Archive for October, 2010

October 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 18) – News

Librarians in China Blog / OYAN Workshop and Meeting / ACRL-OR/WA Joint Conference / SSD Announces New Leadership

***Follow the Oregon Librarians in China Blog
As part of the Horner Exchange Project, three Oregon librarians are currently traveling to Fujian Province, China, for a three week visit to libraries and cultural centers.  They will be learning about the state of librarianship in public and university libraries as well as giving presentations in their areas of expertise.

If you would like to follow their adventures, Amy Lee (Fort Vancouver Regional Library District), Brandon Barnett (Multnomah County Library) and Nancy Hoover (Marylhurst University) will be blogging about their experiences at http://horner2010.wordpress.com/ beginning on Monday, October 18.

Oregon State Librarian Jim Scheppke is also travelling with the Horner delegates for part of their trip to Fujian Province.

The Horner Library Staff Exchange Project is an exchange of library staff between Fujian Province, China, and Oregon, for the purpose of sharing professional knowledge about library and information science. It was established through a generous gift from the late Dr. Layton Horner to the Oregon State Library, and continues through a partnership between the Oregon State Library and OLA’s International Relations Round Table. Our international partners are the Fujian Provincial Library and the Fujian Library Association. Fujian is Oregon’s sister province in China and the Fujian Provincial Library maintains a sister library relationship with the Oregon State Library.

Richard Sapon-White, Coordinator
2010 Horner Library Staff Exchange Project

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***Oregon Young Adult Network Workshop and Membership Meeting
Geek Out!:  Using Technology with Teens @ Your Library
OYAN Fall Workshop
Friday, October 22, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tualatin Public Library

Your pals at OYAN have created an opportunity for you to touch and talk about technology teens use today and learn how you may use it for programming and reference. You are invited to this FREE workshop that will include a presentation on teens and technology, a technology petting zoo and the chance to share your ideas while getting inspired by your colleges. Join us for this fun, hands-on, multi-media learning experience. If you’d like to join us, please email K’Lyn Hann and let her know you will be there: klyn.hann@newbergoregon.gov

OYAN’s Fall membership meeting will immediately follow the Geek Out! workshop.
Friday, October 22, 1-4 PM
Tualatin Public Library

Come for a workshop and stay for the meeting!  OYAN meetings are lively and fun and not just business!  Share any new books and program ideas with your colleagues.  Learn some new ones.  And help strengthen teen services in libraries.

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***ACRL-OR/WA Joint conference
“If we knew today what we’ll know tomorrow:  Futures thinking for academic libraries”
2010 ACRL Oregon & Washington Joint Fall Conference – October 28-29

As ACRL Oregon celebrates its 35th anniversary, we’ll take the opportunity to look into the future instead of examining the past.  What hopes, expectations, and fears do we have for academic libraries in general and in the region going into the future?  What questions can we ask now that will help us grow into the futures we hope for and avoid the futures we fear?  How can we discuss possible futures in a way that enriches our current practices?  How do those daily practices create the future?  Gather with your colleagues in a beautiful setting and take a break from the present to gaze into our future.

  • Opening keynote speaker: David Silver
    David Silver is an associate professor of media studies at the University of San Francisco where he teaches courses on media history, digital media, and green media. From 1996-2009, Silver directed the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, an entirely online center devoted to the academic study of the internet. Since 2004, Silver has co-directed (with Sarah Washburn) The September Project, a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom in all libraries in all countries throughout the month of September.
  • Closing keynote speaker: Elizabeth Dupuis
    Elizabeth Dupuis is the Associate University Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley focused on advancing the library’s engagement in teaching and learning arenas, and Director of the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, primary libraries for humanities, social sciences, area studies, and undergraduate studies. Over the past 17 years Dupuis has held a variety of positions at UC Berkeley and UT Austin, including project leader for the award-winning educational site TILT, and project director for the Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, a campus-wide initiative involving administrators, faculty, librarians, educational technologists and other pedagogical experts.
  • Invited Speakers:
    • Jamene Brooks-Kieffer is Assistant Professor and Resource Linking Librarian at Kansas State University Libraries where she administers SFX, EZproxy, LibX, and portions of the Libraries’ web site. She blogs about her work with SFX on the K-State Libraries SFX Documentation blog, http://ksulib.typepad.com/sfxdoc
    • Cynthia Fugate is Associate Dean for Research and Instructional Services at the University of Washington Libraries.  Her responsibilities include public service operations and support for research, teaching and learning at a dozen libraries on the Seattle campus and at the Friday Harbor Labs in the San Juan Islands.
    • Victoria Hanawalt is the Norman F. Carrigg College Librarian at Reed College, where she has directed the library since 1987.  She has served on numerous ALA and ACRL national committees and has been active in OCLC governance as an elected delegate and president of Users Council and an elected member of the OCLC Board of Trustees.  Currently she is serving a second term as a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance Board.
    • Faye A. Chadwell was appointed the Interim University Librarian at Oregon State University in October 2010.  Prior to this appointment she was OSU’s Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Management, a position she’d held since August 2007. 
  • Lightning talks:  An excellent roster of lightning talks will be presented.

Registration:
To register visit: https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=85967.  Registration is open through Wednesday, October 20.

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***SSD Announces New Leadership
The results of the last Support Staff Division election are as follows:

Jay Cooper   (Eugene Public Library) — Chair-elect
Margaret Harmon-Myers   (Eugene Public Library) — Archivist
Rea Andrew  (Newberg Public Library)  — Treasurer
Eugene Newbill  (Oregon State Library) — Recorder

Congratulations!

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October 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 18) – Happenings

PCC Hosts Poet Laureate / YALSA’s MAE Award for Programming

***PCC Hosts Poet Laureate
Portland Community College (PCC) Library will host a visit from Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Paulann Peterson, at the Cascade campus on Tuesday, October 19 from 11-1:00 at the Moriarty Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  We hope to see you there.  A printable announcement for the event plus additional information is available from the PCC library website.  http://www.pcc.edu/library

More information about Paulann is available on her website: http://paulann.net .

When Meeting the other 

Given arms, the sun
would choose to grow many.
Having many narrow arms,
the sun would—at each limb’s end—
flare into a palm and fingers,
into the curves made for reaching.

Extremities of flame, of shine.
Hands that carry enough
heat and light to give away.

Be that sun. One small sun.
 
From Kindle, Mountains and Rivers Press, 2008

Return to Top of Happenings***YALSA’s MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks members’ application for the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.  The winner receives $500 and an additional $500 for their library.  The award is open to all personal members of ALA/YALSA who have created an outstanding reading or literature program in the twelve months preceding the award deadline of December 1.

Application forms can be downloaded at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/awardsandgrants/mae.cfm and emailed to Nichole Gilbert at ngilbert@ala.org by December 1.  Winners will be announced after Midwinter 2011. 

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audio books for teens.  For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.

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October 1, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 17) – News

OLA/OASL Merger Update / TSRT MarcEdit Workshop / OYAN Workshop and Meeting / ORCA Logo Winner

***OLA-OASL Merger Update
The OLA-OASL Joint Committee on School-Public Library Cooperation met on Monday, September 13th, and reviewed a draft proposal for merging OASL (Oregon Association of School Libraries) into OLA. A subcommittee of the Joint Committee is researching all aspects of the topic and prepared the proposal to present to the OASL Board and membership at the OASL Conference in October and to the OLA Board in November (tentative). The Joint Committee provided valuable input. If the proposal is still moving forward after the OLA and OASL Boards review the next steps involve communication to the memberships of both organizations, including at the OLA 2011 Annual Conference, OASL spring regional conferences, and the OASL 2011 Annual Conference.

This article is part of the communications plan about the activities taking place. Votes of the membership of both organizations will be needed to finalize a merger.

If you have concerns, questions or input please contact any member of the Joint Committee on School-Public Library Cooperation: OLA members Ian Duncanson, Chair, Bob Schroeder, Lee Catalano, Mary Ginnane; OASL members Ruth Murray, Susan Stone, Carol Dinges, Merrie Olsen; State Library representatives Jim Scheppke, Katie Anderson, Jen Maurer.

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***Tech Services Workshop on MarcEdit
MarcEdit is a widely used and freely downloadable software suite designed to facilitate the batch processing of records. The software may be used in a variety of scenarios including editing and customization of vendor records, database maintenance, and batch editing of metadata in MARC and XML formats. MarcEdit is a valuable tool for libraries of all sizes and missions to manage ever increasing amounts of metadata from multiple sources.

Terry Reese will provide an introduction to the software as well as covering more advanced functionality including processing XML metadata and using MarcEdit’s built-in OAI harvester to generate MARC records from OAI repositories (as housed in DSpace or CONTENTdm).

Details:
November 8, 2010
9:00am-4:30pm
White Stag Building
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR  97209
http://pdx.uoregon.edu/index.php?p=about

$35 for OLA/TSRT members
$45 for all others
Lunch is included in the registration fee.
Registration will open via the OLA website Oct. 5, 2010.

Please join us for this workshop!

Not yet a member of the Tech Services Round Table?  Membership in TSRT is open to all OLA members delivering technical services or interested in such service.  Annual Dues are just $5.

To join OLA or to add TSRT to your membership see the online OLA membership form: https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=11490 and pay by check or credit card.

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***Oregon Young Adult Network Workshop and Membership Meeting
Geek Out!:  Using Technology with Teens @ Your Library
OYAN Fall Workshop
Friday, October 22, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tualatin Public Library

 Your pals at OYAN have created an opportunity for you to touch and talk about technology teens use today and learn how you may use it for programming and reference. You are invited to this FREE workshop that will include a presentation on teens and technology, a technology petting zoo and the chance to share your ideas while getting inspired by your colleges. Join us for this fun, hands-on, multi-media learning experience. If you’d like to join us, please email K’Lyn Hann and let her know you will be there: klyn.hann@newbergoregon.gov

 OYAN’s Fall membership meeting will immediately follow the Geek Out! workshop.
Friday, October 22, 1-4 PM
Tualatin Public Library

Come for a workshop and stay for the meeting!  OYAN meetings are lively and fun and not just business!  Share any new books and program ideas with your colleagues.  Learn some new ones.  And help strengthen teen services in libraries.

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***ORCA Logo Contest Winner

The Oregon Reader’s Choice Award committee of the Oregon Library Association is pleased to announce the winner of its recent statewide Logo Contest (co-sponsored by OYAN)!

 Sarah Gilroy, at 10th grader at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, has designed a bold image that will proudly represent the ORCA for years to come.

The Oregon Reader’s Choice Award was founded in 2010.  The award is intended to be a fun and exciting way for Oregon youth in grades 4-12 to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers.  During the course of the school year, Oregon students choose their favorite book in a real-life democratic process.
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October 1, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 17) – Happenings

Oregon Archives Crawl / Intellectual Freedom Discussion / AASL Workshop / ACRL eLearning / ACRL Immersion Program / Just for Fun

***Oregon Archives Crawl
Everyone is invited to join us for the first annual Oregon Archives Crawl this October in celebration of Oregon Archives Month.  Walk, bike, run, or crawl between four different downtown locations and learn what local archives have to offer researchers, students, genealogists, scholars, homeowners, history buffs, and the curious of any age. We have something for everyone, old and young, native Oregonian and visitor passing through, professional and novice.

Travel at your leisure between the Portland Archives and Records Center, the Portland State University Library, Multnomah County Central Library and the Oregon Historical Society.  At each place you can tour the facilities and participate in activities that bring history to life. The Oregon Historical Society and the Multnomah County Central Library will also be hosting displays by other area archives including the Oregon Jewish Museum, Willamette University, Lewis & Clark College, the Oregon State University, the Mazamas and the Washington County Museum. Each location and participating organization will have family friendly activities throughout the day.

A free Archives Crawl “passport” will be issued to help you navigate the crawl. A fully stamped passport enters you in a raffle drawing at our After Party at the Oregon Historical Society, where there will be light refreshments, live music and a whole lot of fun.

Join us for the first annual Oregon Archives Crawl and become a part of history!

First Annual Oregon Archives Crawl
Saturday, October 2
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public
Starting at any of the following locations: Portland Archives &
Records Center, Portland State University Millar Library, Multnomah
County Central Library or the Oregon Historical Society.

The After Party hosted by the Oregon Historical Society
Saturday, October 2

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public
Enjoy fun, music, and raffle prizes!

For more information, including a complete list of participating organizations: http://pdxarchivists.wordpress.com/
For questions contact Anne LeVant Prahl (curator@ojm.org / 503.226.3600).

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***Intellectual Freedom Discussion
Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom: a discussion.
Led by Candace Morgan, a board member of the Oregon ACLU and member of the board of trustees of the Freedom to Read foundation of the American Library Association.

Monday October 11 at 6:30PM
Midland Regional Library
805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97233
Call Naomi Angier, reference librarian, at 503-988-5735 for more information or email Naomi at naomia@multcolib.org

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***American Association of School Libraries Workshop
AASL’s Fall Forum will be held in Portland, Oregon on November 5-6.  It could not be closer to have a nationally-known Paige Johnson speak to school library personnel about 21st century learning. The topic is, The Essentials for 21st-Century Learning.  Students may be as familiar with modern research tools as their teachers but they still lack the skills necessary to responsibly and effectively navigate the educational environment. In Focus is designed to help school librarians focus learning on the essentials and connect their programs to current educational concepts now at the core of curriculum.

This is a marvelous opportunity as AASL “heads west!”

For further information please see:  www.ala.org/aasl/fallforum.  There is also a team of three rate for $599.

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***ACRL E-Learning Scholarships
ACRL is pleased to announce our new e-Learning scholarship program.  ACRL is funding twenty e-Learning webcast scholarships in order to help librarians, library school students, and staff maximize their professional development dollars during these challenging economic times.

  • Purpose
    To provide opportunities for librarians, library school students or support staff to update their skills and knowledge by participating in an ACRL e-Learning webcast.
  • Award
    Twenty scholarships will be awarded.  Each scholarship covers the cost of the ACRL e-Learning webcast registration fee.

Scholarships can be redeemed for ACRL e-learning webcasts offered between January 1 – August 31, 2011. 

  • Technical Requirements
    A computer with an Internet connection, speaker, and microphone is required to participate in an ACRL webcast.
  • How to Apply
    Applications must be submitted via the scholarship application form  <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N7PTRPJ> .  NOTE: Only electronic submissions will be considered.  The form does not allow submissions to be saved and resumed. Prepare your answers and have your statement of support before starting the online application.  Please double-check all your answers before pushing the ‘submit’ button.
  • Deadline
    The application deadline is October 22, 2010. 
  • Notifications
    Notifications will be issued by early December 2010. 
  • Applicant Criteria
    Scholarship applicants must:
    * be ACRL members
    * complete the scholarship application form  <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N7PTRPJ>
    * submit a brief written statement (approx. 300 words) that describes how participation in an ACRL e-learning webcast meets your professional needs and goals.
  • Selection Criteria
    The ACRL Professional Development Scholarships Committee will review and select scholarship applicants based on their application and response to the written statement.  The committee will strive to achieve both diversity and balance among scholarship recipients and preference will be given to individuals who have not previously been awarded an ACRL scholarship. Individuals may only receive one ACRL scholarship per professional development event.
  • Questions
    Please contact mconahan@ala.org with questions

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***ACRL Immersion Program
ACRL is currently accepting applications for the Immersion ’11 Program Teacher and Program tracks to be held July 24-29, 2011, at Seattle University. The ACRL Immersion ’11 Program provides four-and-a-half days of intensive information literacy training and education for academic librarians.

Acceptance to Immersion ’11 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. Complete program and track details, along with application materials, are available online. The application deadline is December 1, 2010, and notifications will be issued in February 2011.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522, or e-mail mconahan@ala.org.

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***Just for Fun
Are you cutting budgets in your library?  Perhaps this video will bring a smile back to your face! Enjoy!

-Submitted by Connie Anderson-Cohoon
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