ACRL Awards / Intellectual Freedom Committee Seeks Members / SSD Welcomes New Officers / OLA at League of Oregon Cities Meeting / OLA Conference 2009: Call for Proposals / 2008 Performer’s Showcase / OASL Joint Conference Banquet / ACRL-OR Conference
*** ACRL Awards
Nominations and applications for ACRL awards are due December 5, 2008! These special recognitions enhance the sense of personal growth and accomplishment of ACRL members, provide membership with role models, and strengthen the image of membership in the eyes of employers, leadership, and the academic community as a whole.
Complete details about ACRL awards can be found in the 2009 awards press release (http://www.ala.org/ala/pressreleases2008/September2008/ACRL2009nominations.cfm) or the Awards section of the ACRL Web site (http://www.ala.org/acrl).
*** Intellectual Freedom Committee Seeks Members
The new year has just started (OLA’s new year, that is) and the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) has two open membership positions to fill immediately. If you’re interested in tackling such issues as censorship, Internet filtering, challenges to library materials, patron privacy and confidentiality, or open access to information, then contact Bob Kingston, IFC Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to get involved. Representatives from public or school libraries are encouraged to join.
*** SSD Welcomes New Officers
Congratulations to the newly-elected SSD officers for the upcoming year. They are: Cathy Zgraggen, Chair, Deschutes Public Library; Susan Gilmont, Chair-Elect(vice chair), Hatfield Marine Science Library; Kristyn Johnson, Recorder, Eugene Public Library; Rea Andrew, Treasurer, Newberg Public Library; Margaret Harmon-Myers, Archivist, Eugene Public Library.
*** OLA at the League of Oregon Cities Annual Meeting
OLA Legislation and Development Committee is working with the State Library and L-Net to staff a booth at the League of Oregon Cities Meeting in Salem in early October. We will be highlighting library services to children and our increased importance during hard economic times. We also intend to remind attendees of that public management of public libraries serves our communities best. If you have a great brochure or program on economic development, outreach to small businesses, resume building, etc. please send these to Alice LaViolette at the Oregon State Library. If you have questions, contact Janet Webster – email@example.com or 541-867-0108.
*** OLA Conference 2009: Call for Programs
Planning for the 2009 OLA Conference is underway! The conference, April 1-3, 2009, returns to the Salem Conference Center in Salem, OR. This year’s theme is: Oregon Reads: One State, Many Stories and you are welcome to incorporate the theme into your proposals, if you feel inspired to do so.
The Program Committee is now accepting preconference and program proposals. The OLA Conference will continue its tradition of asking you to secure a sponsor from an OLA unit for your proposal. The deadline for OLA preconference and program proposals is: SEPTEMBER 22, 2008.
Please use the web forms at http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=74389&orgId=ola to submit your proposals. The Program Committee will acknowledge receipt of proposals within three business days. Final preconference and program decisions will be made by the OLA Conference Committee and announced by October 31, 2008.
OLA 2009 will once again feature showcases! The deadline for showcase submission will be in November. A separate call will go out for showcase proposals.
Key conference information is available at: http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=74389&orgId=ola.
The Performer’s Showcase occurs once every two years, so don’t miss your chance to see these talented children’s performers. Please don’t forget to pass this information on to other folks in your community – teachers, PTA leaders, Parks and Recreation staff, and others – who might be interested in learning about children’s performers.
Performers from all over the Northwest will preview 5 minutes of their work. Each audience member receives a manual that includes one page of information about each performer and provides all the information needed to schedule an event.
Please note the extended hours, which are necessary due to the tremendous response we’ve have from performers this year. The lunch will be brown bag, as the lunch break is only one-half hour, so don’t forget to bring your lunch with you. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m.
The cost to attend is $10, payable by check or credit card through the CSD page on the OLA website or link directly at https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=48996. Please register no later than Saturday, September 20 in order to allow time for the printing of a sufficient number of manuals. Contact BJ Quinlan at 503.588.6039 or email if you have questions.
*** OASL Joint Conference Banquet
The public is invited to attend a special event on Friday, October 10, 2008
at the Ballroom of the Portland Convention Center, 777 NE ML King Blvd., where Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt will be the conference banquet speaker at the joint conference of the Oregon Association of School Libraries and the Washington Library Media Association.
Banquet attendees not attending the conference may purchase tickets for the
McCourt banquet by credit card at www.oemawlma2008.org. Ticket price is
$50, with or without the meal. For additional information, contact Carol Mackey at Mountain View High School: 360-604-6142.
*** ACRL-OR Conference
Plan to attend the academic division’s annual conference at Menucha, themed The Once and Future Catalog. The library catalog is in a state of transition, as new products have emerged to revolutionize the patron’s experience in using this key finding tool for our collections. We will learn from libraries across the country that have led the way in transforming their library catalogs, as well as librarians from our region who can share their experience with local next generation catalog options. Please join your colleagues for two days of interesting discussion, beautiful scenery, and great company. For more information, see our website: http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=64393