November 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 20) – Happenings

LSTA Advisory Council / Online NW Scholarships / VOYA/YALSA Research Grant / Library Journal Marketing Summit / Acquisitions Institute Call for Proposals

***LSTA Advisory Council Members Sought
Want to be in on the action?  Like to be part of the big picture of library services in Oregon?   The State Library has an opportunity for you!

The Oregon State Library staff is looking for new members for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council. We’d really appreciate hearing about any people you would like to suggest for one of the vacancies (including yourself), especially for disadvantaged populations. Please suggest possible people by November 15th.

Use our survey at to make suggestions.  Out of all the suggestions made, two people will be nominated for each vacancy. New Council members will be elected at the December 10, 2010 meeting of the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees. The State Library tries to have a good geographic representation of Oregon in the Council, which may influence who is nominated.

We are looking for suggestions for:

  • Academic Library Representative (1 position)
  • Disadvantaged People Representative (1 position)
  • Library Users Representative (1 position)
  • Public Library Representative (1 position)
  • School Library Representative (1 position)

The LSTA Advisory Council is a 13-member body that advises the State Library Board on LSTA competitive grants and statewide programs. Terms on the Council are for three years. Elected people would serve from January 2011 to December 2013. The Council normally meets twice a year in Salem (May and September), with special meetings as needed. The May meeting may be a day and a half. All travel expenses are reimbursed for Council members to attend meetings. Funds for substitutes may be available, please contact us for information. Minutes from Council meetings and information on Council members can be found at:

Thank you for helping the LSTA Council to represent the Oregon library community. Please contact Ann Reed at 503-378-5027 or  if you have any questions.

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***Online Northwest Conference Scholarships
Want to attend Online Northwest 2011, but don¹t have the funds?  The Online Northwest conference planning committee is offering 5 scholarships covering the cost conference registration.  Applications will be considered based on both merit and need.

Apply at by December 15th.  Responses will be sent no later than January 3, 2011.  For questions contact Dawn LoweWincentsen at, or Karen Munro at

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***2011 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA) is offering the Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant for 2011.  This grant of $1000 provides seed money for small-scale projects that will encourage research that responds to the YALSA Research Agenda.

Details regarding the applications for the 2011 Frances Henne YALSA/VOYA Research Grant are available from the YALSA Web site at  Applications for the grant are due in the YALSA Office by Dec. 1.

For more information please contact us via e-mail,; or by phone: 800-545-2433 x 4387.

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***Library Journal Summit on Marketing for Library Directors
Libraries have never faced more challenging times. With usage way up and dollars down, libraries need to know how to tell their stories in powerful ways that will turn stakeholders into strong library supporters.

Join Library Journal and its partners at the San Francisco Public Library for an exciting two-day seminar. The seminar will focus on helping library directors and marketing staff maximize the newest techniques and tools for getting their library’s message out to key audiences.

The Summit will pull experts from the business, nonprofit and library worlds who will guide participants in creating marketing plans that will build support for the library from customers, funders and partners.  Participants will leave the Summit knowing how to:

  • Assess their current marketing activities and materials
  • Understand their audiences and know the best ways to deliver targeted messages and information to them
  • Create a brand that connects their audiences to their library
  • Shape powerful messages that will inform and build stakeholder support
  • Design and implement a marketing plan that energizes library staff and creates opportunities for involvement at all staffing levels

The Summit is designed to allow participants to learn through inspiring presentations, analysis of real marketing activities, and access to experts who can answer participants’ library marketing challenges.

Registration is open to library directors only, although we encourage you to bring* members of your marketing team (*please note, each attendee will need to register separately).

Date: December 6-7, 2010
Place: San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street  San Francisco, CA
Register here:

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***Acquisitions Institute Call for Proposals
The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge is now accepting presentation proposals for the 11th Annual Institute, in May, 2011.  All aspects of acquisitions and collection development are appropriate.   See: The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal (abstract of 200 words or less) is December 30, 2010.

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