Archive for December, 2008

December 15, 2008 (Vol. 15, No. 4) – News

Vision 2020 Process Begins / CSD Mock Caldecott Workshop / OLA/OASL Legislative Day / ACRL-OR Scholarship Opportunities / OLA Conference 2009: Call for Showcases / Past Presidents Tattoo Competition / Oregon Reads 2009 Update / OLE’ Nominations SoughtSupport People for Oregon Libraries

***Vision 2020 Process Begins
On December 10, the first meeting of the Vision 2020 Committee kicked off the process for this futuristic planning effort that OLA engages in every 10 years. Provocative discussion and interesting metaphors arose at this first meeting — the planning effort was characterized as an attempt to get all types of libraries on the same page about the future of library services — Vision 2020 will be the page to stand on. Remaining relevant together was put forth as a unifying concept. “What will free be worth in 2020?” was a question asked. You will be hearing more about Vision 2020′s inclusive input processes which will entail electronic and in-person methodologies.

The Vision 2020 chair is Teresa Landers, Deputy Director at Corvallis-Benton County Library, with assistance from Anne-Marie Deitering, OLA Member-at-Large and Undergraduate Learning Initiatives Librarian at Valley Library, OSU. I’m pleased to announce the full committee representing school, public, academic, special, metro, suburban, rural, Eastern, Central, Southern, and Valley libraries and professional and paraprofessional library staff. With the support of boards and bosses they responded to the invitation to serve and stepped up for subcommittee assignments too!

Perry Stokes, Director, Baker County Library District
Ann Carlisle, Librarian, Guy Lee and Moffitt Elementary Schools (Springfield)
Amy Blossom, Branch Manager, Ashland Branch-Jackson County Library
Aimee Meuchel, Teen Services Librarian, Tualatin Public Library
Ann Miller, Metadata Services and Digital Projects Librarian, Knight Library, University of Oregon
Steph Miller, Programming Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Sheila Grier, Reference Librarian, Deschutes Public Library System
Aaron Schmidt, Digital Services Librarian (telecommutes!), District of Columbia Public Library
Allie Flanary, Faculty Librarian, Portland Community College
Darci Hanning, Techology Development Consultant, Oregon State Library

–posted by Mary Ginnane, OLA President, mary.j.ginnane@ci.eugene.or.us 

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***CSD Mock Caldecott Workshop
Plan to join us for the 2009 Mock Caldecott, which will be held on Saturday, January 10 at Salem Public Library.  Nell Colburn, 2009 Caldecott Chair, and Steven Engelfried, former Caldecott committee member, will again lead the continuing education piece of this popular workshop. The workshop cost is just $15 and includes a snack and lunch.  The registration form and the list of titles to be considered during the workshop are linked to the CSD website at http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=61033  in order to give you time to find and read the chosen titles before the workshop.

Please contact BJ Quinlan, CSD Chair, if you have any questions at 503-588-6039 or bjquinlan@cityofsalem.net.

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***OLA/OASL Legislative Day
SAVE THE DATE!  March 5, 2009 8:30 to 3:00
Join your colleagues for a day of talking to legislators, hearing about issues, checking out the remodeled Capitol, and helping keep libraries visible in the political decision making process.  More details to follow.  Contact Janet Webster for more information (janet.webster@oregonstate.edu, 541-867-0108).

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***ACRL-Oregon Scholarship Opportunities Calling All ACRL-Oregon Members!

Want to keep up professionally but don’t have the funds or time to travel to national or even regional conferences? Take advantage of the wealth of online professional learning opportunities with help from ACRL-Oregon Chapter’s E-learning Scholarship fund!

A description of the scholarship program is available on ACRL-Oregon webpage where you will also find the Application Form for the winter round (open until January 9, 2009).

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***Call for Showcase Presenters: 2009 OLA Annual Conference
Does your library have an innovative, unusual, or highly successful program that you’d like to share with your colleagues? Have you recently completed research or grant-funded work that would be of interest and use to the Oregon library community? If so, consider participating in one of the OLA Annual Conference program showcases.

Showcases will consist of approximately 15 drop-in sessions, sharing a large area, with display tables. Attendees can visit with the presenters one-on-one to discuss their programs, services, and projects. This allows a wide variety of participation from libraries and a more direct, focused interaction from attendees.

For the 2009 OLA Annual Conference, we will be hosting showcases on the following three topics:
        — Staff Training and User Instruction
        — Library Outreach Activities
        — Innovative and Grant-Funded Programs

Interested in presenting at a showcase? Please submit a completed Showcase Proposal found on the 2009 OLA Conference website. For questions about the Showcase program, please contact Sue Kunda, 2009 OLA Showcase Coordinator, at sue.kunda@oregonstate.edu or 541.737-7262.

All proposals are due by December 22, 2008. The final list of showcases will be set by January 5, 2009.

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***Past Presidents Tattoo Competition
So, you think you can tattoo?

Attendees of the WLA/OLA Joint Conference of 2008 will fondly recall the magic of the Past President’s Booth, where temporary tattoos were liberally applied to giddy librarians. Yes, it would be hard to top that…but we can try!  The event was so successful that we are going for a repeat performance, with a twist: a contest!

Who: you and your artistic, graphic-designing friends
What: a contest to design a graphic that will be turned into a tattoo and sold at the 2009 OLA Annual Conference in Salem, proceeds of which go to the OLA Scholarship Fund
When: must be submitted to Mo no later than January 30. For purposes of actually getting this art work turned into a tattoo, please send your artwork using CMYK defined colors at 300 ppi or better, saved as EPS or TIFF.
Where: to be premiered at the 2009 OLA Annual Conference
Why: to create a pointless need for all conference goers and friends and family of conference goers to sport a tattoo of your design.
How: very carefully-picture this on someone’s body-no don’t do that

There is a prize! Besides the terrific honor of having your design turned into a tattoo (think how great that will look on your resume), the first place winner will receive $50, 10 mudflap boy or girl tattoos, and of course, world fame. Runners-up will also get 10 tattoos. Decision will be based on the completely subjective whims of the Past Presidents.

For more information, contact Mo at 541.682.8314 or maureen.t.cole@ci.eugene.or.us! Happy tattoo planning!

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***Oregon Reads 2009 Update
The WOW! Packages for Oregon public libraries have been assembled and mailed this week. Each package contains an informational cover letter and press release, a poster, 100 full-color bookmarks and 10 buttons. If you do not receive your package, please contact Katie Anderson at the State Library [anderson_katie@oslmac.osl.state.or.us].

Fun Oregon Reads promotional items are now available through Café Press (http://www.cafepress.com). Just type “Oregon reads” in the search box to see mugs, T-shirts, book bags, even pet bowls and shirts customized with the Oregon Reads logo. These make great premiums or program giveaways – staff members love them, too!

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***OLE’ Award Nominations Sought
To all PLD members, 
Do you know someone who deserves special recognition?  Someone who has taken “the bull by the horns” and gotten the job done in extraordinary circumstances?  Or someone who has quietly gone the extra mile to contribute to library service in your community or to the greater library community?  It is time to put forward your nominations for the Public Library Division’s OLE’ award!

This year we are using a Member Clicks form.  Here is the link: https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=53515

The deadline is Feb 15th 2009.  The OLE’ award is given out at the PLD dinner on Wednesday evening at the OLA conference. 

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***Top 5 reasons to support People for Oregon Libraries
#5.  Your contribution to People for Oregon Libraries helps to strengthen the voice of libraries in critical public policy decisions.  The Oregon Library Association cannot legally contribute to campaigns; People for Oregon Libraries can. 

#4. This year People for Oregon Libraries supported 24 candidates for the Oregon Legislature.  ALL 24 won their elections and will be serving in the 2009 Legislative Session — many of them in critical leadership positions.

#3. People for Oregon Libraries supports local library funding measures too!  People for Oregon Libraries will be there when your library goes to the voters.

#2. Your colleagues decide the contributions. The current board is Sarah Beasley, Janet Webster, Mary Ginnane, and Connie Anderson-Cohoon.  They welcome your suggestions!

#1.  All of this costs you nothing!  If you contribute by December 31, 2008, your contribution may be taken as a CREDIT on your 2008 state income taxes — up to $100 on a joint return and up to $50 on a single return.

Send your contribution today to:
People for Oregon Libraries
833 SW 11th Ave., Ste. 315
Portland OR 97205

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December 15, 2008 (Vol. 15, No.4) – Happenings

PNLA Conference 2009 / Online Northwest Conference 2009 / WorldCat Workshop: Resource Sharing Basics / WorldCat Workshop: Understanding OCLC Authority Record / WorldCat Workshop: Connexion Client

***PNLA Conference 2009
Celebrate PNLA’s 100th Birthday at the PNLA Annual Conference, “A Century of Cooperation, A Legacy of Leadership”  August 5-7, 2009 in Missoula, Montana. Check out the conference page at http://www.pnla.org/events/conference09/index1.html  Are you ready to sign up for lodging? The link is now active.

Are you interested in presenting a program at the 2009 PNLA conference? Do you have a program you would like to share?  The PNLA planning committee is currently  seeking formal program proposals.  Proposals are due February 1, 2009.  Program tracks include Leadership and Management, Cooperation and Collaboration, Intellectual Freedom, Library Services and Resources and Future Innovations.  Further information is available at http://www.pnla.org/events/conference09/index1.html

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***Online Northwest Conference 2009
WHAT IS ONLINE NORTHWEST?
A one-day conference focusing on the use of technology in libraries, attracting librarians from the Pacific Northwest and around the country.  Online NW is sponsored by the Oregon University System Library Council.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Use the online registration form available via http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw/

WHEN IS THE CONFERENCE?
Friday, February 13, 2009

WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE?
CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the Oregon State University campus, Corvallis, Oregon

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PROGRAMS BEING OFFERED?
This year’s topics will include:

  •   Social media and civic behaviors
  •   Teaching technology
  •   Using technology in teaching
  •   Technology in collaboration

Keynote:  BJ Fogg
Trained in experimental psychology, Dr. BJ Fogg is the founder and Director of Stanford University’s Persuasive Technology Lab where he creates insight into how technologies change people’s attitudes and behavior.  Fogg is the author of Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do and coauthor of Mobile Persuasion: 20 Perspectives of the Future of Behavior Change. His Online Northwest keynote speech will address the topic of online video as a persuasive technology. For more information on BJ Fogg, visit his website at http://www.bjfogg.com

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION?
Early registration ($100) is due on or before Friday, January 23, 2009

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
Visit http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw/, or contact Donna Williams: phone: 541-737-6443, toll free: 800-678-6311, Email:donna.williams@oregonstate.edu.

ONLINE NW DATES AT A GLANCE:
Conference: Feb. 13, 2009
Early bird registration deadline: Jan. 23, 2009
Refund deadline: Jan. 23, 2009

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***WorldCat Workshop: Resource Sharing Basics
http://www.bcr.org/training/schedule/programdetail.php?programid=242 
Description:
This three-day online workshop is designed for users who borrow or lend through the OCLC Interlibrary Loan service.

Day 1: Borrowing
Learn to create borrowing requests for returnable items such as books and DVDs and for non-returnable items (i.e. copies). This part of the session will demonstrate the use of custom holdings and local data records to create efficiencies in the interlibrary loan workflow. We will also complete all actions required to bring a request through the entire interlibrary loan cycle.

Day 2: WorldCat Resource Sharing Lending
Manage incoming requests and gain familiarity with the Request Manager categories. In this half of the workshop, you will learn to use batch processing in order to update and print requests in your lending cycle and administer your work more effectively.

Day 3: WorldCat Resource Sharing Administrative Functions
Access the FirstSearch administrative module to create data records that eliminate repetitive data entry. Participants will devise constant data and saved notes, review the use and implementation of IFM (ILL Fee Management) as well as create custom holdings groups, custom holdings paths and direct request profile to improve service in all aspects of resource sharing. Time will also be spent updating and maintaining records in the ILL Policies Directory.

NOTE: This course is designed for individual participation. Regardless of whether you attend as an individual or as a group, the fee for this online workshop will be charged for each person who views the session. All participants must register separately.

Who Should Attend?
Library staff who want to acquire the basic skills needed to do OCLC ILL using WorldCat Resource Sharing.

Sites & Dates:
Online –             3 Day WebLive workshop.                    
1/20/2009          2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1/21/2009          2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1/22/2009          2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
All times listed are in Mountain Time.

Fees:
BCR members — $135.00
Nonmembers — $185.00
1 BCR training voucher accepted as payment.

Register Now: http://www.bcr.org/training/workshops/register.html

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***WorldCat Workshop: Understanding the OCLC Authority Record
http://www.bcr.org/training/schedule/programdetail.php?programid=186 
Description:
This workshop concentrates on authority records in OCLC – those for personal names, corporate names, geographic names, subjects and titles. We’ll discuss the structure of the MARC authority record as it displays in OCLC cataloging interfaces, including many of the fixed field elements.  Looking at the broader picture, we’ll talk about the purpose of authority data and how it works with the headings in bibliographic records to improve a catalog’s organization and users’ ability to navigate through it and find the resources they need and want.

NOTE: This course is designed for individual participation. Regardless of whether you attend as an individual or as a group, the fee for this online workshop will be charged for each person who views the session. All participants must register separately.

Related Courses: Using OCLC Authorities with the Connexion Client

Who Should Attend?
Anyone with responsibility for cataloging or bibliographic database maintenance who wants to learn more about OCLC authority records. Beginners to the subject are more than welcome.

Sites & Dates – 2 Day weblive workshop!
Online –             WebLive                      
1/7/2009            10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1/8/2009            10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
All times listed are in Mountain Time.

Fees:
BCR members — $110.00
Nonmembers — $160.00
1 BCR training voucher accepted as payment.

Register Now: http://www.bcr.org/training/workshops/register.html

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***WorldCat Workshop: Using OCLC Authorities with the Connexion Client
http://www.bcr.org/training/schedule/programdetail.php?programid=187 
Description:
Ensuring that the headings you use in bibliographic records are in their “correct” forms can be time consuming, but necessary to ensure that records group together under the same heading. It’s the way to make sure that patrons looking for Beethoven can find all the versions of it in your library, even if some of them have the title “Piano concerto no. 5, op. 73″ and others “Emperor Concerto”. Authority records from the National Authority File are made available to OCLC cataloging users in the Authorities database, to assist members with authority control – making sure that your bibliographic headings are correct.

 This workshop focuses on the methods available to search for authority records in OCLC’s Connexion client interface as well as the process of controlling headings in OCLC WorldCat bibliographic records. We’ll also look briefly at exporting authority records so that you may use them locally.

NOTE: This course is designed for individual participation. Regardless of whether you attend as an individual or as a group, the fee for this online workshop will be charged for each person who views the session. All participants must register separately.

Related Courses:
Understanding the OCLC Authority Record

Who Should Attend?
Anyone performing original or copy cataloging in OCLC using the Connexion client software or anyone with responsibility for bibliographic database maintenance. Some experience with how the Connexion client functions and knowledge of current cataloging practices.

Sites & Dates – 2 Day WebLive Workshop!
Online –             WebLive                      
1/14/2009          10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1/15/2009          10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
All times listed are in Mountain Time.

Fees:
BCR members — $110.00
Nonmembers — $160.00
1 BCR training voucher accepted as payment.

Register Now: http://www.bcr.org/training/workshops/register.html

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December 1, 2008 (Vol. 15, No.3) – Message from the President

“It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one’s hat keeps blowing off.” (Woody Allen)


As you make your way through December with all that it entails, and look forward to the new year, I ask you to time travel and look ahead to 2010 (but hold on to your hat!)

In March of 2010 the Public Library Association will be holding its biennial national conference in Portland, Oregon. A national library conference being held in Oregon is an exciting event. Training and travel funds for staff from public libraries will quite rightly be directed to take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Because of this the Oregon Library Association will not hold its annual conference in 2010. We do have the cooperation of PLA to present two preconferences to the PLA conference to help make-up lost conference income. We will plan and host some other OLA event to draw members together and honor awardees.

The OLA Board recognizes that special efforts will be needed in 2010 to maintain networking and relationships between staff from all types of Oregon libraries. In 2008-09 the Board is raising awareness with divisions, committees, and round tables to plan activities for 2010 that will foster cohesiveness within OLA units and across units. Now your awareness is raised too, and I invite your ideas for 2010 activities that will continue OLA’s progress as a multi-type library organization.

Mary Ginnane
mary.j.ginnane@ci.eugene.or.us

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December 1, 2008 (Vol. 15, No. 3) – News

OLA Conference Correction / OLA Conference: Call for Showcases / CSD Mock Caldecott Workshop / CSD Seeks Webmaster and SecretaryVision 2020: CSD Rep Needed 

*** OLA Conference 2009 – correction
Correction.  The phone number for the Phoenix Grand Hotel was incorrect in the previous Hotline.  The correct number is 1-877-544-7800.

Mark your calendars now for the 2009 OLA Conference which will be held April 1-3, 2009at the Salem Conference Center.  The theme of the conference is Oregon Reads: One State, Many Stories.  The Keynote speaker will be Justice Betty Roberts and the banquet speaker will be Joe Raiola, the Senior Editor of MAD Magazine.

Reservations at the Phoenix Grand Hotel can be made either online at http://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=241271&hotelID=13141 or by calling 1-877-544-7800 (corrected phone number).  Room rates are $109+ 10% tax for a king size bed or $119+ 10% for 2 queen size beds.  Please remember to use the conference attendee code of OLA2009.

Program and conference details are now being finalized so be sure to check the OLA Conference website for important updates.  http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=74389

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*** OLA Conference 2009: Call for Showcase Presenters
Does your library have an innovative, unusual, or highly successful program that you’d like to share with your colleagues? Have you recently completed research or grant-funded work that would be of interest and use to the Oregon library community? If so, consider participating in one of the OLA Annual Conference program showcases.

Showcases will consist of approximately 15 drop-in sessions, sharing a large area, with display tables. Attendees can visit with the presenters one-on-one to discuss their programs, services, and projects. This allows a wide variety of participation from libraries and a more direct, focused interaction from attendees.

For the 2009 OLA Annual Conference, we will be hosting showcases on the following three topics:

  • Staff Training and User Instruction
  • Library Outreach Activities
  • Innovative and Grant-Funded Programs

Interested in presenting at a showcase? Please submit a completed Showcase Proposal found on the 2009 OLA Conference website. For questions about the Showcase program, please contact Sue Kunda, 2009 OLA Showcase Coordinator, at sue.kunda@oregonstate.edu or 541.737-7262.

All proposals are due by December 22, 2008. The final list of showcases will be set by January 5, 2009.

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*** CSD Mock Caldecott Workshop
The annual OLA Children’s Services Division 2009 Mock Caldecott Workshop will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2009.

Nell Colburn, 2009 Caldecott Chair, and Steven Engelfried, former Caldecott committee member, will again lead the continuing education piece of this popular workshop, which will be held at Salem Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The list of titles to be considered will be sent out statewide very soon in order to give participants plenty of time to find and read the chosen titles.  More information and the registration form will be available on the OLA CSD website at http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=61033.

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*** CSD Seeks Webmaster and Secretary
CSD is looking for a tech-savvy member to keep the CSD webpage updated.  The work can be done from your work or home computer and training on MemberClicks is available.  We also have an opening for CSD secretary who will take minutes at 1-2 CSD Board meetings and CSD Business Meetings during the year.  If interested in either position, please contact BJ Quinlan @ bjquinlan@cityofsalem.net or 503-588-6039. 

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*** Vision 2020: CSD Representative Needed
Be involved in the future of libraries in Oregon as the CSD representative for Vision 2020.  This is a great opportunity to work with librarians from all types of libraries and help to shape the direction that Oregon Library Association and Oregon libraries take.  Contact BJ Quinlan if you’re interested at bjquinlan@cityofsalem.net or 503-588-6039.

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December 1, 2008 (Vol. 15, No. 3) – Happenings

State Library Advisory Council Nominations / Ready to Read Grants / Early Literacy Training Opportunity / Weblive Training / 3M/NMRT Grant / PubMed Training / iYouth Conference

*** State Library Advisory Council Nominations
Each December the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees elects members to their advisory councils; Talking Book and Braille Service (TBABS) and Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). There is one vacancy on the TBABS Advisory Council and four vacancies on the LSTA Advisory Council. The Board of Trustee’s bylaws indicate “the State Librarian shall suggest nominees for vacant positions on the TBABS and LSTA Advisory Council, but nominees may also apply in writing directly to the Board Chair.” Following this message is a list of the nominees that the State Librarian has suggested that will be going to the Board for a December 5th vote. If you have someone else you want to nominate you must contact the Chair of the Board, Yvonne Williams, via e-mail at: yvonnmyrn@gmail.com  prior to the December 5, 2008 Board meeting.

Nominations for Talking Book and Braille Services Advisory Council:
PUBLIC LIBRARY REPRESENTATIVE
Carolyn Avery: Philomath Branch of Corvallis-Benton County Library
Geoff Brunk: Multnomah County Library
Cynthia Peterson: Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Nominations for Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Council:
DISADVANTAGED PERSONS REPRESENTATIVE
Phyllis Castle, St. Helens
Ed Sale, Beaverton

LIBRARY USER REPRESENTATIVE
Michael Gaston, Bend
Anne Billeter, Medford

PUBLIC LIBRARY REPRESENTATIVE #1
Buzzy Nielsen, North Bend
Perry Stokes, Baker City

PUBLIC LIBRARY REPRESENTATIVE #2
Sally Beesley, Madras
Karen Hill, Cornelius

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*** Tis the Season for Ready to Read Grants
In December the State Library will send out the annual Ready to Read grant checks.  This is an great time to thank you legislators who support this program and introduce new legislators to the program.  Invite them to your library for a story time or to your holiday festivities; get a photo in the paper with your legislators and thevkids that they help you make into readers.  For more ideas including sample letters to the editor and press releases, go to the OLA Development and Legislative Committee page on the Ready to Read Program- http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=80672.

Whatever you decide to do to celebrate receiving your Ready to Read grant, we would love to hear about it!  Please take a minute to send Janet a brief email about your activity: janet.webster@oregonstate.edu.

OLA’s lobbyist Nan Heim is always glad to provide information about our legislators.  Feel free to call her at 503.224.0007 or email her at nanheim@nanheim.com

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*** Early Literacy Training Opportunity for Grant, Harney, Morrow, and Umatilla Counties
The Oregon Commission on Children and Families and the Oregon State Library are excited to announce Reading for Healthy Families (RFHF) Oregon: Building Communities of Learning, an early literacy and community engagement effort.  You have the opportunity to be one of the children’s library staff selected in Grant, Harney, Morrow, and Umatilla Counties to receive training and resources.

Children’s library staff will attend two separate two-day RFHF training sessions and receive training in the evidence-based Every Child Ready to Read @ your library®, outreach to high-risk families, and special topics such as working with English language learners, conducting early literacy story times, and working with people with special needs. You will receive Early Literacy Resource kits full of wonderful materials. The first two- day training will be scheduled in one of the four counties, during the week of January 5-9, 2009.

After the training, each participating children’s library staff will have the knowledge, skills, and materials to provide early literacy education, support, and resources to at least 15 families over the course of a year.  Your library will be able to report this on their Public Library Statistics as “early literacy training”, one of the three library youth services best practices identified by the Statewide Early Literacy Initiative.

RFHF will foster partnerships between your library and Healthy Start programs in your county which will help children’s library staff develop or expand library outreach services to high-risk families in your community.

To download a copy of the Participant Application, and to learn more about the many benefits RFHF can bring to you and to the families in your community, go to the RFHF website http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/rfhf.applications.shtml ,”RFHF Application” and “RFHF Description”

You must submit an application before Monday, December 8, 2008 to be considered as there may be limited training spaces available.  If you cannot meet the deadline, please let me know.

If you have any questions please contact: Joann Contini, RFHF Project Coordinator at 503-761-2506 or joanncontini@comcast.net. 

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*** Weblive Training: Cataloging Using the OCLC Connexion Client Interface
http://www.bcr.org/training/schedule/programdetail.php?programid=138 
Description:
This three-day online course will introduce library staff to OCLC’s client interface to the Connexion service and demonstrate how to use it efficiently. Focus will be on using the software for new and copy
cataloging and will include how to:

    * Apply known search techniques to the new interface.
    * Edit existing records to better suit the needs of your library.
    * Create new records from scratch or from existing records.
    * Export records for use in your own local system.
    * Work offline using the software’s batch capabilities.
    * Create labels using the built-in label program.

NOTE: This course is designed for individual participation. Regardless of whether you attend as an individual or as a group, the fee for this online workshop will be charged for each person who views the session.  All participants must register separately.

Who Should Attend?
Library personnel wishing to gain a better understanding of the capabilities of the Connexion client interface and how it can help streamline their workflow should attend.

Sites & Dates:
Online – WebLive
12/9/2008: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12/10/2008: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12/11/2008: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
All times listed are in Mountain Time.

Fees:
BCR members — $135.00
Nonmembers — $185.00
1 BCR training voucher accepted as payment.

Register now: http://www.bcr.org/training/workshops/register.html

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*** 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant
APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR 3M/NMRT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Deadline: December 15, 2008

Members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a grant, sponsored by 3M Library Systems, which will cover expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference, July 9-15, 2009, in Chicago, IL.

Want to read about the ALA experiences of last year’s winners? Take a look at the August 2008 issue of Footnotes at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/news/footnotes/august2008/index.cfm. You will see how professionally rewarding attending an ALA conference can be.

The application form and further information about the grant is available on the NMRT website at
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/initiatives/applyforfunds/3mawardinformation.cfm. You must be a current member of NMRT in order to apply. To join NMRT, visit the ALA website at http://www.ala.org and follow the “Join ALA” link to add to your ALA membership.

For further information about the grant, please contact:

Catherine Collins
Chair, 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee
Library, Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Phone: 215.301.0713
Email: ccnmrt@yahoo.com  

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*** PubMed Training
Want to learn the ins and outs of PubMed?  Andrew Hamilton, Senior Reference and Instruction Librarian at Oregon Health Sciences University will be conducting an all-day PubMed Training workshop.  The workshop is open to reference librarians and reference staff.

Location: Portland State University Library
Date: December 19, 2008
Start time: 8:30am
Cost: Free

To register: contact Rose Jackson, Portland State Library, 503-725-3689, rosej@pdx.edu.

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*** iYouth Conference
Seattle’s most famous librarian Nancy Pearl will join experts from Seattle Public Library, King County Library System, Pierce County Library System, and local elementary schools at iYouth’s upcoming conference, “What’s Up: New Trends in Young Adult and Children’s Librarianship,” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 in Mary Gates Hall. 

The conference offers two tracks for children’s and young adult services. Sessions include an early
literacy workshop with entertainer Nancy Stewart, two panels on technology trends for children and teen services, a panel on reaching reluctant readers, teen book talks, and a manga presentation. Cost is $15 for students and $20 for professionals. For more information, please visit iYouth’s website at
http://students.washington.edu/iyouthuw/iYouthJan09Conference.html.

Conference sponsors include Washington Library Association’s Children and Young Adult Services, ALISS, and the Information School Development Office.  iYouth is a student group at the University of Washington that supports professional development for present and future children’s and youth services librarians and celebrates children’s and young adult literature. Current programs include a monthly book group and training opportunities.

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