November 1, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 19) – News

ACRL-OR Scholarship Winners / CSD Workshop / IFC Award / OYAN Mock Printz WorkshopTSRT WorkshopLibrarians in China

***ACRL-OR Scholarship Winners
Join the Association of College and Research Libraries- Oregon Board in congratulating Amy Hofer (Portland State University) and Nyssa Walsh (Oregon Health & Sciences University) — our 2010 ACRL Oregon & Washington Joint Fall Conference Scholarship Winners!

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***Children’s’ Services Division’s Fall Workshop
Saturday, November 6, 2010
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lebanon Public Library in Lebanon, OR

Get the latest scoop from the State Library, discuss the CSLP Rules of Use changes, learn what’s going on around the state, and participate in our annual fundraising efforts – bring items to be auctioned off in either the silent auction or the fast-paced oral auction. After lunch, speaker Dr. Christyn Dundorf, Director of Early Education and Family Studies
at Portland Community College, will talk about positive behavioral intervention and dealing with children at storytime.   Dr. Dundorf was a Project Coordinator and author of the Early Words Training Initiative, and is an expert in early literacy.

Registration is only $20, which includes morning coffee, snacks and lunch!  Join us for a day filled with information, fundraising friendship and fun!  Registration Deadline is Wednesday, November 3, 2010.  Click here to register:

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Krist Obrist, CSD Chair, at or 503-751-0182.

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***IFC Award
Has someone or some organization you know been a real champion for Intellectual Freedom recently?  Recognize their efforts by suggesting they be given the Intellectual Freedom Champion Award from OLA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee.  Nominations are now open. Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 4, 2011, and the recipient will be announced at our annual meeting in April 2011.

For information about the award and for the nominations form, go to the IFC web page: OLA-IFC   (

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***OYAN’s Mock Printz Workshop
There’s still time to register and attend the annual Oregon Young Adult Network Mock Printz Award Workshop.  Teens are welcome to participate.

Saturday, January 8, 2011, from 1-5:00 p.m.
US Bank Room, Multnomah County Central Library
801 SW 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97205

To Register: Email Susan Smallsreed ( with name, agency, and email address of each participant.

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***TSRT Workshop on MarcEdit
November 1, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. the OLA Tech Services Round Table registration will close for the MarcEdit Workshop to be held in Portland on November 8, 2010.  Please join us for this workshop!

A MarcEdit Workshop with Terry Reese
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 is currently still open.

Direct link to OLA TSRT workshop registration form:  For any registration questions, please contact Ann Miller at  To all who have previously registered, thank you.

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***Follow the Oregon Librarians in China Blog
If you have not already done so, take a look at the blog being kept by Amy Lee (Fort Vancouver Regional Library District), Brandon Barnett (Multnomah County Library) and Nancy Hoover (Marylhurst University) – plus State Librarian Jim Scheppke — at  These intrepid adventurers teach us much about intercultural exchanges, libraries and life in China, and the joys of travel.  To learn more about the topics in the subject line above, take a few moments to read their blog!

As part of the Horner Exchange Project, our three Oregon librarians are currently traveling in Fujian Province, China, for a three week visit to libraries and cultural centers.  They are learning about the state of librarianship in public and university libraries as well as giving presentations in their areas of expertise.

Oregon State Librarian Jim Scheppke was also travelling with the Horner delegates for part of their trip to Fujian Province.  He is now back in the States.

The Horner Library Staff Exchange Project is an exchange of library staff between Fujian Province, China, and Oregon, for the purpose of sharing professional knowledge about library and information science. It was established through a generous gift from the late Dr. Layton Horner to the Oregon State Library, and continues through a partnership between the Oregon State Library and OLA’s International Relations Round Table. Our international partners are the Fujian Provincial Library and the Fujian Library Association. Fujian is Oregon’s sister province in China and the Fujian Provincial Library maintains a sister library relationship with the Oregon State Library.

Richard Sapon-White, Coordinator
2010 Horner Library Staff Exchange Project

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