***OLA Hotline Editor Position
Interested in getting more involved with OLA? Editing the OLA Hotline is a great way to keep in touch with OLA leadership and members while providing a valuable service to the organization. I will be passing the torch to a new Hotline Editor this coming fall, so I am now fielding statements of interest in this position. If you are interested in the Hotline Editor position or have any questions, please email me at email@example.com. Thanks!
OLA Hotline Editor
- Vice-President/President-Elect: Robert Hulshof-Schmidt, Program Manager, Government Research Services, Oregon State Library
- Secretary: Emily Papagni, L-net Partner Support Librarian, Multnomah County Library
- ALA Representative: Hannah Gascho Rempel, Biosciences Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries
OLA will be served well by these new officers. Much appreciation to the other candidates on the slate: Dolores Judkins, Ted Smith, and Suzanne Sager, and to Susan Barnes Whyte who served with me on the Nominating Committee. Thanks for voting…
Mary Ginnane, OLA Past-President, firstname.lastname@example.org
***Support Staff Division Gateways Conference
Registration is now open for Gateways 2010, the 16th annual conference of Oregon Library Association’s Support Staff Division. https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=82926 (You can see the whole program on the registration form.) I’m extremely pleased to be able to say that our “Sweet 16” conference looks to be excellent. I had tough choices to make for every single session.
Past OLA President, Oregon City Library director and strong support staff backer Maureen Cole will be giving the keynote address.
Carolee Harrison of PSU will be leading an all-day book repair workshop. If you have never attended one of these, or have never been able to attend a hands-on session, get ready for a wonderful experience. You will learn, and you will reinforce what you learn with expert guidance. Just what the book doctor ordered.
Other topics include: On the Front Lines: Support Staff and Intellectual Freedom; Serving Patrons with Disabilities; Treasures from the Vaults: Special Collections in Oregon Libraries; Stable Libraries, Stable Jobs; Author, Author (a session on support staffers pursuing writing careers; and the ever-popular A Day in the Life of a Library Assistant.
Amenities include a breakfast buffet, lunch, basket raffles, and many opportunities to network with your peers.
The conference will be held Friday, July 23 with registration and breakfast from 7:30-8:30, and runs from 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Salem Conference Center ( http://salemconferencecenter.org/ ).
This is going to be a good one. I hope to see you there!
Susan Gilmont, SSD Chair
Guin Library, Hatfield Marine Science Center|
***Oregon Reader’s Choice Award Logo Contest
Since the ORCA award is so new, we stand in need of a logo! Folks on the ORCA committee thought it would be super-cool if an Oregon youth designed the logo. Thus, the contest was born.
The contest is open to all Oregon children who are able to take part in ORCA voting. We hope to have the logo in place by the beginning of the 10/11 school year in order to coincide with our back-to-school publicity campaign.
The Oregon Library Association’s ORCA Book Award Logo Contest will include artwork submitted between Monday June 14, 2010 and Friday August 13, 2010. No entries will be accepted after that date. The winning design will be used for all Oregon Reader’s Choice Award materials, such as posters, bookmarks, forms, flyers, etc.
The ORCA is intended to be a fun and exciting way for Oregon youth in grades 4-12 to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers. During the course of the school year, Oregon students choose their favorite book in a real-life democratic process. For more information on the ORCA, please visit: http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=109508
For full details on submitting an entry, contact Trey Imfeld, email@example.com.
***Call for Articles: OLA Quarterly Winter Issue
The OLA Quarterly’s Winter Issue will be about librarians and libraries that are “Doing More with Less: Creative Strategies in the New Economy.” Librarians and library staff are a resourceful and creative group. This issue is about using that creative resourcefulness to meet user needs.
- Are you trying to meet patron needs with fewer funds than ever before?
- How are you reaching out to patrons in the new economy?
- What kinds of partnerships are you developing / have you developed to meet needs?
- What creative ideas has your library successfully implemented, using the talents of staff, faculty, and / or volunteers to make the best of the challenging economic climate?
Please send a brief summary (250 words or less) of your proposed article by July 15th, 2010 to Tricia Juettemeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. OLA Quarterly author guidelines are available here: http://web.memberclicks.com/mc/page.do?sitePageId=64570&orgId=ola.