the help of Institute of Museum and Library Services funding and the Oregon State Library and several other sources, has completed the entries for a searchable index to The Oregonian from 1851 to 1987. The index is available to use at http://libweb.uoregon.edu/dc/newspaper/oregonian/. Proofing, authority control and elimination of duplicate records will continue throughout the 2007-2008 academic year. Find out more about this project at http://libweb.uoregon.edu/govdocs/indexing/oregonianindexnotes.html .

November 1, 2007 at 11:33 am Leave a comment


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