February 1, 2012 (Vol. 18, No. 3) – Association News

2012 OLA Conference – Early Registration Begins February 6
Early registration begins February 6, 2012 for the 2012 Oregon Library Association Conference.  The 2012 OLA Conference will be April 25-27 at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend, Oregon.

Robert Killen, Executive Director of the City Club of Central Oregon will be the keynote speaker. Killen will be speaking on Building Dialogue in the Age of Demons. Stephen Abram, Author and Information Futurist, will be the banquet speaker.  Abram’s presentation is entitled Light ‘Em up!  The Future of Libraries. For more information go to www.olaweb.org/page/conf2012

OLA Conference Showcase Proposals Sought

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.

Deadline for Lampman Award Nominees Extended
If you’ve been thinking about nominating someone amazing for the Evelyn Sibley Lampman award, now is the time! The due date has been extended to February 3rd, so there is still plenty of time to send that email.

If you know a creative coworker, special author or energetic community partner deserving of this award, nominate them! If this Oregonian has benefited Oregon’s children with exemplary library services, great literature or amazing programs, put them in the running for state wide recognition!

Nominations are easy: just email me the pertinent info, and viola, they’re nominated. Then look forward to OLA in April for the Lampman breakfast where we honor the one among us deserving of this award.

Josie Hanneman
Community Librarian
Deschutes Public Library

ACRL e-Learning Workshop-Don’t Miss Out!
Reminder: the first  *FREE* 2012 ACRL Oregon & Washington & OSU Libraries co-sponsored CE e-learning workshop is next Tuesday!

From Idea to Publication Part One: Understanding the Research Question

February 7, 2012-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.

Participants gather at a host library for each webinar – these sessions are open to EVERYONE (members and non-members alike) 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.
Location: Oregon State University, Willamette Meeting Room
Contact: Jennifer Nutefall (Jennifer.Nutefall@oregonstate.edu)
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm PS