October 1, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 17) – Happenings

Oregon Archives Crawl / Intellectual Freedom Discussion / AASL Workshop / ACRL eLearning / ACRL Immersion Program / Just for Fun

***Oregon Archives Crawl
Everyone is invited to join us for the first annual Oregon Archives Crawl this October in celebration of Oregon Archives Month.  Walk, bike, run, or crawl between four different downtown locations and learn what local archives have to offer researchers, students, genealogists, scholars, homeowners, history buffs, and the curious of any age. We have something for everyone, old and young, native Oregonian and visitor passing through, professional and novice.

Travel at your leisure between the Portland Archives and Records Center, the Portland State University Library, Multnomah County Central Library and the Oregon Historical Society.  At each place you can tour the facilities and participate in activities that bring history to life. The Oregon Historical Society and the Multnomah County Central Library will also be hosting displays by other area archives including the Oregon Jewish Museum, Willamette University, Lewis & Clark College, the Oregon State University, the Mazamas and the Washington County Museum. Each location and participating organization will have family friendly activities throughout the day.

A free Archives Crawl “passport” will be issued to help you navigate the crawl. A fully stamped passport enters you in a raffle drawing at our After Party at the Oregon Historical Society, where there will be light refreshments, live music and a whole lot of fun.

Join us for the first annual Oregon Archives Crawl and become a part of history!

First Annual Oregon Archives Crawl
Saturday, October 2
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public
Starting at any of the following locations: Portland Archives &
Records Center, Portland State University Millar Library, Multnomah
County Central Library or the Oregon Historical Society.

The After Party hosted by the Oregon Historical Society
Saturday, October 2

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public
Enjoy fun, music, and raffle prizes!

For more information, including a complete list of participating organizations: http://pdxarchivists.wordpress.com/
For questions contact Anne LeVant Prahl (curator@ojm.org / 503.226.3600).

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***Intellectual Freedom Discussion
Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom: a discussion.
Led by Candace Morgan, a board member of the Oregon ACLU and member of the board of trustees of the Freedom to Read foundation of the American Library Association.

Monday October 11 at 6:30PM
Midland Regional Library
805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97233
Call Naomi Angier, reference librarian, at 503-988-5735 for more information or email Naomi at naomia@multcolib.org

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***American Association of School Libraries Workshop
AASL’s Fall Forum will be held in Portland, Oregon on November 5-6.  It could not be closer to have a nationally-known Paige Johnson speak to school library personnel about 21st century learning. The topic is, The Essentials for 21st-Century Learning.  Students may be as familiar with modern research tools as their teachers but they still lack the skills necessary to responsibly and effectively navigate the educational environment. In Focus is designed to help school librarians focus learning on the essentials and connect their programs to current educational concepts now at the core of curriculum.

This is a marvelous opportunity as AASL “heads west!”

For further information please see:  www.ala.org/aasl/fallforum.  There is also a team of three rate for $599.

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***ACRL E-Learning Scholarships
ACRL is pleased to announce our new e-Learning scholarship program.  ACRL is funding twenty e-Learning webcast scholarships in order to help librarians, library school students, and staff maximize their professional development dollars during these challenging economic times.

  • Purpose
    To provide opportunities for librarians, library school students or support staff to update their skills and knowledge by participating in an ACRL e-Learning webcast.
  • Award
    Twenty scholarships will be awarded.  Each scholarship covers the cost of the ACRL e-Learning webcast registration fee.

Scholarships can be redeemed for ACRL e-learning webcasts offered between January 1 – August 31, 2011. 

  • Technical Requirements
    A computer with an Internet connection, speaker, and microphone is required to participate in an ACRL webcast.
  • How to Apply
    Applications must be submitted via the scholarship application form  <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N7PTRPJ> .  NOTE: Only electronic submissions will be considered.  The form does not allow submissions to be saved and resumed. Prepare your answers and have your statement of support before starting the online application.  Please double-check all your answers before pushing the ‘submit’ button.
  • Deadline
    The application deadline is October 22, 2010. 
  • Notifications
    Notifications will be issued by early December 2010. 
  • Applicant Criteria
    Scholarship applicants must:
    * be ACRL members
    * complete the scholarship application form  <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N7PTRPJ>
    * submit a brief written statement (approx. 300 words) that describes how participation in an ACRL e-learning webcast meets your professional needs and goals.
  • Selection Criteria
    The ACRL Professional Development Scholarships Committee will review and select scholarship applicants based on their application and response to the written statement.  The committee will strive to achieve both diversity and balance among scholarship recipients and preference will be given to individuals who have not previously been awarded an ACRL scholarship. Individuals may only receive one ACRL scholarship per professional development event.
  • Questions
    Please contact mconahan@ala.org with questions

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***ACRL Immersion Program
ACRL is currently accepting applications for the Immersion ’11 Program Teacher and Program tracks to be held July 24-29, 2011, at Seattle University. The ACRL Immersion ’11 Program provides four-and-a-half days of intensive information literacy training and education for academic librarians.

Acceptance to Immersion ’11 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. Complete program and track details, along with application materials, are available online. The application deadline is December 1, 2010, and notifications will be issued in February 2011.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522, or e-mail mconahan@ala.org.

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***Just for Fun
Are you cutting budgets in your library?  Perhaps this video will bring a smile back to your face! Enjoy!

-Submitted by Connie Anderson-Cohoon
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