Reminder and deadline extension for PLD scholarship
The Public Library Division of OLA is offering up to $500 in scholarship money to one or more recipients to support attendance at the PNLA Leadership Institute in October 2008. For information about the Leadership Institute, visit the PNLA website at http://www.pnla.org/.
The full application form includes the specific requirements. Two of the most important are that the application is due June 1st, 2008 (deadline extension) and the applicant must be a member of the Public Library Division at the time of application.
If you have any questions please contact: Carol Uhte, PLD Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for the 2008 SSD Conference is Now Open
Visit http://www.olaweb.org then click on the Events tab and the SSD logo for the
latest information on conference details and scholarships.
You can look forward to being REJUVENATED through camaraderie with old and new friends, learning, discussing, listening, and brainstorming with your library support staff peers. An enthusiastic keynote address by local storyteller Anne-Louise Sterry will invigorate you for the
fantastic breakout sessions to follow:
– Zines, Culture, & the Library
– Office Safety and Ergonomics Awareness
– Oregon Reads
– Social Internet – BIT Mobile
– Communication as Leadership
– OCLC Applications of FRBR
– “A Day in the Life” of a Library Assistant
Conference to be held Friday, July 18 in beautiful Newport, Oregon at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn. The registration fee includes a full buffet breakfast AND lunch! You won’t want to miss out – REGISTER NOW!!
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OLA/WLA Presentations Posted to NWCentral
Congratulations to the Oregon and Washington Library Associations on a successful conference last month!
If you were not able to attend the conference, missed a session, or just want to review what was covered, you will find many of the presentations and handouts from the conference have been posted on NWCentral (http://nwcentral.org ). You can search for a particular presentation by name or title, or enter OLA/WLA 2008 in the search box to see everything that has been posted. You can also browse by topic.
**Attention Conference Presenters** – – if you attempted to post your materials earlier and were not successful, please try again! A glitch in the login system has been fixed.
NWCentral will be conducting usability testing and refining the site this summer. We need your suggestions! Please send your feedback about NWCentral’s interface, content, functionality or anything else to email@example.com .
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Carmen Bernier-Grand Wins Oregon Library Association’s Lampman Award
Oregon author Carmen Bernier-Grand is the most recent recipient of the 2008 Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award given by the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association. The award was announced at the recent Oregon Library Association’s annual conference. The Lampman Award is Oregon’s most notable and prestigious award for library service to children.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Carmen Bernier-Grand has lived with her family in Portland Oregon for over twenty years.
Her works, written for children and young adults include: “In the Shade of the Nispero Tree”; “Juan Bobo: Four Folktales from Puerto Rico”; and “Cesar, Si Se Puede!” a biography of Cesar Chavez.
Oregon is fortunate to be home for this nationally known author of fiction and non-fiction exploring and celebrating Latino culture
The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award was established in 1982 to honor a living Oregon author, librarian, or educator who has made a significant contribution to Oregon in the fields of children’s literature and library services.
It is awarded annually by the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association. The award presentation was made at a special evening Evelyn Sibley Lampman reception during the recent Oregon Library Association Conference. The award is given in memory of Evelyn Sibley Lampman (1907-1980), noted Oregon teacher, journalist, and author of children’s books.
Dan R. White, Chair, Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award Committee