Vision 2020 Process Begins / CSD Mock Caldecott Workshop / OLA/OASL Legislative Day / ACRL-OR Scholarship Opportunities / OLA Conference 2009: Call for Showcases / Past Presidents Tattoo Competition / Oregon Reads 2009 Update / OLE’ Nominations Sought / Support People for Oregon Libraries
***Vision 2020 Process Begins
On December 10, the first meeting of the Vision 2020 Committee kicked off the process for this futuristic planning effort that OLA engages in every 10 years. Provocative discussion and interesting metaphors arose at this first meeting — the planning effort was characterized as an attempt to get all types of libraries on the same page about the future of library services — Vision 2020 will be the page to stand on. Remaining relevant together was put forth as a unifying concept. “What will free be worth in 2020?” was a question asked. You will be hearing more about Vision 2020’s inclusive input processes which will entail electronic and in-person methodologies.
The Vision 2020 chair is Teresa Landers, Deputy Director at Corvallis-Benton County Library, with assistance from Anne-Marie Deitering, OLA Member-at-Large and Undergraduate Learning Initiatives Librarian at Valley Library, OSU. I’m pleased to announce the full committee representing school, public, academic, special, metro, suburban, rural, Eastern, Central, Southern, and Valley libraries and professional and paraprofessional library staff. With the support of boards and bosses they responded to the invitation to serve and stepped up for subcommittee assignments too!
Perry Stokes, Director, Baker County Library District
Ann Carlisle, Librarian, Guy Lee and Moffitt Elementary Schools (Springfield)
Amy Blossom, Branch Manager, Ashland Branch-Jackson County Library
Aimee Meuchel, Teen Services Librarian, Tualatin Public Library
Ann Miller, Metadata Services and Digital Projects Librarian, Knight Library, University of Oregon
Steph Miller, Programming Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Sheila Grier, Reference Librarian, Deschutes Public Library System
Aaron Schmidt, Digital Services Librarian (telecommutes!), District of Columbia Public Library
Allie Flanary, Faculty Librarian, Portland Community College
Darci Hanning, Techology Development Consultant, Oregon State Library
–posted by Mary Ginnane, OLA President, firstname.lastname@example.org
***CSD Mock Caldecott Workshop
Plan to join us for the 2009 Mock Caldecott, which will be held on Saturday, January 10 at Salem Public Library. Nell Colburn, 2009 Caldecott Chair, and Steven Engelfried, former Caldecott committee member, will again lead the continuing education piece of this popular workshop. The workshop cost is just $15 and includes a snack and lunch. The registration form and the list of titles to be considered during the workshop are linked to the CSD website at http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=61033 in order to give you time to find and read the chosen titles before the workshop.
***OLA/OASL Legislative Day
SAVE THE DATE! March 5, 2009 8:30 to 3:00
Join your colleagues for a day of talking to legislators, hearing about issues, checking out the remodeled Capitol, and helping keep libraries visible in the political decision making process. More details to follow. Contact Janet Webster for more information (email@example.com, 541-867-0108).
Want to keep up professionally but don’t have the funds or time to travel to national or even regional conferences? Take advantage of the wealth of online professional learning opportunities with help from ACRL-Oregon Chapter’s E-learning Scholarship fund!
***Call for Showcase Presenters: 2009 OLA Annual Conference
Does your library have an innovative, unusual, or highly successful program that you’d like to share with your colleagues? Have you recently completed research or grant-funded work that would be of interest and use to the Oregon library community? If so, consider participating in one of the OLA Annual Conference program showcases.
Showcases will consist of approximately 15 drop-in sessions, sharing a large area, with display tables. Attendees can visit with the presenters one-on-one to discuss their programs, services, and projects. This allows a wide variety of participation from libraries and a more direct, focused interaction from attendees.
For the 2009 OLA Annual Conference, we will be hosting showcases on the following three topics:
— Staff Training and User Instruction
— Library Outreach Activities
— Innovative and Grant-Funded Programs
Interested in presenting at a showcase? Please submit a completed Showcase Proposal found on the 2009 OLA Conference website. For questions about the Showcase program, please contact Sue Kunda, 2009 OLA Showcase Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.737-7262.
All proposals are due by December 22, 2008. The final list of showcases will be set by January 5, 2009.
Attendees of the WLA/OLA Joint Conference of 2008 will fondly recall the magic of the Past President’s Booth, where temporary tattoos were liberally applied to giddy librarians. Yes, it would be hard to top that…but we can try! The event was so successful that we are going for a repeat performance, with a twist: a contest!
Who: you and your artistic, graphic-designing friends
What: a contest to design a graphic that will be turned into a tattoo and sold at the 2009 OLA Annual Conference in Salem, proceeds of which go to the OLA Scholarship Fund
When: must be submitted to Mo no later than January 30. For purposes of actually getting this art work turned into a tattoo, please send your artwork using CMYK defined colors at 300 ppi or better, saved as EPS or TIFF.
Where: to be premiered at the 2009 OLA Annual Conference
Why: to create a pointless need for all conference goers and friends and family of conference goers to sport a tattoo of your design.
How: very carefully-picture this on someone’s body-no don’t do that
There is a prize! Besides the terrific honor of having your design turned into a tattoo (think how great that will look on your resume), the first place winner will receive $50, 10 mudflap boy or girl tattoos, and of course, world fame. Runners-up will also get 10 tattoos. Decision will be based on the completely subjective whims of the Past Presidents.
For more information, contact Mo at 541.682.8314 or email@example.com! Happy tattoo planning!
***Oregon Reads 2009 Update
The WOW! Packages for Oregon public libraries have been assembled and mailed this week. Each package contains an informational cover letter and press release, a poster, 100 full-color bookmarks and 10 buttons. If you do not receive your package, please contact Katie Anderson at the State Library [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Fun Oregon Reads promotional items are now available through Café Press (http://www.cafepress.com). Just type “Oregon reads” in the search box to see mugs, T-shirts, book bags, even pet bowls and shirts customized with the Oregon Reads logo. These make great premiums or program giveaways – staff members love them, too!
***OLE’ Award Nominations Sought
To all PLD members,
Do you know someone who deserves special recognition? Someone who has taken “the bull by the horns” and gotten the job done in extraordinary circumstances? Or someone who has quietly gone the extra mile to contribute to library service in your community or to the greater library community? It is time to put forward your nominations for the Public Library Division’s OLE’ award!
This year we are using a Member Clicks form. Here is the link: https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=53515.
The deadline is Feb 15th 2009. The OLE’ award is given out at the PLD dinner on Wednesday evening at the OLA conference.
***Top 5 reasons to support People for Oregon Libraries
#5. Your contribution to People for Oregon Libraries helps to strengthen the voice of libraries in critical public policy decisions. The Oregon Library Association cannot legally contribute to campaigns; People for Oregon Libraries can.
#4. This year People for Oregon Libraries supported 24 candidates for the Oregon Legislature. ALL 24 won their elections and will be serving in the 2009 Legislative Session — many of them in critical leadership positions.
#3. People for Oregon Libraries supports local library funding measures too! People for Oregon Libraries will be there when your library goes to the voters.
#2. Your colleagues decide the contributions. The current board is Sarah Beasley, Janet Webster, Mary Ginnane, and Connie Anderson-Cohoon. They welcome your suggestions!
#1. All of this costs you nothing! If you contribute by December 31, 2008, your contribution may be taken as a CREDIT on your 2008 state income taxes — up to $100 on a joint return and up to $50 on a single return.
Send your contribution today to:
People for Oregon Libraries
833 SW 11th Ave., Ste. 315
Portland OR 97205