January 15, 2012 (Vol. 18, No. 2) – Association News

Call for OLA Conference Showcase Proposals

Does your library or library system have a new program, an ingenious solution to a problem, or a successful grant-funded or other project you wish to share through a demonstration, poster session, or display at the Oregon Library Association Conference in Bend, OR, April 26-27, 2012?  The Showcase format allows for flexibility and creativity in how your exhibit is presented or staffed. Click here to submit your OLA 2012 showcase proposal by February 15, 2012.  Questions?  Contact Kate Cleland-Sipfle, Showcase Chair: clelandk@sou.edu by February 14.

OLA Membership Committee Seeks Input
The OLA Membership Committee is working on finding ways to get OLA membership more actively involved with the organization.  The Committee wants to support your Division and we hope to facilitate your Division’s relationship with the membership.  Your feedback on this short survey will help us plan our next steps. The survey is available at:

https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=111723 . Please complete the survey by February 5.

ACRL, OHSU Co-Sponsor Continuing Education Opportunities
ACRL-Oregon, ACRL-Washington, and OHSU Library are proud to co-sponsor the following ACRL National webinars to support continuing education for academic librarians in Oregon and Washington!

Please note: Participants gather at a host library for each webinar – these sessions are open to EVERYONE (members and non-members) and are intended to encourage group discussion and networking! Online access to the session URL will be emailed to ACRL-Oregon and ACRL-Washington members after each webinar.

From Idea to Publication Part One: Understanding the Research Question
(February 7, 2012)  (Location TBA)
Learn to formulate and define good research questions, select appropriate research methodologies and design the research study. Specific topics will include developing useful questionnaires, techniques used in conducting telephone interviews, working with focus groups and constructing surveys to get the information you need.

From Idea to Publication Part Two: Analysis and Writing 
(March 7, 2012)  (Location TBA)
Quantitative methods necessitate certain kinds of analyses, while qualitative methods operate on different assumptions and different kinds of data.  It is essential to have an understanding of the appropriate forms of analyses (along with their possibilities and limitations).  Learn learn to express their research in publishable form.

Shifting Sands: How Small Changes in Policy, Culture and Technology are Determining the Future of Libraries 
(March 27, 2012) – WSU Pullman
Discover how changes in national and international policy, the growth of the free culture movement, and the rapid evolution of technology are having big impacts on libraries, and what you can do to help turn the tide.

From Idea to Publication Part Three: Submitting for Publication
(April 3, 2012) (Location TBA)
Learn how to select an appropriate journal or publisher, learn how to prepare a manuscript for submission, and understand what the submission process will encompass.

Mock Printz Winner Announced
And the winner of Oregon Young Adult Network’s 2012 Oregon Mock Printz is….

A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Sioban Dowd by Patrick Ness.  Selected in a landslide from among 10 finalists, the book was appreciated for its wide audience appeal, its wonderful illustrations, and the powerful writing.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor could be considered Mock Printz Honor books, although there was controversy about whether Taylor’s book met the criteria as a stand-alone title.

To see if the Oregon winner will receive the actual Printz Award, tune into the live webcast, Twitter feed, Facebook or YouTube video of the youth media awards on January 23 starting at 5:45 a.m.

OYAN Announces Winter Meeting
The Oregon Young Adult Network’s Winter meeting will take place at the Eugene Public Library on Friday, January 27th, 11am-3pm.  The meeting will include resource sharing, discussion of upcoming events, and a look at the OYAN Book Rave’s first round of voting.  This is a fun meeting with a lot of talk about this year’s teen lit.

The Eugene Public Library is located at 100 West 10th Avenue Eugene, OR 97401.  For those unable to attend in person, a conference call in has been arranged.  To access it, dial 888.285.4585 to call in and use Participant Access Code 95472.

For more information, contact OYAN Chair Kris Lutsock at  kris.lutsock@ci.mcminnville.or.us or

Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award Nominees Sought
Do you know of an Oregon author, librarian or educator who has made a significant contribution to children’s literature? Or an individual exemplary in their commitment to library service for the benefit of the children of Oregon? Nominate them for the Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award, awarded at the Annual OLA Conference by the Children’s Services Division.  Nominations are due by midnight on January 27th, 2012.

More information on the award, nomination eligibility requirements,  instructions for submissions and the current committee, click here.