Archive for February, 2010

February 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 3) – News

Call for OLA Award Nominations / 2010 PLD OLE Award / 2010 OYAN OYEA! Award / OLA Annual Awards Banquet / OLA MLIS Scholarships / SSD Exec Board Videoconference / CSD Spring Workshop / OLA’s Guidlines on Identity Theft / ACRL-Oregon’s Blog

***Call for OLA Annual Award Nominations
OLA’s Honors & Awards Committee seeks nominations for the following four awards. Nomination letters (with no more than six letters of support) will be due in 2010.  Nominations are due Friday, February 19, 2010. These awards will be presented to recipients at the 2010 OLA Banquet & Annual Meeting on March 24 at Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub in Portland, Oregon.

Tell us about those talented, dedicated individuals whose commitment to excellent library service has made a difference. Nominate them for one of OLA’s special awards: 

  • OLA Distinguished Service Award
  • Oregon Librarian of the Year
  • Library Employee of the Year
  • Library Supporter of the Year

Be sure to read the awards guidelines and let me know if you have questions.  Take a look at http://web.memberclicks.com/mc/page.do?sitePageId=66151

 1.Oregon Librarian of the Year may be awarded to any Oregon librarian who has been working in an Oregon Library for at least two years in a paid professional position.  The nominee must demonstrate excellence in library service in his or her community and to Oregon libraries.  The nominee must be a member of the association.

2.Oregon Library Employee of the Year may be awarded to any Oregon library staff member who has worked in an Oregon library for at least two years as a paid staff member and demonstrated excellence in library service in his or her community.

3.Oregon Library Supporter of the Year may be awarded to any volunteer, volunteer group, library Friend, board member, government official, or other individual who is not a paid library staff member and who has demonstrated excellence in supporting and promoting Oregon libraries.

4.Oregon Library Association Distinguished Service Award may be awarded to any Oregon librarian or library staff member, who has been in the profession for 15 or more years, has worked in Oregon libraries for at least ten years, and is currently a member of OLA, for exceptional service over a period of years.

Your letter of nomination should include the following information, if pertinent, and be as informational as possible:

  • Provide nominee’s current position
  • Past positions held and summary of major accomplishments
  • OLA activities: committee appointments, etc.
  • Brief description of other noteworthy accomplishments
  • Your name and how you can be reached if the committee has questions

Please send nominating letters and supporting letters by Friday, February 19, 2010, to Faye A. Chadwell, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Management, 121 The Valley Library, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3453 or faye.chadwell@oregonstate.edu. If you have questions, call me at 541-737-8528.

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***2010 PLD OLÉ Award
It’s your last chance to nominate someone for PLD’s OLÉ Award!

Do you know a fellow public library employee who has demonstrated exceptional effort and excellence in public library service this past year?  Do you know someone who took the bull by the horns and got the job done?  Do you know someone who has made significant achievements with little formal recognition?

Please help us recognize this person with the OLÉ award. Please provide a brief bio of the nominee with their significant and concrete achievements over the past year. Nominations will be reviewed by the PLD board and the award will be presented at the OLA annual meeting and banquet on March 24, 2010. We can provide a small stipend to help defray the recipient’s cost of attending the banquet.

OLÉ Award Application
Deadline for submissions: Feb 19th, 2010
Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks!

Todd Dunkelberg, PLD Board Chair
Deschutes Public Library
toddd@dpls.us

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*** Call for Nominations for the 2010 OYEA! Award
OYAN is looking to honor exceptional work done in the field of teen/young adult services in the state of Oregon. Nominations are now being accepted for an individual, library, organization, program, or initiative that has made a positive and significant contribution to teens in Oregon libraries.

A complete nomination will include nominee’s name and contact information, and a thorough description of the nominee’s contribution to teen services. We encourage the inclusion of any supporting letters that may be appropriate, especially from teens themselves.

All nominations should be sent to Kristin Starnes, OYAN’s Award Committee Chairperson, via email or post. Please also include the nominator’s contact information in case of questions. Nominations must be received by Monday, March 8, 2010.

Email: kristin.starnes@ci.corvallis.or.us  
Post: Kristin Starnes, Youth Services Librarian, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330

OYAN will announce the OYEA! Award winner at the OLA Annual Meeting & Banquet held on Wednesday March 24, 6pm at Kell’s Irish Restaurant in Portland. OYAN will also host an OYEA! Award reception at the Spring OYAN membership meeting at the Seaside Public Library on April 23, 2010. The winning individual, library, or organization will receive a $100 honorarium, an award plaque, and an optional scholarship if financial assistance is needed to attend the award reception.

For a complete description of the award process, please see OLA Bylaws, Chapter 16B: http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=61066 .

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***OLA Annual Awards Banquet
Come to Celebrate!!                                    

It was decided with Public Library Association national annual conference being held in Portland in March 2010 that OLA would not have their annual conference this year.  Instead we would like to invite you to meet your friends and co-workers for a night of fun at the Oregon Library Association Annual Awards Banquet!

OLA thanks our sole corporate sponsor for the banquet, Gale/Cengage Learning!  Gale/Cengage Learning’s underwriting of the March 24, 2010 banquet will assist OLA with managing the financial impact of the Public Library Association’s National Conference being held in Portland. The public, academic, K-12, consortia, and marketing divisions of Gale/Cengage pooled their charitable resources to make this commitment. Gale/Cengage Learning’s support is much appreciated!

When: Wednesday March 24, 6pm, 
Where: Kell’s Irish Restaurant, 112 Southwest 2nd Avenue Portland
Max station is close, parking lot across the street

6:00- No-host bar with live Irish Music
6:30 Buffet featuring Irish dishes!
7:00 Program featuring the Library Awards!
Door prizes too!

Tickets $30.00- purchase on the OLA website www.olaweb.org 
For more information contact: Sara Charlton, OLA Conference Chair: scharlton@beachbooks.org

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***OLA MLIS Scholarship Applications due March 1
The Oregon Library Association offers financial assistance for eligible Oregon residents enrolled or planning to enroll in ALA-accredited masters’ degree programs in library and information science.  The deadline for submitting applications for the 2010- 2011 academic year is March 1, 2010.  To apply, go to the scholarships catalog of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission at www.getcollegefunds.org and find OLA’s scholarship program by searching for program 471.

If you miss this year’s deadline, be sure to check the OSAC scholarship catalog next October, when OLA’s scholarship applilcation process re-opens.  Scholarship awards decisions are made annually in June.

The Oregon library Association’s MLIS Scholarship Program is supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library, and through the generosity of OLA members who have donated to the scholarship fund. OLA members are encouraged to make donations to support this OLA initiative by using the MLIS Scholarship Contribution Form at www.olaweb.org in the Membership section.

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***SSD Executive Board Videoconference Meeting
The OLA Support Staff Division will meet Friday, February 19 from 11:00 to 2:00.  This will be a videoconference meeting held in Willamette Seminar Room East at the Valley Library on the OSU campus in Corvallis, and in Education 24 on the Hatfield Marine Science Center campus in Newport.  Interested SSD members are invited to drop in at either meeting place.  If you’ve ever been curious about what SSD does behind the scene, please check us out.  Noon-hour drop-ins are particularly welcome.

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***Children’s Services Division Spring Workshop
Just a reminder, please sign up soon for the CSD Spring Workshop!  Deadline to register is February 24th.

The Children’s Services Division 2010 Spring Workshop will be held on Friday, March 5th from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at the Albany Public Library. This year’s morning sessions will be presented by celebrated author Virginia Euwer Wolff and co-presenter Jim Tindall. They will be exploring the topics of “How to host an author or illustrator at your library” and “How to present a reader’s theater” based on Virginia’s book, “Bat 6″, one of the Oregon Reads books of 2009.

This is also your chance to share your creative ideas for programs, activities, crafts, and more – inspired by this year’s “Make a Splash-Read” and “Make Waves at your library” summer reading themes.

At lunchtime, we will be presenting the Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award to a “librarian, author, or educator who has made a significant contribution in the areas of literature and/or library service for the benefit of the children of Oregon”.

Registration is $20 which includes a catered lunch. The registration deadline is February 24th. The registration form will be available online at the OLA CSD website: https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=71748.  

 If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Esther Moberg, CSD Summer Reading Chair, at esther_creslib@centurytel.net or (541)895-3053.

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***OLA Guidelines on Identify Theft
No, these are not a how-to to steal identities, but rather OLA’s guidelines for protecting the personal data you collect, use and store at your library. These complement ones on patron privacy that have been well covered by ALA.  However, we found little information available for libraries needing to comply with federal and state mandates stating that libraries have reasonable safeguards to ensure the safety of personal information. Many libraries will be included in the plans developed by their city, university or county. Others such as independent library districts need to address the issue independently. Even if covered by a larger entity, libraries have some unique issues and concerns with personal information. Consequently, the OLA Development and Legislation Committee compiled guidelines that are available on the Committee’s web site – http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=100902.

We would be happy to link to other model policies and include more scenarios that people have found informative.  If you have comments, questions or suggestions, please contact Janet Webster (janet.webster@oregonstate.edu), the Committee chair.  

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***Feed Yourself with the ACRL Oregon Blog
The ACRL Oregon/OLA Academic Division encourages anyone interested in Oregon academic libraries to add our blog to your feed readers. Launched last November, it is gathering steam and our hope is that it will grow into a dynamic venue for members to share, learn, and communicate.

The blog is located at http://acrloregon.org and the ACRL Oregon President has just posted a brief report from the Chapters Council meeting at ALA Midwinter. We’ve also added the Northwest Central feed for academic events and resources to the right-hand column, so you can conveniently discover them while visiting the blog.

The blog posters are liaisons from academic libraries around the state, but anyone can comment on posts. We are still looking for liaisons to some institutions. Contact Diane Sotak (sotak@up.edu) if you are interested in being a liaison and providing news from your library (new hires, retirements, publications, programs, or any ideas or questions to pose to blog readers).

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February 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 3) – Happenings

***Beaverton City Library Wins Award for Human Rights
Librarians for Human rights, http://justicelibraries.blogspot.com/, has honored Beaverton City Library with its organizational award. The library was recognized as “a warm welcoming place for all people” and was also cited for its sponsorship of events celebrating various cultures.

Librarians for Human Rights was established in 2005 to recognize the work librarians do to sustain, support and defend Human Rights. “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”…Universal Declaration of Human Rights–December 10, 1948.

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February 1, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 2) – President’s Message

The latest issue of College and Research News features a quote by G.B. Stern which states, “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”  What a profound statement and how timely.  OLA’s Honors, Awards and Scholarships Committee recently announced that it is accepting applications for several awards that will be presented at the annual OLA Banquet on March 24 at Kell’s Irish Restaurant.  Please take a moment and think about who you know that might be deserving of one of these awards.  It doesn’t take long to write a letter of recommendation.  If you’d like to know more check out this page for specifics:  http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=58280&orgId=ola.  Please send nominating letters and supporting letters by Friday, February 19, 2010, to Faye A. Chadwell, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Management, 121 The Valley Library, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3453 or faye.chadwell@oregonstate.edu. If you have questions, call Faye at 541-737-8528.  Thank you!

-Connie Anderson-Cohoon
OLA President
anderson@sou.edu

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February 1, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 2) – News

Call for OLA Award Nominations / OLE Award / OLA Awards Banquet

***Call for OLA Annual Award Nominations
OLA’s Honors & Awards Committee seeks nominations for the following four awards. Nomination letters (with no more than six letters of support) will be due in 2010.  Nominations are due Friday, February 19, 2010. These awards will be presented to recipients at the 2010 OLA Banquet & Annual Meeting on March 24 at Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub in Portland, Oregon.

Tell us about those talented, dedicated individuals whose commitment to excellent library service has made a difference. Nominate them for one of OLA’s special awards: 

  • OLA Distinguished Service Award
  • Oregon Librarian of the Year
  • Library Employee of the Year
  • Library Supporter of the Year

Be sure to read the awards guidelines and let me know if you have questions.  Take a look at http://web.memberclicks.com/mc/page.do?sitePageId=66151

 1.Oregon Librarian of the Year may be awarded to any Oregon librarian who has been working in an Oregon Library for at least two years in a paid professional position.  The nominee must demonstrate excellence in library service in his or her community and to Oregon libraries.  The nominee must be a member of the association.

 2.Oregon Library Employee of the Year may be awarded to any Oregon library staff member who has worked in an Oregon library for at least two years as a paid staff member and demonstrated excellence in library service in his or her community.

 3.Oregon Library Supporter of the Year may be awarded to any volunteer, volunteer group, library Friend, board member, government official, or other individual who is not a paid library staff member and who has demonstrated excellence in supporting and promoting Oregon libraries.

4.Oregon Library Association Distinguished Service Award may be awarded to any Oregon librarian or library staff member, who has been in the profession for 15 or more years, has worked in Oregon libraries for at least ten years, and is currently a member of OLA, for exceptional service over a period of years.

Your letter of nomination should include the following information, if pertinent, and be as informational as possible:

  • Provide nominee’s current position
  • Past positions held and summary of major accomplishments
  • OLA activities: committee appointments, etc.
  • Brief description of other noteworthy accomplishments
  • Your name and how you can be reached if the committee has questions

Please send nominating letters and supporting letters by Friday, February 19, 2010, to Faye A. Chadwell, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Management, 121 The Valley Library, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3453 or faye.chadwell@oregonstate.edu. If you have questions, call me at 541-737-8528.

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***2010 PLD OLÉ Award
Do you know a fellow public library employee who has demonstrated exceptional effort and excellence in public library service this past year?  Do you know someone who took the bull by the horns and got the job done?  Do you know someone who has made significant achievements with little formal recognition?

Please help us recognize this person with the OLÉ award. Please provide a brief bio of the nominee with their significant and concrete achievements over the past year. Nominations will be reviewed by the PLD board and the award will be presented at the OLA annual meeting and banquet on March 24, 2010. We can provide a small stipend to help defray the recipient’s cost of attending the banquet.

OLÉ Award Application
Deadline for submissions: Feb 19th, 2010

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks!

Todd Dunkelberg, PLD Board Chair
Deschutes Public Library
toddd@dpls.us

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***OLA Annual Awards Banquet
Come to Celebrate!!                                    

It was decided with Public Library Association national annual conference being held in Portland in March 2010 that OLA would not have their annual conference this year.  Instead we would like to invite you to meet your friends and co-workers for a night of fun at the Oregon Library Association Annual Awards Banquet!

When: Wednesday March 24, 6pm
Where: Kell’s Irish Restaurant, 112 Southwest 2nd Avenue Portland
Max station is close, parking lot across the street

6:00- No-host bar with live Irish Music
6:30 Buffet featuring Irish dishes!
7:00 Program featuring the Library Awards!
Door prizes too!

Tickets $30.00- purchase on the OLA website www.olaweb.org 
For more information contact: Sara Charlton, OLA Conference Chair: scharlton@beachbooks.org

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February 1, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 2) – Happenings

ACLU Dinner / Acquisitions Institute / Innovations in Reading Prize / Eugene PL Honored by Mayor / Astoria PL’s Birthday / Driftwood PL Dedication

***ACLU Foundation of Oregon Dinner
Following in the tradition of honoring those who reflect the mission of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Foundation will honor two individuals for their commitment to civil liberties.  One of the honorees is OLA’s own Candace Morgan, a retired librarian, who will receive the E. B. MacNaughton Civil Liberties Award for her lifelong commitment to intellectual freedom and the freedom to read.  Congratulations!

The ACLU Foundation of Oregon Liberty Dinner is set for the evening of Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Portland Hilton and Executive Tower.  Humorist Kate Clinton will serve as featured speaker.  To purchase tickets, visit the website at www.aclu-or.org/LibertyDinner or contact James Phelps at 503-552-2101.

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***Acquisitions Institute
Registration is now being accepted for the 10th Annual Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge. Come join us for this three-day conference in a gorgeous Northwestern setting. The Institute offers a small, informal, and stimulating forum for discussing the methods and madness of building and managing library collections.

This year’s keynote speaker is Katina Strauch, head of Collection Development at the College of Charleston (SC) Libraries.  Katina is also the editor of Against the Grain and founder of the Charleston Conference:  Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, which just completed its 30th occurrence.  Complementing Strauch’s keynote are more than a dozen sessions focused on acquiring e-books, managing serials renewals and cancellations, use of Web 2.0 technology for collection services, and other issues in acquisitions and collection development.  A preliminary program is available at: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/ec/aitl/2010TimberlinePreliminary.docx

This year’s conference will be held May 15-18, 2010, on the grounds of Timberline Lodge,  http://www.timberlinelodge.com/visit/ . Timberline Lodge is located one hour east of Portland, Oregon, on the slope of Mount Hood. The registration form is available at http://libweb.uoregon.edu/ec/aitl/2010registrationForm.pdf.  

Your registration includes all conference expenses including opening reception, refreshments during breaks, and all meals from dinner Saturday through breakfast Tuesday.  Please also fill in your room request.  The cost will depend on the type of room you reserve and sharing your lodging with another or not.  We forward your request to Timberline Lodge and they will use your credit card information to secure the first night’s stay. 

Regular registration is open until mid April.  If there is still space available, late registration will continue until May 1, two weeks before the Institute.  Please note:  Timberline Lodge will only hold rooms for us until April 15.  After that the rooms will be released to the general public, so there may not be a room for you at the lodge if you register after April 15.

The conference website at http://libweb.uoregon.edu/events/aitl/ provides additional information on the preliminary program, FAQ, and rates.  For more information, contact Scott Smith, scott.alan.smith@comcast.net.

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***Innovations in Reading Prize
Each year, the National Book Foundation awards a number of prizes of up to $2,500 each to individuals and institutions–or partnerships between the two–that have developed innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading.

The Foundation’s first year of offering the Innovations in Reading Prize (IRP) saw 150 applications from 30 states. Applications fell into the following categories:

  • Education & Community Outreach
  • Tools & Technology
  • Schools & School Libraries
  • Public & University Libraries
  • Literary Magazines & Publishers
  • Book Clubs, Reading Series & Performance Individuals

A selection process was created based on the following criteria: level of innovation, impact and need, with innovation always carrying the most weight. Impact and need came into play only in cases where two programs were judged to be equally innovative. “Innovation” was not limited to meaning only technologically innovative. In some cases, innovation meant identifying a need in the community and developing a program to address that need in a simple and effective way. In all cases, selections were made to reward programs that create and sustain a lifelong love of reading.

Application Process
The complete application process is available in the Application Form (PDF).
Complete the nomination section for the application and email it as an attachment to kmcdonough@nationalbook.org.
Reference letters can also be emailed as attachments to kmcdonough@nationalbook.org.

 The IRP is sponsored by a generous grant from the Ford Foundation.

Questions? Contact the Foundation at 212.685.0261.

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***Eugene Public Library Youth Services Staff Honored by Mayor
At her State of the City Address on January 5, City of Eugene Mayor Piercy recognized the Library’s Youth Services staff with one of three 2010 Mayor’s Employee Team Recognition Awards. Honored employees are: Youth Services Manager Mary Ginnane, Debra Bogart, Jeff Defty, Traci Glass, Michele Green, Anne Miller, Hadley Brown, Jay Cooper, Barbara DeRobertis, Cara Haakanson, Vicki Morgan, Cynthia Olsen, Patricia Prisbrey, and Claire Ribaud.

The mayor noted that the 2009 Summer Reading programs for kids and teens “saw a 45% increase in participation with over 7,350 young people spending their time immersed in books and programs.” She tied the YS staff’s daily work with the long-term, overarching goal of increasing literacy, stating “Literacy rates are essential to a community’s public safety and an individual’s ability to prosper. Every time we read to young people and help them to access tools to learn this fundamental skill, we help to improve the future of our community.” She congratulated the team for playing “an important role in unlocking the creativity of the next generation and assuring our community members can reach their full potential.”

Congratulations!

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***Astoria Public Library’s Birthday Party
The Astoria Public Library, the second oldest library in the state of Oregon, is celebrating its 118th Birthday.  We hope you can join us on Saturday, February 6, between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.  If you cannot join us in person, please send an email, note or birthday card with your favorite memory of either the Astoria Library or a library that has special meaning for you. 

We are sharing our Birthday this year with Tongue Point Job Corps Center, which will be 45 years old on February 2.  Students of the Tongue Point Culinary Arts program are creating cupcakes as a delicious Birthday present for the Astoria Library community. 

Music by Dave Drury begins at 1:00 pm and entertainment by the Slightly Illusional performer at 2:00 pm will provide lots of fun and laughter for families and children.

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***Driftwood Public Library Dedication
Driftwood Public Library will formally dedicate its renovated facility at 2 pm on Saturday, February 6. The public is cordially invited to attend. The Dedication Ceremony will be held in the Distad Reading Room. State Librarian Jim Scheppke and Mayor Lori Hollingsworth will formally address those gathered. Following the ceremony, the public is invited to explore the expanded library spaces, especially the new Children’s Room and the new Community Room. The library renovation is a LEEDS sustainability project of the City of Lincoln City.

Two programs will take place at 3:30 pm. Author Anne Lindsay will speak on her work photographing redheads; her program is jointly sponsored with the Visitors and Convention Bureau as part of Antique Week 2010. The string orchestra, Coin of the Realm, will perform in the Distad Reading Room. Both programs are free and open to all.

For further information, please contact Sue Jenkins at suej@lincolncity.org or 541-996-1251. Driftwood Public Library is located on the second floor of the Lincoln City of Lincoln City Civic Center at 801 SW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. Parking is available in the garage directly under the library or in the parking lot outside the garage.

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