June 15, 2021 (Vol. 29, No. 11): ASSOCIATION NEWS

Leadership Development Scholarships Available

The Oregon Library Association (OLA) Leadership Committee is offering Leadership Scholarships of up to $1,000.  All members of OLA, regardless of position or employment, are eligible to apply for the scholarship which is intended to support leadership development and contribute to the growth of leadership potential within OLA and libraries statewide.  You do not need to be a manager, or aspire to a management position, to qualify for a scholarship.

Three scholarships are awarded annually and a scholarship can be awarded to an individual only once per OLA fiscal year (September 1-August 30).  Priority for at least one scholarship will also be given to individuals from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds and/or historically marginalized groups.  In the past, recipients have used the scholarship to attend conferences, diversity training and The Leadership Institute of the Oregon Library Association (LIOLA).

Scholarship winners agree to provide service to OLA as a component of receiving a scholarship.  A recipient may assume a leadership role within a task force, round table, committee, or division; assist with Annual, Support Staff Division (SSD) or Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) conference planning, or take ownership of an OLA Project.

For further information, please review the FAQ and scholarship application evaluation. The next application deadline is June 30, 2021.

June 1, 2021 (Vol. 29, No. 10): ASSOCIATION NEWS

Public Library Division Quarterly Meeting and Training

The Public Library Division (PLD) Board will host its next meeting and training over Zoom on Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Our topic will be Working with Library Boards and will feature a panel of library directors from around the state:

Jeremy Skinner, Curry Public Library

Kari May, Jackson County Library Services

MaryKay Dahlgreen, Lincoln County Library District

Sarah Strahl, Salem Public Library

Will O’Hearn, Eugene Public Library

While the topic is of most interest to library directors, any PLD member is welcome to join via Zoom. Please join us for what is sure to be a great discussion!

June 1, 2021 (Vol. 29, No. 10): ASSOCIATION NEWS

Leadership Development Scholarships Available

The Oregon Library Association (OLA) Leadership Committee is offering Leadership Scholarships of up to $1,000.  All members of OLA, regardless of position or employment, are eligible to apply for the scholarship which is intended to support leadership development and contribute to the growth of leadership potential within OLA and libraries statewide.  You do not need to be a manager, or aspire to a management position, to qualify for a scholarship.

Three scholarships are awarded annually and a scholarship can be awarded to an individual only once per OLA fiscal year (September 1-August 30).  Priority for at least one scholarship will also be given to individuals from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds and/or historically marginalized groups.  In the past, recipients have used the scholarship to attend conferences, diversity training and The Leadership Institute of the Oregon Library Association (LIOLA).

Scholarship winners agree to provide service to OLA as a component of receiving a scholarship.  A recipient may assume a leadership role within a task force, round table, committee, or division; assist with Annual, Support Staff Division (SSD) or Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) conference planning, or take ownership of an OLA Project.

For further information, please review the FAQ and scholarship application evaluation. The next application deadline is June 30, 2021.

June 1, 2021 (Vol. 29, No. 10): ASSOCIATION NEWS

Public Library Division Accepting Executive Board Nominations

The Public Library Division (PLD) of the Oregon Library Association is seeking nominations for four positions on our executive board. The board meets every other month typically around the state. However, right now we are meeting virtually.  

The Public Library Division represents all public libraries in Oregon. We offer support through the creation of standards for public libraries. We also develop programs to support continuing education. Current and past projects include: 

– revising the OLA Standards for Public Libraries (meetings are in addition to regular board meetings) 

– organizing Public Library Directors Meetings and membership trainings  

– annual PLD banquet at the Oregon Library Association (OLA) conference and Pearl award 

The four positions currently open are as follows: 

·Chair-elect (3 year term; one year as chair elect, one year as chair, one year as past chair)

·Member at large position #1 (2 year term) 

·Member at large position #2 (2 year term) 

·Secretary (2 year term; take official meeting minutes)   

Any Public Library Division member is eligible to run for these positions. Terms begin in September. 

If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague, please fill out the online nomination form by July 1, 2021.

May 15, 2021 (Vol. 29, No. 9): ASSOCIATION NEWS

The 2021 Book Rave from the Oregon Young Adult Network (OYAN) was revealed at the Oregon Library Association Conference – and is now available to all of you to read, enjoy, share, download, print, hand to patrons, and use in any way it would be helpful. This list represents the best young adult books published between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020 as voted on by young adult-focused library professionals from across Oregon.

It is packed with fabulous books to read and recommend.

You can find and download the list from the OYAN section of the OLA website:

Color list: https://www.olaweb.org/assets/OYAN/book_rave21_color.pdf

B/W list: https://www.olaweb.org/assets/OYAN/book_rave21_bnw.pdf

MAY 15, 2021 (Vol. 29, No. 9): ASSOCIATION NEWS

CSD Spring Workshop Fundraiser:  Auction Update

Thank you to everyone who participated in the CSD fundraiser this spring. Whether you bid, bought, or donated, your support is greatly appreciated.  The fundraiser brought in over $700.

Susan Cackler

CSD Incoming Chair

CSD Open Positions

Communications/Web Editor:  The CSD communications chair implements CSD member communications and event promotions.

The following chairs are looking for committee members:  Communications, Mock Award, Lampman Award, and Scholarship.  We would love your help and support with these events over the next year.

For more information about any of these positions, please contact Deborah at csdpastchair@olaweb.org.

May 15, 2021 (Vol. 29, No. 9): HAPPENINGS

Registration is still open for the 15th Annual Oregon Information Literacy Summit, a virtual series of free lightning talk-style sessions on topics of interest to our IL community. More information including session abstracts can be found on the ILAGO website.  Please register for each session separately, following the links below each session.

New! Social time

Join colleagues Thursday, May 20th at 4pm.

The ILAGO Social falls between two great days of The 2021 Oregon IL Summit

Let’s get together to catch up and celebrate another year of good work and learning. All are welcome!  

ILAGO Social Hour

Zoom Details

May 20, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83023388607

Meeting ID: 830 2338 8607

Tuesday May 18th 1-2 pm

  • Andrew Wang and Kate Thornhill – Functional and Subject Specialists Collaborating in the Remote Classroom
  • Kate Thornhill – Talking Stories: An Open Pedagogy Collaboration and Partnership
  • Garrett Trott – Transparent Library Instruction

Registration form: https://forms.gle/vugChgiJZ3aXBdGM8

Friday May 21 11-12pm

  • Anders Tobiason – On “Developing Information Literate Abilities”: Uncovering Whiteness at the Center of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
  • Lynda Irons – Transparent Teaching in Action:  Developing a First-Year Seminar Lesson Plan
  • Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen and Alla Powers – An Adaptive/Open Information Literacy Model for the Sciences

Registration form: https://forms.gle/2cFbVc8WWuAUJEeG6

Registration is open to any person, so register soon! The sessions will be recorded.  If you register, we will email you a link to the recording after the session.  Questions about the sessions can be directed to ilago.chair@gmail.com

Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon

https://ilago.wordpress.com/

May 1, 2021 (Vol. 29, No. 8): ASSOCIATION NEWS

The 2021 ORCA winners and 2022 ORCA nominees were announced at the Oregon Library Association annual conference on 4/22/2021.

To see the winners and nominee lists, go to the ORCA blog. 

The 2021-2022 ORCA Resource Guide is in the works and will be available in early June. New google slides with book talks and new bookmarks will be available very soon.

May 1, 2021 (Vol. 29, No. 8): ASSOCIATION NEWS

1. We are thinking about the following topics:

April: Programming

May: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Services

2. We invite you to pick among the menu of webinars or articles related to that month’s topic from the list above:

Only choose the webinars or articles that interest you!

3. Join us for a debrief session!  These will be informal discussions around each topic.

Summer Reading Peer Support

Looking for a buddy to help you through the summer reading season?  Fill out our Peer Support Form and we will help you connect with someone.

Check out our updated Summer Reading webpage.

Join us for our Spring Board Meeting

May 3, 2021 at 1 pm

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84478022461

CSD Spring Fundraiser: Virtual Auction, Bidding ends on May 1st

Go to: https://www.auctria.com/auction/CSDSpringWorkshopFundraiser

You can support the mission and purpose of the CSD by making a purchase at our virtual auction.  Browse the collection for an impressive selection of quality books. Your purchase helps us fund future scholarships and workshops. 

May 1, 2021 (Vol. 29, No. 8): ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Oregon Library Association’s Awards Committee is delighted to widely announce the recipients of the following awards which were announced at the OLA Conference on Friday, April 23. 

Presidents’ Award (conferred by President Kate Lasky and Past-President Elaine Hirsch): Marci Ramiro-Jenkins

Oregon Library Employee of the year: Lauren Calbreath

Oregon Library Supporter of the year: Barbara Wright

OLA EDI Anti-Racism Recognition Award (Inaugural award!): Max Macias

Oregon Librarian of the year: Librarians and Staff of the State Library of Oregon

Children Services Division’s Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award: Tehlor Kay Mejia

Public Library Division’s Pearl Award: Lanel Jackson

Congratulations on this well deserved recognition!

OLA Awards Committee:

  • Elsa Loftis, Portland State University, Chair
  • Leah Griffith, Newberg Public Library, Retired, Past-Chair
  • Esther Moberg, Seaside Public Library
  • Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library
  • Karen Muller, Hillsboro Public Library
  • Susan Stone, Portland Public Schools
  • Emily O’Neal, Deschutes Public Library