November 1, 2011 (Volume 17, Number 19) – Opportunities for Engagement

LSTA wants YOU!
Want to be part of the big picture of library services in Oregon?  The State Library has an opportunity for you!

The Oregon State Library 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. Please suggest possible people by November 10. You can suggest yourself or someone else, including anyone currently on the LSTA Advisory Council. Out of all the suggestions made, two people will be nominated for each vacancy. New Council members will be elected by the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees at their December 9, 2011 meeting. The State Library tries to have a good geographic representation of Oregon in the Council, which may influence who is nominated. Use our survey at to make suggestions.   Please suggest one person per each survey response. You may suggest more than one person by doing multiple surveys.

We are looking for suggestions for:

Public Library Representative (1 position)
Disadvantaged Persons Representative (1 position)
Library User 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. Representatives would serve from January 2012 to December 2014. The Council normally has two all-day meetings a year; one in May and one in September, with special meetings as needed. In recent years, the Council has added an additional half-day meeting in May. All travel expenses are reimbursed for Council members to attend meetings. Minutes from Council meetings, and information on Council members can be found at:

Information on Oregon’s LSTA program can be found via

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

LYRASIS Annual Member Meeting
On Wednesday, November 9th – LYRASIS will hold its annual Member Meeting and you are invited to attend ( 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pacific Time).  Since the Oregon State Library  is a member of LYRASIS, all libraries within the state are invited to participate in the member meeting.

This event is free. This year’s meeting theme is Content, Access and the Role of Libraries in a Connected World, and will feature a keynote address by Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Googlization of Everything, as well as updates from LYRASIS staff and board members, a panel discussion with LYRASIS member librarians from across the country and an open discussion for all participants.  The event is virtual – so you can participate from your own institution as a group or from your individual desktop.

Visit the Annual Meeting web page for further details about the event as well as links to speaker information and related readings.

Call for Session Proposals for the 2012 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (November 15, 2011 Deadline)
This is an invitation to submit proposals for sessions for the 2012 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums to be held June 4-7, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Cherokee-owned Hard Rock Casino and Resort.  The four-day conference will bring together cultures from across the nation and around the world to exchange best practices for indigenous archives, libraries, and museums.  The conference features six pre-conference workshops, two pre-conference tours, 56 concurrent sessions, two general sessions, three keynote luncheons, and a post-conference Town Hall-style meeting.  Conference tracks focus on library, archive, and museum collections, programs, and services, as well as specialized topics such as cultural tourism, advocacy, oral history projects, language programs, digitization, preservation, and fundraising.  The conference is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and sponsored by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.  To view past conference programs and/or submit a proposal before the November 15 deadline, visit  Please direct questions to

Library 2.011 Worldwide Conference November 2-4
The inaugural Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference begins on November 2. More than 3,500 information professionals from 149 countries have signed up to join the global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. The groundbreaking event will be a whirlwind of information with 160 presentations scheduled over two days!

Participants can view the schedule of all 160 sessions in customized pages for each of the world’s 36 time zones. Presentations will cover a variety of pertinent subject strands that affect the LIS industry and the changing roles of libraries and librarians in our digital world. Keynote addresses will be scheduled over the course of the two-day conference. Keynote speakers include:

Dr. Sandra Hirsh (USA)
Dr. Lennart Bjoerneborn (Denmark)
Dr. Michael Stephens (USA)
Dr. Christine Bruce (Australia)
Ms. Ellen Tise (South Africa)
Mr. Stephen Abram (USA)

The conference welcome will start at 6:30 a.m. US-PDT on Wednesday, November 2, followed by the opening keynote by Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference Co-Chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh, professor and director of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University. The conference will conclude with a final conference gathering at 9:00 p.m. US-PDT on Thursday, November 3 (November 4, in some parts of the world). The full schedule is posted on the conference website at

Participants, presenters, and volunteers are encouraged to share their excitement for this global event and download online badges to let everyone know about the Library 2.011 conference. To download badges, please visit:

As a reminder, the conference will be held entirely online and is FREE to attend. For more information, please visit:

Statewide Database Licensing Program Meets
The Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC) will meet in Conference Room B9 and, as necessary, via telephone conference call at the State Library on Friday November 4, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm PST.  This is a public meeting; those who would like to attend should contact MaryKay Dahlgreen ( or 503-378-5012) so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

The SDLAC advises the State Library and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council on the Statewide Database Licensing Program, and its membership is representative of school, public, tribal and academic libraries. The current member list is available at:

Questions or concerns can be addressed to MaryKay Dahlgreen, 503-378-5012, .