January 15, 2012 (Vol. 18, No. 2) – Opportunities for Engagement

Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee Seeks Input
The Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee requests input on a brief survey that it has prepared.  The survey is designed to help frame discussions this year as the Committee prepares the RFP for the next database contract. The current contract with Gale will expire on August 1, 2014, and the Committee is  reviewing the language of the Oregon Revised Statues and the Oregon Administrative Rules to determine the scope of the next RFP. The Committee appreciates input on the survey which closes on January 17, 2012.

Survey:   https://docs.google.com/a/marylhurst.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGxKY1QyQzVuTGJmbEVxcjhBNV9aYnc6MQ

Signatures Sought in Support of School Libraries Petition
Carl Harvey, 2011-2012 American Association of School Librarians president, has initiated a White House petition on school libraries, which specifically petitions the Obama administration to “ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program.” 25,000 signatures are required in order for this petition to be viewed by White House staff, no later than February 4, 2012.

Please take a few seconds to sign this petition, spread the word to your member groups, ask your colleagues and library supporters in your circles to sign on, and spread the word via Facebook, Twitter and other channels!  The url is: http://wh.gov/Wgd .