October 1, 2011 (Vol. 17, No. 17) – Happenings
The Oregon State Library is conducting an evaluation of the use of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, as specified in Oregonʼs LSTA Long Range Plan, 2008-2012. As part of this evaluation, the State Library invites you to complete a survey designed for library staff members from all types of libraries and public library trustees. This survey asks for your opinions about all aspects of the State Libraryʼs LSTA program and for your views about priorities for the future use of these funds.
Please complete the survey and share the following survey link with other staff members in your library. If you are a public library director, please share this link with your libraryʼs trustees. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VVQT9FJ. This survey will take 10-20 minutes to complete. After completing it, you may enter a drawing for a $25 gift card for Powellʼs Books. The deadline for survey responses is Friday, October 7, 2011.
***Who Will Be the Next Oregon State Librarian?
A very engaged search committee is working diligently to bring several excellent candidates to Oregon for interviews in October. Meet the candidates and listen to their presentations on October 20th in Salem. The schedule is being finalized, but anticipate a full morning. We are working to have the presentations streamed live and available later. There will be opportunities for feedback but it must be submitted prior to 1 pm on October 21st. Again, more details will follow. Stay tuned!
-Janet Webster, OLA’s representative to the Oregon State Librarian Search Committee
***Multnomah County Library Teen Author Lecture
Matt de la Peña, author of the YA novels Ball Donʼt Lie, Mexican Whiteboy, I Will Save You, WeWere Here, and the picture book A Nationʼs Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis will deliver Multnomah County Libraryʼs tenth annual Teen Author Lecture on Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at Slavic Church Emmanuel, 2025 S.E. 82nd Ave., Portland, Oregon.
Mr. de la Peñaʼs books are both tough and funny, with diverse casts of characters who cope with hard circumstances and often find joy and hope in sports. He says: “I grew up in a tough, working class family/ neighborhood. Machismo was coming up through the floorboards. In my family dudes donʼt cry or show their feelings in any way. Letʼs say I got hit by a car, and one of my arms was laying on the north side of the road and my other arm had landed under a bush on the south side of the road. My dad would point down at me and said, “Bro, you better not cry!”
Due to the generosity of our sponsors, this year’s event is FREE. Space is limited, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan to arrive early. More details: www.multcolib.org/teens/tal11.html.
***Oregon State Archives Celebrates Oregon Archives Month
The Oregon State Archives will hold an open house Saturday, October 8th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm as part of the celebration of Oregon Archives month. Tours of the building will be offered on the hour and will provide visitors with a chance to go “behind the scenes,” see the records storage area, learn more about the Archives and its holdings, while being guided by an Archives staff member. Tours will last about thirty minutes and include the opportunity to see some of Oregonʼs most significant historical documents, including the original Oregon Constitution. In addition, visitors will also have an opportunity to conduct research as additional staff will also be available to assist them and make records available to them to use. The lobby gallery will be open. There visitors can view a collection of scenic photographs from around the state as well as a video celebrating 100 years of the Oregon Blue Book. Light refreshments will be served.The State Archives is located as 800 Summer Street NE in Salem. Normal operating hours are 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Monday through Friday.
***Oregon Archives Crawl
The second annual Oregon Archives Crawl is happening on October 15, 2011 and volunteers are needed to help make it a successful event. The Oregon Archives Crawl brings together over 30 organizations at 4 main venues in the downtown Portland area, allowing the public to tour the venues and get a peek at the archives and special collections of a variety of institutes. The crawl happens throughout the day on Saturday with an after party at McMenamin’s Mission Pub. The crawl is organized by the Portland Area Archivists Learn more about the crawl: Oregon Archives Crawl website.
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