February 15, 2012 (Vol. 18, No. 4) – Happenings

Interviews for Oregon State Librarian Scheduled
February 23 is the date for the next round of interviews for the Oregon State Librarian.  Public presentations by the candidates will be in the morning.  These will be taped and available for immediate viewing.  If possible, we will have them streamed live.  However, Salem is a bit crowded right now with the Legislative Session.  Feedback will be welcome.  Stay tuned for more information.

Countdown to 2012 ORCA Vote
Voting for this year’s Oregon Readers Choice Awards (ORCA) is March 1-31.  This means that your young readers have until then to qualify as voters. They do this by reading (or having read to them) at least two books from any of the lists posted here.  During the month of March, there will be a ‘Submit Votes Here’ button on that site for teachers and librarians.

Thanks to Deb Alvarez and the wonderful Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) committee, there are several titles that appear on both 2012 lists making many students already eligible to vote for the ORCA.

If you have any ORCA questions, please don’t hesitate getting in touch with me, Rebecca Cohen, at storyweaver@newportlibrary.org or 541.574.3368.