January 1, 2012 (Vol. 18, No. 1) – OLA News

OLA Communications Committee Seeks Ad Coordinator

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to become more involved in OLA, the Communications Committee has just the opportunity for you. An Advertising Coordinator is needed to manage all aspects of advertising in the OLA Quarterly.

The ideal candidate would be a self-starter who has solid outreach skills and who is motivated to develop a network of advertisers. In addition to soliciting ads, the Coordinator bills advertisers, updates the OLA Quarterly ad sheet, and works with the OLA Quarterly editor to identify potential advertisers. Time commitment varies, with 3-4 hours a week required near the time of publication, to much less between issues. If you are interested or if you would like more information, contact OLA Quarterly Editor Kari Hauge at haugeorama@gmail.com.

Nominations for Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award Sought

Do you know of an Oregon author, librarian or educator who has made a significant contribution to children’s literature? Or an individual worthy of commendation for their commitment to library services to children in Oregon? Nominate them for the Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award! Nomination eligibility requirements are as follows:

The person shall reside principally in Oregon.
The award shall be given for personal accomplishments to recognize the individual’s contribution and shall not be conferred upon an individual representing the accomplishments of many.
Only living persons may be considered for the award.

Please include the following in the award submissions:
Nominee’s name
Nominee’s title, address, and phone (if known)
Description of the nominee’s significant and lasting contributions over the years that have benefited the children of Oregon.
Letters of support are welcome, but not required.

If you nominated someone in the past and they are continuing their amazing work, nominate them again!
The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award, presented by the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association, at the OLA Annual Conference, is given in memory of the noted Oregon teacher, journalist, and author of children’s books.

Nominations for the award shall be accepted from Children’s Division members, OLA members and members of the Lampman Award Committee. Current Lampman Committee members are not eligible to be nominated.

Nominations are due by midnight on January 27th, 2012.

Please send all original nominations or letters of support to existing nominations to Josie Hanneman, josieh@deschuteslibrary.org, or PO Box 40, La Pine, OR, 97739.

More information on the award and the current committee, click here.