Archive for July, 2011

July 15, 2011 (Vol. 17 No. 12) – News

PLD Nominees / ACRL-OR/WA Conference Proposals / Oregon’s ALA Councillor Report

***PLD Seeks Nominees
The Public Library Division of OLA represents all public libraries in Oregon.  We offer support through the creation of standards for public libraries and develop programs to support your continuing education.

We are currently seeking candidates for the 2011-2012 year.  New positions will start in September 2011. Board positions are open to public library employees at all levels.

Joining the  PLD Executive Board is a great way to network with public library staff from around the State. Current board members come from the Oregon coast, central Oregon, the Willamette Valley, the Portland metro area and southern Oregon.

Please contact me by July 22 if you are interested in a Board position.  We will be holding elections in early August for two director-at-large positions (2-year terms), Secretary, and Vice Chair/Chair Elect.

Colleen Winters
President, Public Library Division
Forest Grove City Library
503-992-3246
winters@wccls.org

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***ACRL-OR/WA Conference: Second Call for Proposals
“Live long and prosper: Sustainable solutions for today’s academic libraries”
ACRL Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference 2011, October 27 – 28, 2011
Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest Conference Center

The ACRL-WA Board is now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions.  Proposals are due July 30.

Academic libraries are facing a challenging future with evolving information technologies, growing user needs, increasing operational costs, and unstable financial situations. In order to thrive and grow, we must embrace sustainability in all of its facets - social, economical, and environmental. Sessions may address any and all aspects of academic librarianship relating to:

  • Collections / Liaison Work
  • Reference / Instruction
  • Outreach / Advocacy
  • Marketing / Public Relations
  • Partnerships / Collaborations
  • Assessment / Strategic Planning

 Sessions will be approximately 60 minutes long, except for the 10 minute Lightning Talks.  The presentation format may be a formal presentation, workshop, discussion, panel discussion or lightning talk.  The proposal should include author’s name, email address, institution, abstract (300 words or less), presentation format, and any technical support required.  Please include the contact information for all presenters if you are working in a group.

Submit proposals online:  https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/elcoe/136763.   If you have trouble with the online form, you may email your proposal to Erica Coe (elcoe@uw.edu).  Proposals must be received by July 30, 2011 to be considered.  Submitters will be notified of the results by August 15, 2011.

Speakers will submit a description of the program and a brief biography to be posted on the conference web site by August 30, 2011.  Speakers will be responsible for paying all registration and travel fees.   Speakers will need to register for the conference in order to indicate housing and food preferences.

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***ALA Council Report from Oregon’s Representative
Couldn’t make the trip to New Orleans for ALA Annual this year yourself, or if you did make it, perhaps you are curious what happens in ALA Council?  If so, check out what went down at ALA Council on this blog, http://oregoncouncilor.blogspot.com/, from Oregon’s ALA representative.  As always, if you have questions or comments, feel free to follow up with me via email or on the blog.  – Hannah Gascho Rempel (hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu).

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July 15, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 12) – Happenings

L-net Advisory Board / ALA Emerging Leaders

***L-net Seeks Advisory Board Members
The L-net Advisory Board is seeking new members for a 2 year term, starting in October 2011.

L-net is Oregon’s statewide reference service, allowing everyone who lives, works and goes to school in Oregon the chance to connect with a librarian by live chat, e-mail or, coming soon, text messaging. L-net also and encourages every library to provide virtual reference services to their community.

The role of the L-net Advisory Board is to set the mission, goals, and direction of L-net, our statewide digital reference service. If you think we are doing something right, or if you think we are doing something wrong, we want to hear from you. The Board strives for broad representation geographically and by type and size of library. Advisors can come from any Oregon library or related organization and have included library directors, volunteers and every role in a library in between.   More information about the L-net advisory board can be found at http://www.oregonlibraries.net/advisory.  Meetings are four times a year, at least one in-person, and travel costs can often be reimbursed.

If you are interested in serving on the L-net Advisory Board, send an email by July 27, 2010, to Caleb Tucker-Raymond, calebt@multcolib.org.   Please describe in about 300 words why you want to be a member of the L-net advisory board. The current board will review applications and decide on new membership at our July 29 meeting.

For information about L-net and our services, see:

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***Applications for ALA’s Emerging Leaders Program
The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2012 class of Emerging Leaders.  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the Emerging Leaders Web page.  The deadline to apply is Aug. 1, 2011.

The program is designed to enable library workers get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership.  Participants are given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, network with peers and gain an understanding of the ALA structure and wide range of activities.

Individuals who are considering applying to the program should be under 35 years of age or be a new library professional of any age with fewer than 5 years of experience working at a professional or paraprofessional level in a library.  They should also be able to attend both the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas (Jan. 20–24, 2012) and the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. (June 21–26, 2012).  Additional criteria can be found on the Emerging Leaders Web page mentioned above.

An ALA division, round table, ethnic affiliate, state chapter or school library media affiliate will sponsor approximately one-half of the selected applicants.  Each sponsor will contribute $1,000 toward expenses of attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference ($500 for each conference).  Sponsorship is not required for participation in the program.

A list of sponsoring units is included as part of the online application. Applicants can indicate on the application which groups they want to consider them for sponsorship.  Applicants may also check with various state associations and/or state chapters to find out if they are participating and how to apply for their sponsorship.

No more than one person from any institution will be selected for participation in the program.

For more information, visit the Emerging Leaders Web page or contact the program coordinator, Beatrice Calvin at bcalvin@ala.org.

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July 1, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 11) – News

ACRL Conference / OYAN Meeting / SSD Conference

***ACRL-OR/WA Conference: Call for Proposals
“Live long and prosper: Sustainable solutions for today’s academic libraries”
ACRL Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference 2011, October 27 – 28, 2011
Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest Conference Center

The ACRL-WA Board is now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions.

Academic libraries are facing a challenging future with evolving information technologies, growing user needs, increasing operational costs, and unstable financial situations. In order to thrive and grow, we must embrace sustainability in all of its facets - social, economical, and environmental. Sessions may address any and all aspects of academic librarianship relating to:

  • Collections / Liaison Work
  • Reference / Instruction
  • Outreach / Advocacy
  • Marketing / Public Relations
  • Partnerships / Collaborations
  • Assessment / Strategic Planning

Sessions will be approximately 60 minutes long, except for the 10 minute Lightning Talks.  The presentation format may be a formal presentation, workshop, discussion, panel discussion or lightning talk.  The proposal should include author’s name, email address, institution, abstract (300 words or less), presentation format, and any technical support required.  Please include the contact information for all presenters if you are working in a group.

Submit proposals online:  https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/elcoe/136763.   If you have trouble with the online form, you may email your proposal to Erica Coe (elcoe@uw.edu).  Proposals must be received by July 30, 2011 to be considered.  Submitters will be notified of the results by August 15, 2011.

Speakers will submit a description of the program and a brief biography to be posted on the conference web site by August 30, 2011.  Speakers will be responsible for paying all registration and travel fees.   Speakers will need to register for the conference in order to indicate housing and food preferences.

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***OYAN Summer Membership Meeting
OYAN at the beach!  What could be better?  Join your teen service colleagues at Newport Public Library on July 22nd, from 11-3 for the OYAN Summer Membership Meeting.  We talk a lot and laugh a lot about books, booklists, programs, workshops and more.  To order a lunch, contact Susan Smallsreed (susansm@multcolib.org).  Hope to see you there!

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***SSD Conference
There are less than two weeks left to register for the 2011 Oregon Library Association Support Staff Division Conference. It will be held Friday, July 15th at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. Cost of attendance is $70 for OLA members and $85 for non-members. The deadline for registration is July 8th.

Don’t miss out on this great value for important and timely sessions including:

  • What to Say: Customer Service in Difficult Situations,
  • How to Get the Training You Need: Professional Development Options for Oregon Support Staff,
  • Basic Book Repair for Libraries,
  • A Day in the Life of A Library Assistant,
  • Marketing Your Library: Strategies for the 21st Century, and
  • Managing Stress for Healthy Workplaces: a presentation by Phil Mandel.

We will also be featuring a “Technology Petting Zoo” for hands-on learning about e-readers, downloadable music, iPads and more!

Registration also includes free admission to the Oregon Garden, breakfast, and a boxed lunch to take on a garden stroll.  For more information about the conference and to register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/SSDConference.

We still have scholarships available, so if you are interested in attending the conference and need assistance with registration, lodging, or travel expenses, please consider applying for one.  Applicants who are current members of the SSD will be given priority over nonmembers, but nonmembers are also welcome to apply.  Please visit http://tinyurl.com/SSDscholarships for more scholarship information.

We hope to host you at this year’s SSD Conference at the Oregon Garden.

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July 1, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 11) – Happenings

Hood River Libraries Reopening / OHSLA Meeting

***Hood River Libraries Celebrate Reopening
After a year without them, Hood River County, Oregon, will once again have open libraries. The Hood River County Library District is proud to announce the grand reopening of all three branches in July.

The Hood River County Library, a department of Hood River County, closed on July 1, 2010, after the failure of a May ballot measure for the funding of a special library district. At the November 2, 2010, General Election, the voters of Hood River County approved the formation of a Special Library District, an independent unit of local government dedicated to running the libraries in Hood River County. Now, the hard work of the community, volunteers, donors, Library Board, and Oregon library community has come to fruition with the reopening of the libraries.

  • The Hood River branch and district grand reopening will occur on Friday, July1st. Festivities will begin at 4.00p, with an opening ceremony scheduled for 4.30p. Regular library services, such as checkout and computer use, will be available starting July 5th.
  • The Parkdale branch reopening will be on Wednesday, July 6th, at 4.00p.
  • The Cascade Locks branch reopening will happen on Thursday, July 7th, at 4.30p.

All three celebrations will include entertainment, family activities, light refreshments, and great company!

This early opening would not be possible without the hard work, dedication, and contributions of Hood River County residents and other generous donors. These supporters include the Friends of the Hood River County Library, Hood River County Library Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation, Oregon State Library’s Ready to Read and Library Services and Technology Act grant programs, the Oregon library community, and all of the people who contributed their money, time, and passion to reopening Hood River County’s libraries.

For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535, info@hoodriverlibrary.org, or visit their website at http://hoodriverlibrary.org.

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***OHSLA Meeting
Registration is now open for non-members for the OHSLA (Oregon Health Sciences Libraries Association) meeting on Thursday and Friday, July 21-22 at Silver Falls Conference Center.  The business meeting is Thursday afternoon at 4PM, and there is a CE class on Friday morning from 8:30-12:30.  You can choose to stay overnight or you can come only to the meeting or the CE.

The CE is “It Came from the Lab: Biomedical Science 101” taught by Jackie Wirz, PhD and Sylvia Nelson, PhD.

This class will provide participants with basic information about biomedical science, with special emphasis on the concepts necessary to successfully identify appropriate resources when presented with common scientific questions.    Specifically, participants will become acquainted with the fundamental concepts of molecular and cellular biology, tenets of translational research and common databases used in the course of basic and translational research.

Registration is at http://www.ohsu.edu/library/ohsla/silverfallsregistration2011.pdf

Questions?  Contact Dolores Judkins at judkinsd@ohsu.edu or 503-494-3478

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