***PLD Seeks Nominees
The Public Library Division of OLA represents all public libraries in Oregon. We offer support through the creation of standards for public libraries and develop programs to support your continuing education.
We are currently seeking candidates for the 2011-2012 year. New positions will start in September 2011. Board positions are open to public library employees at all levels.
Joining the PLD Executive Board is a great way to network with public library staff from around the State. Current board members come from the Oregon coast, central Oregon, the Willamette Valley, the Portland metro area and southern Oregon.
Please contact me by July 22 if you are interested in a Board position. We will be holding elections in early August for two director-at-large positions (2-year terms), Secretary, and Vice Chair/Chair Elect.
President, Public Library Division
Forest Grove City Library
***ACRL-OR/WA Conference: Second Call for Proposals
“Live long and prosper: Sustainable solutions for today’s academic libraries”
ACRL Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference 2011, October 27 – 28, 2011
Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest Conference Center
The ACRL-WA Board is now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions. Proposals are due July 30.
Academic libraries are facing a challenging future with evolving information technologies, growing user needs, increasing operational costs, and unstable financial situations. In order to thrive and grow, we must embrace sustainability in all of its facets – social, economical, and environmental. Sessions may address any and all aspects of academic librarianship relating to:
- Collections / Liaison Work
- Reference / Instruction
- Outreach / Advocacy
- Marketing / Public Relations
- Partnerships / Collaborations
- Assessment / Strategic Planning
Sessions will be approximately 60 minutes long, except for the 10 minute Lightning Talks. The presentation format may be a formal presentation, workshop, discussion, panel discussion or lightning talk. The proposal should include author’s name, email address, institution, abstract (300 words or less), presentation format, and any technical support required. Please include the contact information for all presenters if you are working in a group.
Submit proposals online: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/elcoe/136763. If you have trouble with the online form, you may email your proposal to Erica Coe (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals must be received by July 30, 2011 to be considered. Submitters will be notified of the results by August 15, 2011.
Speakers will submit a description of the program and a brief biography to be posted on the conference web site by August 30, 2011. Speakers will be responsible for paying all registration and travel fees. Speakers will need to register for the conference in order to indicate housing and food preferences.
***ALA Council Report from Oregon’s Representative
Couldn’t make the trip to New Orleans for ALA Annual this year yourself, or if you did make it, perhaps you are curious what happens in ALA Council? If so, check out what went down at ALA Council on this blog, http://oregoncouncilor.blogspot.com/, from Oregon’s ALA representative. As always, if you have questions or comments, feel free to follow up with me via email or on the blog. – Hannah Gascho Rempel (email@example.com).