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March 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 5) – President’s Message

***President’s Message
I am pleased to report that the OLA Executive Board has unanimously voted to endorse Molly Raphael for ALA President.  It is wonderful to have a local candidate of Molly’s caliber and I hope that you will join me in supporting her candidacy.  Molly will be speaking at the OLA Banquet on March 24 at Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub.  It promises to be a fun filled evening.  I hope to see all of you there.

 Let me know if you have any questions, 
Connie Anderson-Cohoon
anderson@sou.edu

March 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

March 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 5) – News

OLA Endorses Molly Raphael for ALA PresidentPetition Candidates for OLA / OLA Awards Banquet / ACRL-Or Nominations / PLD Mentors Needed / CSD’s Lampman Award Announced

***OLA Endorses Molly Raphael for ALA President
On March 15, ALA will begin distributing an email message to all ALA Members regarding the upcoming election.  Ballots will then start arriving on March 16 and must be submitted by April 23.  As stated in Connie Anderson-Cohoon’s Presdident’s Message, OLA officially endorses Molly Raphael for ALA President.  Molly is recently retired after six years as the Director of Libraries at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon. 

Some of the reasons you should vote for Molly Raphael are her broad and deep knowledge of ALA and her experience in its governance at all levels; her long record of demonstrated leadership ability and experience; her extensive experience in working with government officials at the local, state and federal levels; her extensive experience with working with the media, both on and off the record; her long record of promoting ALA’s core values (open access, intellectual freedom, and privacy) on the frontlines and through ALA; her championed diversity (in hiring, programming and outreach to underserved) and she received the Arthur Fleming Civil Rights Award; and she has built collaboratives across all types of libraries and community organizations. 

Molly Raphael has truly walked the walk and will make an ideal ALA President.  Please take the time to visit her website at http://mollyraphael.org as you seek to make an informed choice.  There you will find complete details about her platform as well as her career experience and ALA service.  You can also read endorsements of Molly’s candidacy from many professional colleagues, including several recent ALA Past Presidents from all types of libraries.

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***Petition Candidates for OLA
Candidates for OLA offices may be nominated by petition. Each petition must include the names of not less than 25 active members and the acceptance of the nomination in writing by the candidate. A nomination by petition shall be submitted to the Nominations Committee Chairperson (Mary Ginnane, OLA Past President) either before the Annual Meeting or at the First Session of the Annual Meeting. This year the OLA Annual Meeting will be the Awards Banquet at Kells Restaurant on March 24, 2010. Candidates nominated by petition shall be included on the ballot submitted to the membership. Officer positions being voted on in 2010 include the Vice-President/President Elect, Secretary, and the American Library Association representative.

Submitted by Mary Ginnane, mjginnane@comcast.net

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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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***ACRL-Oregon Nominations
The spring ACRL-OR Board elections are approaching – have you ever considered making your mark on academic librarianship in Oregon? Now is the perfect opportunity to throw your hat in the ring for the upcoming elections! We are seeking candidates for Vice President/President Elect and two Members-at-Large positions.

Interested but not sure what you are getting yourself into? Contact our current Board members or read our new Board position descriptions to get all the information you need.

To nominate yourself, please contact Garrett Trott (grtott@corban.edu), Past President/Nominations Committee.

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***PLD Mentors Needed
Now is your chance to share your experience with a fellow librarian.   PLD is looking for mentors to connect with the Oregon librarians who received HOLA grants to attend the PLA conference. 

Most of these HOLA librarians have never been to a conference, let alone a big national conference and some have never been to Portland!  It doesn’t take much, a phone call or e-mail or two and meeting up at the conference to connect.  It won’t interfere with your own conference attendance but it will sure make the conference a better experience for others.    Many of you may remember someone who gave you some advice about attending PLA or ALA, now’s your chance to pay that forward. 

Please e-mail Leah Griffith ASAP so she can put you in contact with a librarian who will very much appreciate your advice and help as they navigate their biggest professional activity ever.     Thanks in advance for your help. 

Leah Griffith: leah.griffith@newbergoregon.gov

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***CSD’s Lampman Award Goes to Roland Smith
It is my pleasure to announce author Roland Smith as the 2010 Evelyn Sibley Lampman award winner.  Below is the press release that announced the award.

I would like to thank the following individuals for their fabulous work on this year’s Lampman Committee:  Ann Dondero, Barbara Thompson, BJ Toewe, Deeda Chamberlain, Ellen Fader, Esther Moberg, Jane Corry, Korie Jones-Buerkle, and Nancy Peate.

-Stephanie Lind
Lampman Award Committee Chair

Press Release
Internationally renowned author Roland Smith is the recipient of the 2010 Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award given annually by the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association.

The award was presented at a special Oregon Library Association Children’s Services Division meeting on Friday, March 5. The Lampman Award is Oregon’s most notable and prestigious award for library service to children and is given to a living Oregon author, librarian, or educator who has made a significant contribution to Oregon in the fields of children’s literature and library services.

Smith’s books have received many literary awards and are frequently included on prominent readers’ choice lists.  His work has been recognized on state and national levels for its engaging qualities. In 2009 I.Q. Book One: Independence Hall won the Oregon Book Award’s Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature (http://www.literary-arts.org/index.php?article=883). I.Q. also won the 2009 National Parenting Publications Award.  His other recognitions include the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (http://www.rolandsmith.com/awards.php).

His stories have drawn many readers, reluctant and otherwise, over the years. His fast-paced adventures swiftly engage middle readers and keep them reading. His stories such as Sasquatch and The Captain’s Dog, with an Oregon connection, entreat young Oregonians to see the world around them with new eyes.   

Roland has visited thousands of schools all over the world.  Interacting with children and teens is an obvious priority with Roland Smith. His keen interest in what the kids have to say is evident to the youth, and empowering to them in their writing and reading. His friendly interactions with youth show his respect for his audience, as do his works of fiction, picture books and informational titles. Roland Smith is a talented Oregonian who has kindled a love of reading in many young Oregonians and inspires young writers to continue working toward their dreams.

http://www.rolandsmith.com

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March 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 5) – Happenings

Upcoming ACRL Webinars / Basic Cataloging Workshop / Digital Preservation Workshop / Oregon Information Literacy Summit / 2015 ACRL Conference in Portland / Portland Downtown Librarians’ Meeting

***Upcoming ACRL Webinars
ACRL National is offering the following upcoming webinars for continuing education. For more information on these and other e-learning opportunities for academic librarians please see:

Superpower your Browser: Open Source Research Tools – March 23, 2010
This webcast will examine the two powerful browser tools LibX and Zotero, as well as others. By using free, open source tools, libraries can offer assistance and resources with little cost and foster skills that patrons can use throughout life, regardless of location.
Presenter: Jason Puckett, Librarian for Communication and Instruction Librarian for User Education Technologies, Georgia State University Library

 Visualizing Data – March 30, 2010
Data visualization is fast becoming a premier tool for understanding data across information industries. The field of library and information science is no exception. Why visualize? Data visualizations make complex data easier to understand and bring forward concepts that otherwise might not emerge.
Presenters: Lisa Kurt, Head, E-Resources and Serials, University of Nevada Reno; Will Kurt, Applications Development Librarian, University of Nevada Reno

Creating iGoogle Gadgets for your Library Users – April 6, 2010
Learn how to populate basic, pre-programmed, ready-to-use gadgets with your library’s content and take a look at an iGoogle page that contains a wide range of gadgetry including tabbed gateway searching of catalogs and databases, flash-animated library subject maps, a YouTube channel of library videos, Flickr slideshows of rare photographs from special collections, a search box for local electronic theses and dissertations, a gadget of highlights and links to blogs, and a gadget for communicating with reference librarians–all on one webpage.
Presenters: Jason Clark and Tim Donahue, Montana State University

Getting Started with the Mobile Web – April 15, 2010
More and more studies are showing that the trend towards usage of mobile devices has moved beyond early adopters into the mainstream. Are you interested in launching a mobile-optimized website for your library, but not quite sure where to begin? Constrained budgets don’t have to limit an institution’s ability to remain flexible and dynamic in the face of the constantly moving target of emerging technologies. Participants will benefit from this timely snapshot of what is rapidly becoming an essential venue for library access.
Presenters: Courtney Greene, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian, DePaul University; Missy Roser, Reference & Instruction Librarian, DePaul University; Beth Ruane, Outreach & Reference Services Librarian, DePaul University

Influencing without Authority – April 28, 2010
Regardless of what position you hold, much of your success in the library profession will depend on your ability to enlist the support of others. How can you influence people even when you don’t have (or don’t want to rely on) formal authority?
Presenter: Melanie Hawks, Learning and Development Coordinator, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

All webcasts will be held at 11 a.m. Pacific, 12:00 p.m. Mountain, 1:00 p.m. Central, 2:00 p.m. Eastern, and are 90 minutes in length.  Complete details and registration materials are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/index.cfm.  Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org, or call 312-280-2522.

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***Basic Cataloging Workshop
Basic Subject Cataloging Using LCSH
May 13-14 8:30-5:00, Eugene Public Library

This two-day workshop is designed to give attendees a solid foundation in the principles and practices of subject cataloging using LCSH, an introduction to the most important tools, and practice in formulating heading strings using subdivisions. It will be useful for those who are new to subject cataloging with LCSH but who have some basic knowledge of cataloging and the MARC formats. While not designed to cover advanced or specialized topics, the course will also be a useful review for experienced catalogers, especially those who supervise or train other catalogers. Some familiarity with MARC is helpful.

Trainers:
Adam Schiff, Principal Cataloger, University of Washington
Lori Robare, Assistant Head, Metadata Services and Digital Projects, University of Oregon

The workshop will be held May 13-14, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, at the Eugene Public Library in downtown Eugene.

Registration:
Cost of the two day workshop is:
Early Registration (February – April 15) $60
Registration (April 16 – May 10)      $80
This includes the workshop manual (lunch is on your own, a list of nearby places will be provided with registration confirmation)
 Registration is limited to 25 attendees.

To reserve your space, please email olatsrt@gmail.com, with your name, institution, address, email and phone number, then send payment to the address below.  Registration is not final until payment has been received.   

Please make check or money order for your registration payable to OLA TSRT and mail to: 
Tiff Thornton
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299

Confirmation of registration will be sent upon receipt of payment.   Directions, parking, food and lodging information will be included with your confirmation.   For more information, contact Megan Dazey at olatsrt@gmail.com

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***Digital Preservation Workshop
Registration is now open for Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives!

BCR, LYRASIS and OCLC are proud to present a new workshop, Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives, designed to help digital collaboratives with existing digital collections develop and implement a long-term preservation option.  The workshop, designed for multiple representatives from a collaborative, will provide the information and tools the collaborative needs to develop a long-term preservation plan that will work for its unique collections and organizations.

Register now for the April workshop: http://www.bcr.org/training/workshops/register.html

April 13, 14 and 16 from 1-3pm ET:  Three webinars will address the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Digital Preservation Landscape 
  • Digital Preservation Standards
  • Sustaining the Digital Investment: Developing a Digital Preservation Program
  • Developing Preservation Policies for Collaboratives

April 28-29 at LYRASIS – Philadelphia:  Two full-day sessions will address the following topics:

  • Elements of TRAC
  • Using TRAC in Planning and Assessment
  • Technology and Technical Infrastructure

Faculty and program staff will host monthly follow-up activities, including webinars, to assist collaboratives in completing their preservation plans.

The workshop will be taught by a faculty of digital preservation experts:

  • Liz Bishoff, Director of Digital & Preservation Services, BCR
  • Priscilla Caplan, Assistant Director for Digital Library Services, Florida Center for Library Automation
  • Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for New Initiatives, LYRASIS
  • Robin Dale, Director of Digital Services, LYRASIS
  • Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute and Program Manager, MetaArchive Cooperative

Cost is $150 per individual registration and $125 per member of a registered collaborative team.
For more information, please visit: http://www.bcr.org/dps/training/neh-dpdc.html
Questions? Contact Holly South: hsouth@bcr.org
Partial funding for this workshop is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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***Oregon Information Literacy Summit
The 4th Annual Oregon Information Literacy Summit will take place on Saturday, April 3 at Linn Benton Community College.  Attendance is capped at 80, so don’t delay – complete your registration today!  Point your browser to:  http://ilago.wordpress.com/oregon-il-summit/

Join colleagues from across Oregon’s colleges, universities and K-12 schools for a day focused on The C’s of Change:  Curriculum, Courage, and Collaboration.

Keynote speakers are Dr. John Bean and Lynn Deeken of Seattle University with “Creating Students as Expert Insiders:  Using Backward Design and Library/Faculty Partnerships to Teach Disciplinary Writing and Research.”

Registration is only $25 ($20 students).  We look forward to seeing you all!

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***National ACRL Conference to be Held in Portland in 2015
Just in from the ACRL-Oregon blog:
Careful readers of the March issue of C&RL News will note that the ACRL Board of Directors has approved Portland as the official location of the ACRL 2015 National Conference, pending receipt of all letters of support.  The dates are March 25-28, 2015.  Exciting news!

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***Portland Downtown Librarians Meeting
This month’s Downtown Librarians’ brown bag lunch will be hosted by Lenora Oftedahl at the StreamNet Regional library. We’ll meet on Wednesday, March 17, from noon until 1. The library’s address is: 729 NE Oregon St, Ste 190. There closest MAX stop is NE 7th St. (Map: http://www.fishlib.org/library/access.htm#map) Head south through the small courtyard and veer to the right after exiting the courtyard. Go all the way down the hall to the front lobby.

The mission of The StreamNet Library is to serve “the scientific community of the Pacific Northwest and those working in cooperation with the region’s fish and wildlife recovery efforts, who are not otherwise served by a specialized library. We also serve the General Public who are interested in the issues surrounding the Columbia Basin and Salmon Recovery Efforts.”

Next month, Nancy Thurston will host the Downtown Librarians meeting at the Art Institute of Portland.

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March 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 5) – People

***New Director of the Scappoose Public Library
Dan White is the new Director of the Scappoose Public Library.  He succeeds Jim Wilson who retired last November.  

White brings a wide variety of library experience and a solid history of building positive relationships with community and staff.  

Most recently he was the Teen Services Librarian for the Salem Public Library.  Prior positions include 15 years as a children’s librarian and 5 years as an adult services librarian with the Douglas County Library System in Roseburg, Oregon. He began his career in libraries as a page with the Multnomah County Library.

White has extensive experience in programming, outreach, and building partnerships with community organizations.  He has been active for a number of years in a variety of professional and community organizations, including the Oregon Library Association, where he was a past chair of the Children’s Services Division. 

White holds a Master’s of Librarianship degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in History from Reed College.

He is a native Oregonian – growing up in Portland – with family ties to in the Portland and Scappoose area.   His first day in his new position was Monday, February 15.

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March 1, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 4) – President’s Message

***President’s Message
Our program at the OLA Banquet on March 24 will include a short business meeting with a vote on proposed bylaws changes to Chapter 2 and 3.  These have to do with PNLA and the Scholarship Advisory Committee.  The meeting is open and free to all OLA members.  Please take a few minutes to read the proposed changes that will be sent directly to you.  The evening won’t be all business by any means.  We will have some great Irish music, awards, conversation and good food.  I hope to see all of you there!

Connie Anderson-Cohoon
anderson@sou.edu

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March 1, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 4) – News

Call for OLA Award Nominations / 2010 PLD OLE Award / OYAN’s 2010 OYEA! Award / OLA Annual Awards Banquet / OLA Outreach Roundtable: Save the Date / ACRL-Oregon Nominations

***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 Outreach Round Table: Save the Date!
The OLA Outreach Round Table is scheduled to meet May 7, 2010 at Salem Public Library. Save the date and contact ORT Chair, Cynthia Peterson for the agenda. cynthiap@wccls.org

The ORT provides a framework for information sharing, continuing education and moral support for library workers currently providing outreach services; and to offer opportunities for networking and encouragement to libraries wishing to expand or develop library outreach services. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to library service to people of all ages who can no longer use a library facility due to either a physical or mental impairment, people who live in rural or remote area without a library, non-English speakers, the incarcerated, the homeless, and low-literacy adults.

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***ACRL-Oregon Nominations

The spring ACRL-OR Board elections are approaching – have you ever considered making your mark on academic librarianship in Oregon? Now is the perfect opportunity to throw your hat in the ring for the upcoming elections! We are seeking candidates for Vice President/President Elect and two Members-at-Large positions.

Interested but not sure what you are getting yourself into? Contact our current Board members or read our new Board position descriptions to get all the information you need.

To nominate yourself, please contact Garrett Trott (grtott@corban.edu) , Past President/Nominations Committee.

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March 1, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 4) – Happenings

ACRL Webinar Series / Basic Cataloging Workshop / Digital Preservation Workshop

***ACRL Webinar Series: Strengthening Programs through Collaboration
Overview
This 8-part webinar series will assist libraries in taking their scholarly communication programs to the next level. Featured guest speakers will provide practical perspectives on emerging areas in scholarly communication. Throughout the series, participants will have opportunities to build and develop a network of colleagues and to review how local successes and activities can build towards a comprehensive program plan. Online curriculum coordinators for the series are Julie Garrison and Heather Morrison.

Audience
The series is designed to cover a broad range of topics geared toward graduates of the popular ARL-ACRL Scholarly Communication Institute, the ACRL “Scholarly Communication 101: Starting With the Basics” workshops, as well as others with responsibilities in the area of scholarly communication. Specific webinars may also appeal to a broader audience of librarians who feel they need to be better informed of scholarly communication issues. Organizations are welcome to participate as a group, or librarians can participate individually.

Format
Each webinar will be one hour in length, followed by an optional half-hour online breakout discussion session. Sessions will take place in an interactive, online classroom environment. They will be recorded and made available to registrants as an archive, so if you sign up for the full series but cannot attend a particular session, there will be an opportunity to catch up later.

Optional pre-work assignments will be available in advance to enrich the experience or to provide the necessary background to bring participants up to speed in advance of the sessions. Libraries may wish to collaborate on pre-work assignments with neighboring libraries (or more distant libraries virtually). A list of registrants will be available in advance to facilitate coordination of such collaboration.

Timing
The series will begin in March 2010 and conclude in November with one webinar per month, except for August.

Registration
Participants can choose to register for the whole series for a $325 fee, or for individual sessions for a fee of $50 each. Believing that it is crucial for libraries to sustain commitment to building scholarly communication programs, the sponsors of the institute are underwriting the costs to bring this webinar series to you at a greatly reduced price. We are pleased to offer this opportunity to engage virtually as we know that your professional development dollars are limited.

Webinars take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user login. If you wish to participate as a group, your institution could project the webinar to participants in the same location. However, one person must register, login, and keyboard during the event. Full refunds will be granted up to 14 days prior to the start of each event.

Register online for the entire webcast series, or for individual webcasts as they are announced. (http://www.arl.org/sc/institute/iscwebseries/index.shtml)

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***Basic Cataloging Workshop
Basic Subject Cataloging Using LCSH
May 13-14 8:30-5:00, Eugene Public Library

This two-day workshop is designed to give attendees a solid foundation in the principles and practices of subject cataloging using LCSH, an introduction to the most important tools, and practice in formulating heading strings using subdivisions. It will be useful for those who are new to subject cataloging with LCSH but who have some basic knowledge of cataloging and the MARC formats. While not designed to cover advanced or specialized topics, the course will also be a useful review for experienced catalogers, especially those who supervise or train other catalogers. Some familiarity with MARC is helpful.

Trainers:
Adam Schiff, Principal Cataloger, University of Washington
Lori Robare, Assistant Head, Metadata Services and Digital Projects, University of Oregon

The workshop will be held May 13-14, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, at the Eugene Public Library in downtown Eugene.

Registration:
Cost of the two day workshop is:
Early Registration (February – April 15) $60
Registration (April 16 – May 10)      $80
This includes the workshop manual (lunch is on your own, a list of nearby places will be provided with registration confirmation)
Registration is limited to 25 attendees.

To reserve your space, please email olatsrt@gmail.com, with your name, institution, address, email and phone number, then send payment to the address below.  Registration is not final until payment has been received.   

Please make check or money order for your registration payable to OLA TSRT and mail to: 
Tiff Thornton
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299

Confirmation of registration will be sent upon receipt of payment.   Directions, parking, food and lodging information will be included with your confirmation.   For more information, contact Megan Dazey at olatsrt@gmail.com

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***Digital Preservation Workshop
Registration is now open for Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives!

BCR, LYRASIS and OCLC are proud to present a new workshop, Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives, designed to help digital collaboratives with existing digital collections develop and implement a long-term preservation option.  The workshop, designed for multiple representatives from a collaborative, will provide the information and tools the collaborative needs to develop a long-term preservation plan that will work for its unique collections and organizations.

Register now for the April workshop: http://www.bcr.org/training/workshops/register.html

April 13, 14 and 16 from 1-3pm ET:  Three webinars will address the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Digital Preservation Landscape 
  • Digital Preservation Standards
  • Sustaining the Digital Investment: Developing a Digital Preservation Program
  • Developing Preservation Policies for Collaboratives

April 28-29 at LYRASIS – Philadelphia:  Two full-day sessions will address the following topics:

  • Elements of TRAC
  • Using TRAC in Planning and Assessment
  • Technology and Technical Infrastructure

Faculty and program staff will host monthly follow-up activities, including webinars, to assist collaboratives in completing their preservation plans.

The workshop will be taught by a faculty of digital preservation experts:

  • Liz Bishoff, Director of Digital & Preservation Services, BCR
  • Priscilla Caplan, Assistant Director for Digital Library Services, Florida Center for Library Automation
  • Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for New Initiatives, LYRASIS
  • Robin Dale, Director of Digital Services, LYRASIS
  • Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute and Program Manager, MetaArchive Cooperative

Cost is $150 per individual registration and $125 per member of a registered collaborative team.
For more information, please visit: http://www.bcr.org/dps/training/neh-dpdc.html
Questions? Contact Holly South: hsouth@bcr.org
Partial funding for this workshop is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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