***Volunteer Opportunities at OLA Conference
Are you going to the Oregon Library Association conference and want an easy way to meet other attendees? You might consider volunteering to help at the Registration Desk. It is a great way to finally put faces to all those names you see floating around OLA communications!
Two hour shifts are available on Wed, April 6 thru Friday, April 8:
- 8:00-10:00 am
- 10:00-12:00 pm
- 12:00-2:00 pm
- 2:00-4:00 pm
If you are interested, please sign up by emailing me at the address below! Please provide an email or other contact info and your shift preference. Can’t commit to two hours? The Conference Committee can still use your help! Just send me an email explaining your availability, and we will find a job for you! Thanks in advance!
OLA Conference On-Site Registration Coordinator
- Wednesday, April 6, 2011: Public Library Division Banquet-Libraries: Essential for Learning, Essential for Life
The PLD Annual Banquet on Wednesday night is featuring Oregon’s own, Molly Raphael, ALA President-elect! This is a great opportunity to hear Molly Raphael’s take on what the future holds for libraries.
Libraries have had to change rapidly, particularly over the past two decades, in order to survive. As a result of the current economic conditions, we are witnessing even greater threats to our futures than we have ever experienced before. How can we position our libraries not just to survive but to thrive as we serve our diverse communities? What difficult choices will we have to make in the next few years to ensure that our value remains high for those we serve, no matter the type of library? Where and how can we find opportunities to move our libraries to a place where they are seen as essential for the future of the communities?
- Thursday, April 7, 2011: OLA President’s Banquet
The OLA President’s annual Banquet features Dave Anderson, a nationally touring comedian. He has performed at the country’s premier comedy clubs, including the world famous Improv in Los Angeles. He has appeared on numerous television shows such as “Star Search,” Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network,” and “An Evening at the Improv.” His comedy is heard around the world on Sirius and XM satellite radio.
Most recently Dave was a contributing writer for the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He is currently co-host of the highly rated “Mark and Dave Show” on 1190 KEX in Portland and host of the long running morning television talk show “AM Northwest” on KATU TV.
Dave’s unique ability to blend clean, intelligent material with audience interaction has made him a favorite at corporate events and college campuses across America.
The audience plays a major role in Dave’s show. He has an amazing ability to turn ordinary conversations into hilarious comedy routines while remaining clean and inoffensive. The Oregonian dubbed him “The quickest wit around.” The San Francisco Examiner said he was “relaxed, likeable, and funny…” Willamette Week said, “he adlibs better than most comedians write.” Because of his quick wit and audience rapport, no two shows are ever exactly alike.
If you have already registered for the conference, you can use the meals only registration to register for these two meals. The registration page is at: http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=85114&orgId=ola
OLA Preconference on April 6, 2011 (9:00am-4:00pm, lunch included) — Registration page
Moderated by Rachel Bridgewater (Electronic Resources Librarian, Reed College) & Rice Majors (Director, Libraries Information Technology, University of Colorado)
Rice Majors (Emporia SLIM alum) has gathered a top notch group of presenters and he and Rachel Bridgewater (another SLIM alum) will be moderators. The presentations and discussions will add to your working knowledge of the interplay between vendors, library software, and libraries in the following four sessions:
Panels & Speakers:
“Information-seeking behavior of library vendors”
Rice Majors, University of Colorado
Robert Allen, bepress
Marjorie McLaughlin, Innovative Interfaces
“Future of library vendors: new sorts of partnerships”
Carl Grant, Ex Libris
Andrew Pace, OCLC
Neal Block, Innovative Interfaces
“Partnerships with vendors: case studies & lessons learned”
“When is a vendor not a vendor?”
Steve Casburn, Multnomah County Library
Margaret Mellinger, Oregon State University
Steve Shadle, University of Washington
Margaret Bean, University of Oregon
***ACRL-OR’s Spring Elections
ACRL-Oregon Members! Looking for an opportunity to get more involved with an active professional organization and to work with a great group of people? Look no farther! Run for a position in ACRL-OR’s upcoming spring election. The open positions are:
- Vice-President/President Elect (3 year term)
- 2 Members-at-Large (2 year term)
Position descriptions are available at the following link: http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=87568.
To nominate yourself, send an email with the following information to Michele DeSilva (email@example.com).
Please provide a biography that includes the following information (as applicable):
- Your name
- Your education–list in chronological order institutions attended, degrees conferred, and dates awarded.
- Your present position–list your title, the name of the library and college or university and the dates of employment.
- Previous positions, if desired–list no more than two, the most recent first.
- Professional activities, such as memberships and positions held in national, state and/or regional library organizations (indicate name of organization, offices held and dates of service).
- Honors, special projects, publications, and/or presentations–list no more than two recent examples of each of these.
- Candidates for Vice President/President Elect also need to include a Candidates’ Statement explaining why you would like to be elected, which should be no more than 200 words
- Vice-President/President Elect candidates must be members of OLA and ACRL-Oregon and national ACRL
- Member-at-Large candidates must be members of OLA and ACRL-Oregon
If you’d like to suggest someone for nomination, email that person’s name and email address to Michele DeSilva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elections will be May 1 – May 20. Let us know if you’d like to run by April 11, 2011!