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

ACRL-OR/WA Conference Recap / OLA-Q: Call for Writers / Mock Printz Workshop / Lampman Award / OLA MLIS Scholarships

***ACRL-OR/WA Conference Recap
The ACRL Oregon and Washington Joint Fall Conference was held at Menucha on Oct. 28-29. If you weren’t able to attend or if you are just curious, you can still check it out.

Visit the ACRL Oregon blog to see a recap with links to videos and photos:

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 ***Call for Writers for the OLA Quarterly 2011 Spring Edition
The OLA Quarterly’s Spring 2011 issue will be about library staff and their travels, libraries as destinations, and how our library wanderlust has unearthed a variety of discoveries and surprises.

Through “Library Wonders and Wanderings: Travels Near and Far,” we will share our stories.  If you enjoy visiting libraries when you travel, have worked in a library abroad, have “discovered” a library while on a trip or make travel plans to include libraries – I would love to hear about it!  Join me as we embark on a written library adventure. 

Please send a brief summary (250 words or less) of your proposed article by December 1, 2010 to Pam North at  I will notify authors by December 15 and articles will be due by February 1, 2011.

For a list of guidelines for potential authors, check out:   

Back issues of OLAQ are available on OLA’s website at

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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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***2011 Lampman Award
Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution in the areas of literature and/or library service for the benefit of the children of Oregon?  Does that person reside principally in Oregon?  Is s/he alive?

If you answered yes to these questions you may be thinking of the next winner of the Evelyn Sibley Lampman* award, the most prestigious award for library service to children in Oregon.  If you are a member of OLA you could be the nominator for the winner of that award.  It’s easy!  Please include the following information:

  • Nominee’s name
  • Nominee’s title, address, and phone (if known)
  • Description of the nominee’s significant and lasting contributionsover the years that have benefited the children of Oregon

Nominations need to be sent to Jane Corry ( via email by January 28, 2011. Share your appreciation!

*The award is given in memory of Evelyn Sibley Lampman (1907-1980), noted Oregon teacher, journalist, and author of children’s books.  The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award was established in 1982 to honor a living Oregon author, librarian, or educator who has made a significant contribution to Oregon in the fields of children’s literature and library services. It is awarded annually by the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association. 

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***Apply Now for 2011 – 2012 OLA MLIS Scholarships – March 1 Deadline
The application process is open for Oregon residents enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate course of study for the Masters in Library & Information Science degree for the 2011 – 2012 academic year. Applications from eligible students are sought for over $17,000 in scholarship awards. Current recipients of OLA MLIS scholarships may reapply annually for up to three years of awards.  It’s a statewide program: rural applicants or those planning to work in rural libraries are welcome to apply.

The scholarship application process deadline is March 1, 2011. Before applying, please read OLA’s Scholarship Program guidelines and eligibility requirements.  OLA’s application and requirements are available as an electronic eApplication, through the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC), at

Applicants who submit their applications by February 16 are entered in drawings for $500 Early Bird awards, which are funded by private donations.

Open the 2011 – 2012 OSAC Scholarship Catalog and enter a search for Scholarship Code 471 or for the Oregon Library Association to see all the requirements.   Additional information about the deadlines and more is available at   At the OSAC site, you can read about OLA’s program, and search the more than 340 scholarships OSAC manages. The scholarship application process is confidential, and there is no fee to apply.

The OSAC office is located at 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401. For questions about OLA’s scholarship and OSAC scholarship programs call 800-452-8807, or email:

The Oregon library Association’s MLIS Scholarship Program is supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library, and through the generosity of OLA members who have donated to the scholarship fund. OLA members are encouraged to make donations to support this new OLA initiative by using the MLIS Scholarship Contribution Form at in the Membership section.  The Early Bird awards are privately funded.

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