Archive for February, 2011

February 15, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 3) – News

Just Say Yes Survey / OLA Conference Registration / OLA HAS Nominations / OLA MLS Scholarships / Legislative Day Wrap-up / ORSLA Breakfast / Managing Vendor Relations Preconference

***Just Say Yes Survey
Some of you experienced page time-out problems with the survey distributed recently via MemberClicks. This was the “Just Say YES” survey that is to be used by panelists preparing for a conference session about participation in OLA.

Our apologies to those who timed-out and could not submit the survey.  Due to those of you who told us about this problem, troubleshooting took place, and MemberClicks has ascertained that there is a 7 – 10 minute time-out per “page” in a survey. A solution has been implemented to split the last page into several pages. This allows more thinking time by having more pages.

If you have not successfully submitted a survey there is still time to do so. The deadline for completing the survey is end of day Saturday, February 19th. The link to the survey is:  https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=95231.  TIP: spend no more than 7 minutes per page. Many of you had no problem and we have had good response with successful submissions.

Thank you!
Mary Ginnane

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***OLA Annual Conference Registration
If you haven’t registered for the OLA Conference, check out the program on the OLA website below.  This year’s conference has a lot of GREAT programs to choose from.

OLA Members who register by February 25 pay only $130 for the full conference or $90 for one day.  Non-members who register by February 25 pay $160 for the full conference or $90 for one day.  This year’s conference will be at the Salem Conference Center (200 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR).  You can register online with a credit card or by check.  Once you have completed your registration form and have chosen a payment option, you will receive a confirmation page.  If paying by check, please include a copy of the confirmation page with your check and mail it to the address noted on the page.

Information and forms are available on the OLA website:  http://www.olaweb.org/page/ola2011

Reservations can be made at the Grand Hotel in Salem, our conference hotel. It is best to make reservations online at: https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=506182&hotelID=13141

You can also call 1-877-540-7800 and make reservations using the code OLA2011. Rates are $115 for single occupancy (one person) or $125 for double occupancy (two people) (plus 10% tax and fees).

Key Dates

  • Early registration ends February 25, 2011
  • Pre-conferences: April 6, 2011
  • Conference: April 7-8, 2011

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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***OLA Honors and Awards Committee Seeks 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 2011. Nominations are due Monday, February 28, 2011.

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, including the newest award, the Distinguished Service Award. Be sure to read the awards guidelines at this website: http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=61018.

These awards will be presented to recipients at the 2011 OLA Conference:

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.

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.

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.

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 nominees’ 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 to Faye A. Chadwell, Interim University Librarian and OSU Press Director, 121 The Valley Library, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3453 or faye.chadwell@oregonstate.edu. Nominations are due Monday, February 28, 2011. If you have questions, call me at 541-737-8528.

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***OLA MLIS Scholarships March Deadline!
The application process is open for Oregon residents enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate course of study for the Masters in Library & Information Science degree for the 2011 – 2012 academic year.  Applications from eligible students are sought for over $17,000 in scholarship awards. Current recipients of OLA MLIS scholarships may reapply annually for up to three years of awards. It’s a statewide program: rural applicants or those planning to work in rural libraries are welcome to apply too.

The scholarship application process deadline is March 1, 2011. Before applying, please read OLA’s Scholarship Program guidelines and eligibility requirements. OLA’s e-application and requirements are at http://www.getcollegefunds.org/eApp.html. Use scholarship code 471 to locate OLA’s application. OLA’s applications are processed by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission. Those who apply by Feb. 16 are placed in drawing for privately funded Early Bird awards

The OSAC office is located at 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401. For questions about OLA’s scholarship and OSAC scholarship programs call 800-452-8807, or email: awardinfo@osac.state.or.us  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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***OLA Legislative Day Wrap-up: Happenings at the Capitol
Thanks to everyone for participating in a very successful Legislative Day on February 7th.  Close to 50 library supporters visited 19 of the 30 Senate offices and 29 of the 60 Representatives.  We had virtual visits as well:  31 OLA members sent 61 messages to offices.  As part of the Day, Ruth Metz, Laura Orr, Martha Renwick and Cathryn Bowie discussed County Law Library system and pending legislation that would change how legal information is provided statewide. The highlight of Legislative Day for Nan Heim and Amy Goodall, our lobbyists, was the terrific turnout of legislators and their staff in the Galleria to select a book for a library in their districts. 

Here’s what Nan told me the next day.  “As I was leaving the Capitol, another lobbyist asked me how it had gone.  I said something like, It went pretty well.  We had about thirty legislators.  He said, THIRTY LEGISLATORS!  At an event in the Galleria?  How did you do that?  Usually it’s amazing if four or five show up at these things.  I’m also impressed by the number of legislators who have said something to me — including those who say they’re sorry they didn’t make it.  A ton of work, I know, but well worth it.  Puts us on the map.”

So, thanks to all who participated in person and virtually.  Thanks to those who contributed books for the display.  And thanks to the Sara Charlton and Diedre Conkling from the Legislative Committee who took a lead with the organization of the event. 

Legislative Day started a week full of hearings on library issues.   HB 2367 and HB 2710 deal with county law libraries.  Both had hearings during the week of the 7th. OLA is supporting HB 2367 that tweaks the current statute to allow counties to contract for services and does not restrict the law library services to the physical location of the court house. 

 On HB 2710, Nan testified that we recognize the need for a major overhaul of the county law library system, suggest the recommendations of the Metz report be considered and are willing to be part of the planning. Ruth Metz produced an excellent LSTA funded report for the Oregon Council of County Law Libraries that provides us with background for moving forward.  

SB 5521, the State Library’s Budget, was heard on Wednesday and Thursday.  Rob Everett (Springfield Public Library), Karen Hill (Cornelius Public Library) and Margaret Jeffries (Seaside Public Library) testified on the importance of the Ready to Read Grant program and supported the Governor’s Budget that restores funding to $.94 a child.  

You will have other chances to let your legislators know how important libraries are to our communities.  Stay tuned for additional alerts on how to send a message to your legislator.  And join us Wednesday April 6th for an afternoon at the Capitol.  This is the pre-conference day of the OLA Annual Conference. Our special event will be an informal way to learn more about how the Legislature works and how you can be an effective advocate.

For more information or comments, contact Janet Webster, OLA Legislative Committee Chair, janet.webster@oregonstate.edu

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***ORSLA Annual Breakfast Reminder
The Oregon Chapter of the Special Libraries Association would like to invite everyone to our Annual Breakfast this February 22nd

ORSLA’s own Jessica Hastings will present on Return on Investment.  As a Research Analyst, Jessica specializes in synthesizing vast amount of data to make actionable recommendations to improve business. Her presentation will increase your understanding of return on investment and the basics of measuring and demonstrating it.

In addition to the presentation, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Mingle and network with members of the local library community;
  • Meet your 2011 ORSLA board of directors;
  • Enjoy a breakfast provided by Elephant’s Delicatessen

The Details:

  • Date: February 22, 2011
  • Time: 8:00-11:00 AM
  • Place: CH2M HILL: 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR, 5th floor
  • Program:
    8:00 AM Doors Open  
    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Networking and breakfast
    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM – ROI presentation by Jessica Hastings, followed by Q&A
    10:00 AM –Wrap-up and networking
  • Cost: Members with RSVP: $15; Students with RSVP: $12; Drop-In: $18

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 16th at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GP5SLW7.

Questions? Contact:  
ORLSA Membership Director: Lora Leligdon, leligdon@gmail.com
ORSLA President – Elect: Amy Maule, amy.maule@ch2m.com

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***Managing Vendor Relations Preconference at OLA Annual
OLA Preconference on April 6, 2011 (9:00am-4:00pm, lunch included) — Registration page.  Moderated by Rachel Bridgewater (Reed College) & Rice Majors (University of Colorado)

Do you manage relationships with library vendors? Interested in software & libraries? Then this is the preconference for you!  Multiple dimensions of managing relationships with ILS and discovery platform vendors will be addressed, including:

  • Building an understanding of how a software company works and why library vendors might behave as they do (and thus approach your interactions with these companies in a more sophisticated way in future)
  • Thoughts on how to “fix” a “bad” relationship with a vendor
  • Pros and cons of participating as a development partner or early adopter of software (learn from the experiences of several libraries that have been early adopters of software, and thus make more informed decisions about what kinds of projects are appropriate for your library)
  • Evolving vendor marketplace as libraries variously face vendor mergers, open-source tools and projects, and actual or perceived monopolies.
  • And even how to become empowered to shape the future of libraries’ relationships to vendors who provide software, and thus provide leadership for libraries in the years to come

Panels & Speakers:
“Information-seeking behavior of library vendors”
Rice Majors, University of Colorado
Robert Allen, bepress
Marjorie McLaughlin, Innovative Interfaces

“Future of library vendors: new sorts of partnerships”
Carl Grant, Ex Libris
Andrew Pace, OCLC
Neal Block, Innovative Interfaces

“Partnerships with vendors: case studies & lessons learned”
“When is a vendor not a vendor?”
Steve Casburn, Multnomah County Library
Margaret Mellinger, Oregon State University
Steve Shadle, University of Washington
Margaret Bean, University of Oregon

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February 15, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 3) – Happenings

OSU Libraries Faculty Seminar / Why I Need My Library Contest

***OSU Libraries Faculty Seminar
The next OSU Libraries Faculty Association Seminar Series will feature Terry Reese, the OSU Libraries Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services.

  • When: Friday, February 25 2010, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Willamette Industries Seminar Rooms, Valley Library, Oregon State University, Corvallis campus.

A Conversation with Terry Reese
The Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services identifies innovative means for accessing and improving the delivery of information to the students, faculty, staff and other constituents of Oregon State University with the goal of moving Oregon State University Libraries to the forefront as an information provider.  It’s been a busy year in the life of Terry Reese, Gray Family Chair.  Come and hear about the current work being done by the chair, including grant work and projects.

The OSU Libraries Faculty Seminar Series is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. Persons wishing to attend who need accommodations for a disability may contact Margaret Mellinger (541.737.9642); margaret.mellinger@oregonstate.edu. Driving Directions and Maps:http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/locations/findus.html

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***Why I Need My Library Teen Video Contest
Teens can win up to $3,000 for their public or school library through Why I Need My Library teen video contest

Through April 18, teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to create original videos on why they think libraries are needed now more than ever for the Why I Need My Library video contest.  The winning teens will designate a public or school library to receive cash prizes.

Teens will submit one- to three-minute videos on YouTube. The videos can be live-action, animation, machinima or use a combination of techniques, and teens can work in groups of up to six. Full contest guidelines and information on how to enter can be found on ALA’s advocacy website, ilovelibraries.org.

Prizes will be awarded in two age categories – ages 13 to 15 and 16 to 18 – to a school or local public library selected by the winners. In each age category, two second place finalists will receive $2,000 each for their selected library and three third place finalists will receive $1,000 each for their selected library. The winning contestant or group of contestants from each age category will receive $3,000 for their selected library.  In addition, each member of the winning group will receive a $50 gift card to an online bookseller.  Winning videos will be showcased on ALA websites and at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans (June 23-28). 

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), all divisions of ALA, are co-sponsors of the Why I Need My Library contest.

Questions about the contest can be directed to WhyINeedMyLibrary@ala.org.

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February 1, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 2) – News

OLA Legislative Day / OLA Nominees Sought / OLA HAS Nominations / OLA MLIS Scholarships / CSD Spring Workshop / Gov’t Transparency Program / ORT Business Meeting

***OLA Legislative Day
Legislators are back and ready for action. We are too. 

OLA Legislative Day is February 7.  This is another chance for us to talk to legislators and their staff about how libraries contribute to the quality of life in Oregon. Our theme is LIBRARIES CREATE READERS.  Literacy and early childhood are strongly supported at the Capitol so we need to tell them how libraries are involved. 

If you planning on attending, please make an appointment with your legislator (you will probably meet with a staff member) to talk about your library, its services and the challenges facing the library community this year.  Here’s a link to the wiki page for legislative appointments.  http://olanetwork.wikispaces.com/OLA+Legislative+Day+Appointments  This is fun and not scary!  If you are a first timer, we will pair you up with a veteran.  Send the staff an email or call to make the appointment.

Here’s what to expect for the day, with a link to the schedule:  http://olanetwork.wikispaces.com/OLA+Legislative+Day

  • 8-4 – Legislative appointments.  These you make on your own and can by anytime that fits your schedule and your legislators’. 
  • 8:30 – 1:30 – Table and display in the Galleria of the Capitol.  The OLA Legislative Committee staffs this.  We invite legislators to select a children’s book for a library in their district.   It’s a great way to interact.  You are welcome to come by, visit and participate.
  • 9 am – Briefing and discussion of issues at the State Library Room 101.  Attend to learn more about OLA’s positions, what to say and expect. 
  • 11 am – Panel discussion on Oregon’s county law libraries.  There are several bills addressing funding and operations of the law libraries.  The State Library just received an LSTA funded report on them.  Here’s a chance to learn more.  State Library Room 101.
  • 11:30 – 1 – Lunch on your own.  We recommend the Goudy Commons at Willamette University as it’s across the street and good.  There’s a cafeteria in the basement of the Capitol as well.  It can be crowded. 
  • 1 – OLA Legislative Committee Meeting. State Library Room 101

OLA Legislative Committee members will be available for help with fielding questions and recording responses you get from the legislators.  We will be in the Galleria and at the State Library in Room 101.  We will have cheat sheet.  The Legislators are going paperless so don’t plan on leaving lots of material with them.

Parking can be challenging around the Capitol.  Bring quarters if you parking on the street or in the underground lots. You can also buy $6.00/day parking permits in State Capitol Room 49; these permits are valid “When parked on CITY OF SALEM (on street) TWO, THREE & TEN HOUR PARKING METERS in the area bounded by D, Ferry, Church and 12th Streets.” – the quote is from one of these permits. You need cash as credit cards cannot be used to purchase the permits. There is a parking lot on the north end of the mall that is $6 for the day and you can use a credit card at the kiosk located in the lot or purchase them in Room 49 of the Capitol. http://www.leg.state.or.us/capinfo/ 

Additionally,  an Event the Legislative Committee always does is letting Legislators select a book for their local library. All the children’s books for this event are new and donated by our members. If you have any you can donate to this event, please send the books to Katie Anderson at the State Library. We need at least 100 and at this time we have only 4 books. Please help the Legislative Committee make Library Day a success!

Questions or concerns?  Contact us. 

-Janet Webster, OLA Legislative Committee janet.webster@oregonstate.edu
– Diedre Conkling, Legislative Network coordinator diedrec@charter.net
– Sarah Charlton, Legislative Day chair charltonryan@earthlink.net

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***Potential Nominees Sought for OLA
One duty of the Past-President of OLA is to lead the nominations process for election of officers for the organization. The three positions for which potential nominees are being sought are:

  • Vice-President/President-Elect (3 year commitment); 
  • Treasurer (2 year commitment) and
  • Secretary (1 year commitment).

The duties of these positions can be found at: http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=61049 which is Chapter 5 of the OLA Bylaws (scroll down to appropriate section). OLA alternates Vice-President/President-Elect candidates between public library staff and academic or special library staff. This year we are seeking candidates for that position from the public library world. (Explanation: it has been helpful to have a President who is from a public library during the biennial Oregon Legislative Assembly.) The OLA election will be in the late spring for terms of office that begin September 1, 2011.

I gained so much from my experience leading OLA.  It is a wonderful way to meet new people and contribute to our professional organization.  If you think you might be interested in running for an open position, please get in touch with me.  Thank you.

Submitted by Connie Anderson-Cohoon
OLA Past-President
 anderson@sou.edu.

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***OLA Honors and Awards Committee Seeks 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 2011. Nominations are due Monday, February 28, 2011.

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, including the newest award, the Distinguished Service Award. Be sure to read the awards guidelines at this website: http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=61018.

These awards will be presented to recipients at the 2011 OLA Conference:

  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 nominees’ 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 to Faye A. Chadwell, Interim University Librarian and OSU Press Director, 121 The Valley Library, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3453 or faye.chadwell@oregonstate.edu. Nominations are due Monday, February 28, 2011. If you have questions, call me at 541-737-8528.

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***OLA MLIS Scholarships March Deadline!
The application process is open for Oregon residents enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate course of study for the Masters in Library & Information Science degree for the 2011 – 2012 academic year.  Applications from eligible students are sought for over $17,000 in scholarship awards. Current recipients of OLA MLIS scholarships may reapply annually for up to three years of awards. It’s a statewide program: rural applicants or those planning to work in rural libraries are welcome to apply too.

The scholarship application process deadline is March 1, 2011. Before applying, please read OLA’s Scholarship Program guidelines and eligibility requirements. OLA’s e-application and requirements are at http://www.getcollegefunds.org/eApp.html. Use scholarship code 471 to locate OLA’s application. OLA’s applications are processed by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission. Those who apply by Feb. 16 are placed in drawing for privately funded Early Bird awards

The OSAC office is located at 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401. For questions about OLA’s scholarship and OSAC scholarship programs call 800-452-8807, or email: awardinfo@osac.state.or.us  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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***CSD Spring Workshop
CSD will be holding its spring Workshop at the Bend Public Library in Bend, Oregon on Friday, March 4th. Come join us for a day of learning, networking and sharing!

The main event will be brought to us by the fabulous Heather McNeil discussing multicultural storytelling. She will help us figure out how to select great multicultural tales, understand them in perspective, and aid us in ensuring that we are respectful and knowledgeable when we tell and share them. There will also be a titillating CSD update from Krist Obrist, and Katie Anderson with information from the State Library.

In addition you, yes you, will be sharing all your great and wonderful SRP ideas! Please bring handouts, program plans, guest presenter suggestions and contact information, or any other gems you may have on the theme of “One World, Many Stories” and “You Are Here.” (Please bring 50 copies of any handouts.) This is the opportunity to share with and inspire your peers from across the state! Following the presentations, tables will be set up to display all these fabulously creative items and ideas.

This workshop will be brown bag. We will provide you with great suggestions as to dining options within walking distance of the library.

Please register so we can get an idea of how many people are coming.  Contact Josie Hanneman for more information: josieh@deschuteslibrary.org or 541.312.1088.

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***Government Transparency at OLA Conference
Government transparency is a hot topic, both nationally and in Oregon’s current legislative session.  Want to know more about Oregon state government’s transparency efforts?  Be sure to attend “I Can See Clearly Now:  Transparency in Oregon State Government” at the OLA conference, Thursday, April 7, at 4:00.  Representatives from the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the Oregon Attorney General’s Office will show what information is currently available online, and discuss the Attorney General’s proposals to update Oregon’s public records laws.  This session is sponsored by the Documents Interest Group of Oregon (DIGOR).

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***ORT Business Meeting
The OLA Outreach Round Table will have their annual business meeting at the OLA Conference on Thursday, April 7 at 5:30pm in Santiam 3 Room. Everyone is welcome!

Purpose:  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 areas without a library, non-English speakers, the incarcerated, the homeless, and low-literacy adults.  ORT costs $5 to join.

For more information or to receive an agenda, contact OLA-ORT Chair, Cynthia Peterson cynthiap@wccls.org

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February 1, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 2) – Happenings

Oregon Book Awards / NW Central in 2011

***Oregon Book Awards
The 24th annual Oregon Book Award finalists have been posted.  The Awards Ceremony will take place on April 25, at the Gerding Theatre at the Armory in Portland.

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***NW Central in 2011
Looking for a New Year’s resolution? Northwest Central can help!   What?  You haven’t heard about Northwest Central?  NWC is the continuing education network for library staff in the Pacific Northwest.  It’s free to use and is powered by the library community.  Use it to find events, reading lists, presentations, resources and speakers.

Resolution ideas:

  • Commit to learning something new this year. Use Northwest Central to search for educational opportunities.
  • Resolve to share your expertise with others! Get started by signing up as a speaker.  The speakers list includes trainers, presenters, consultants and folks willing to share information informally.
  • Get involved in a learning community – learn how to participate in the Northwest Central community or let others know about your local learning communities.  

Northwest Central thrives because of engagement by the entire library community.  Here are some things you can do to help spread the word and grow this dynamic resource. 

  • Commit to posting 3 events or resources per month to the website.
  • Ask someone in your community to sign up as a speaker.
  • Volunteer to connect a conference in your area to Northwest Central. 
  • Tell 5 people in your community about Northwest Central and ask them each to tell 5 more people about it.

Visit Northwest Central today and help spread the word: http://www.nwcentral.org

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