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August 15, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 14) – From the Editor

This is my last issue as OLA Hotline Editor.  Ann Scheppke from Salem Public Library will be taking the reins, beginning September 1.  It’s been a lot of fun sharing information with the OLA Community for the past couple of years.

-April Witteveen
Outgoing OLA Hotline Editor

August 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm 1 comment

August 15, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 14) – News

ACRL-Or Award for Excellence / CSD Election Results

***ACRL-Or Award for Excellence: Deadline extension
Due to member feedback, ACRL Oregon is extending the deadline for the 2011 Award for Excellence nominations to Wednesday, August 31!

The ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual or group whose project or ingenuity has significantly improved Oregon academic libraries or librarianship.

The award will be presented at the ACRL-Oregon / Washington Joint Fall Conference (October 27-28, 2011 – Pack Forest Conference Center) and the winner(s) will also be recognized at the Oregon Library Association Annual Conference Award Ceremony. The winner(s) receive registration to the ACRL Oregon / Washington Joint Fall Conference, a stipend to attend the OLA Award Ceremony, and an engraved plaque.

Who can be nominated:
Any individual or group that includes at least one employee of an academic library in Oregon may apply. The initiative or project that is the basis of the nomination must have occurred in the previous three years. This is NOT a lifetime achievement award and ACRL-OR membership is NOT required to win this award.

Nomination form available at: https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=104084
Deadline:  Nominations must be received by Wednesday, August 15, 2011 (11:55pm)
Questions:  Please contact Jane Scott (jscott@georgefox.edu).

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***CSD Election Results
The election results are in; the CSD membership has elected new officers!

  • Our new CSD Chair-Elect is Jane Corry from Multnomah County Library
  • Our new Summer Reading Chair-Elect is Jessica Marie from Salem Public Library
  • Our new Summer Reading Chair (special 1-yr term) is Gayle Waiss from Siuslaw Public Library

Congratulations to our new officers and a huge thank you to all the candidates who stepped up and offered their services in guiding the Children’s Services Division forward!

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August 15, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 14) – Happenings

***2011 Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture
The Aubrey R. Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College is pleased to announce the 2011 Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture in Library Service will take place on Friday, September 23 at 3pm in Smith Hall on the campus of Lewis & Clark College.  A reception will follow the lecture.

Roger C. Schonfeld, Director of Research at ITHAKA S&R, will present “Forward Thinking:  Aligning Library Services with Faculty Needs”

Over the past decade, many groups of faculty members have seen their demands for and use of academic library services change significantly.  The availability of digital collections has had a transformative effect on use, while evolving faculty research methods and pedagogies are introducing new demands.  Is there a clear vision for the future needs of faculty members or future services of the campus library?  And to what extent are library leaders and faculty members aligned in their understanding of these visions?

This talk will incorporate research findings on changing attitudes and usage patters of faculty members broadly, in comparison with the attitudes and practices of librarians, bolstered by a more detailed focus on practices in the field of history.  This data will serve as the basis for an examination of faculty needs, including library collections, uses for library spaces, and the provision of new library services.  Ultimately, this talk with consider whether libraries can develop long term strategies for changing their offerings to meet the future needs of faculty members, or whether they must focus on the here and now to manage change more responsively.

Following the talk a panel of faculty members will respond.

For further information, please see http://library.lclark.edu/lib/sherrer.htm or contact Elaine Hirsch at Watzek Library.

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August 1, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 13) – News

OLA MLIS Scholarships / ACRL-OR Award for Excellence

***Congratulations to OLA’s 2011 MLIS Scholarship Award Recipients!
In June, OLA provided scholarship awards to these talented students enrolled in MLIS programs at the University of Washington, Emporia State University’s SLIM program, and otherALA-Accredited programs.  Congratulations to those receiving scholarships!

These students received awards for the 2011-2012 academic year:

Ellen Ast                             Portland                              Emporia
Diane Doctor                    Portland                              Univ. of Washington
Elizabeth Figueroa         Eugene                                 San Jose State Univ.
Eric Hanson                      Portland                              Univ. of Washington
Shaun Hearn                    Albany                                  Drexel University
Christina Macklin           Ontario                                Univ. of Washington
Seon Visakha                    Portland                              Emporia
Rachael Short                   Portland                       Univ. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jennifer Smith                 Corvallis                             Emporia
Katie Townsend               La Grande                          Univ. of Washington

OLA’s MLS Scholarship Selection Committee members did a great job of carefully reviewing all eligible scholarship applications OLA received.  The selection committee’s recommendations were approved by the OLA Executive Board on June 3.  Thanks to OLA’s Scholarship Selection Committee members:  Debbie Brodie (Beaverton), Gretchen Leslie (Forest Grove), Anne Pearson (Portland), Terry Rohe (Portland), Carol Ruggeri (Newport), and Gary Sharp (North Bend).

This fall the scholarship committee will publicize the opening of the scholarship application process for the 2012 – 2013 academic year.  Applications must be sent to the Oregon Student Assistance Commission at www.GetCollegeFunds.org.  OLA’s scholarship program is #471 in OSAC’s catalog of scholarship programs.

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 OLA’s scholarship initiative by using the MLIS Scholarship Contribution Form at www.olaweb.org in the Membership section.

Gary Sharp, Chair, OLA MLIS Scholarship Committee

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***ACRL-OR Award for Excellence
The ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual or group whose project or ingenuity has significantly improved Oregon academic libraries or librarianship.

The award will be presented at the ACRL-Oregon / Washington Joint Fall Conference (October 27-28, 2011 – Pack Forest Conference Center) and the winner(s) will also be recognized at the Oregon Library Association Annual Conference Award Ceremony. The winner(s) receive registration to the ACRL Oregon / Washington Joint Fall Conference, a stipend to attend the OLA Award Ceremony, and an engraved plaque.

Who can be nominated:
Any individual or group that includes at least one employee of an academic library in Oregon may apply. The initiative or project that is the basis of the nomination must have occurred in the previous three years. This is NOT a lifetime achievement award and ACRL-OR membership is NOT required to win this award.

Nomination form available at: https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=104084

Deadline:  Nominations must be received by Friday, August 12, 2011 (11:55pm)

Questions:  Please contact Jane Scott (jscott@georgefox.edu).

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