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

OLA/OASL Merger Update / TSRT MarcEdit Workshop / OYAN Workshop and Meeting / ORCA Logo Winner

***OLA-OASL Merger Update
The OLA-OASL Joint Committee on School-Public Library Cooperation met on Monday, September 13th, and reviewed a draft proposal for merging OASL (Oregon Association of School Libraries) into OLA. A subcommittee of the Joint Committee is researching all aspects of the topic and prepared the proposal to present to the OASL Board and membership at the OASL Conference in October and to the OLA Board in November (tentative). The Joint Committee provided valuable input. If the proposal is still moving forward after the OLA and OASL Boards review the next steps involve communication to the memberships of both organizations, including at the OLA 2011 Annual Conference, OASL spring regional conferences, and the OASL 2011 Annual Conference.

This article is part of the communications plan about the activities taking place. Votes of the membership of both organizations will be needed to finalize a merger.

If you have concerns, questions or input please contact any member of the Joint Committee on School-Public Library Cooperation: OLA members Ian Duncanson, Chair, Bob Schroeder, Lee Catalano, Mary Ginnane; OASL members Ruth Murray, Susan Stone, Carol Dinges, Merrie Olsen; State Library representatives Jim Scheppke, Katie Anderson, Jen Maurer.

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***Tech Services Workshop on MarcEdit
MarcEdit is a widely used and freely downloadable software suite designed to facilitate the batch processing of records. The software may be used in a variety of scenarios including editing and customization of vendor records, database maintenance, and batch editing of metadata in MARC and XML formats. MarcEdit is a valuable tool for libraries of all sizes and missions to manage ever increasing amounts of metadata from multiple sources.

Terry Reese will provide an introduction to the software as well as covering more advanced functionality including processing XML metadata and using MarcEdit’s built-in OAI harvester to generate MARC records from OAI repositories (as housed in DSpace or CONTENTdm).

November 8, 2010
White Stag Building
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR  97209

$35 for OLA/TSRT members
$45 for all others
Lunch is included in the registration fee.
Registration will open via the OLA website Oct. 5, 2010.

Please join us for this workshop!

Not yet a member of the Tech Services Round Table?  Membership in TSRT is open to all OLA members delivering technical services or interested in such service.  Annual Dues are just $5.

To join OLA or to add TSRT to your membership see the online OLA membership form: https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=11490 and pay by check or credit card.

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***Oregon Young Adult Network Workshop and Membership Meeting
Geek Out!:  Using Technology with Teens @ Your Library
OYAN Fall Workshop
Friday, October 22, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tualatin Public Library

 Your pals at OYAN have created an opportunity for you to touch and talk about technology teens use today and learn how you may use it for programming and reference. You are invited to this FREE workshop that will include a presentation on teens and technology, a technology petting zoo and the chance to share your ideas while getting inspired by your colleges. Join us for this fun, hands-on, multi-media learning experience. If you’d like to join us, please email K’Lyn Hann and let her know you will be there: klyn.hann@newbergoregon.gov

 OYAN’s Fall membership meeting will immediately follow the Geek Out! workshop.
Friday, October 22, 1-4 PM
Tualatin Public Library

Come for a workshop and stay for the meeting!  OYAN meetings are lively and fun and not just business!  Share any new books and program ideas with your colleagues.  Learn some new ones.  And help strengthen teen services in libraries.

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***ORCA Logo Contest Winner

The Oregon Reader’s Choice Award committee of the Oregon Library Association is pleased to announce the winner of its recent statewide Logo Contest (co-sponsored by OYAN)!

 Sarah Gilroy, at 10th grader at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, has designed a bold image that will proudly represent the ORCA for years to come.

The Oregon Reader’s Choice Award was founded in 2010.  The award 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.
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