October 15, 2018 (Vol. 25, No 20) ASSOCIATION NEWS

2018 Performer’s Directory Now Available


Thanks to all who attended the 2018 CSD Performer’s Showcase! The next Showcase will take place in 2020. Here is the directory of performers who presented at the 2018 showcase.

What is the Performer’s Showcase? It’s an opportunity for audience members to see a five-minute preview from between 70 and 90 magicians, musicians, storytellers, animal acts, creative dramatics, jugglers, comedians and others who specialize in entertaining and educating children and families.  ​


October 15, 2018 (Vol. 25, No. 20) HAPPENINGS

Save the Date! Mock Youth Media Awards

ALA’s Youth Media Awards are coming up in January, but you don’t have to wait until then to discuss the best youth literature of 2018. Save the date for these mock Youth Media Awards discussions!

  • Reforma Oregon’s Mock Pura Belpré Award: Saturday, December 8th, 2 – 4pm at the Estacada Public Library
  • CSD’s Mock Caldecott Award: Saturday, January 12th, time TBD, Springfield Public Library
  • OYAN’s Mock Printz Award: Saturday, January 19th, 12:30 – 5:30pm at the Beaverton City Library

October 1, 2018 (Vol. 25, No. 19) ASSOCIATION NEWS

Accepting Applications for the OLA Leadership Development Scholarship

The next deadline for applications for the OLA Leadership Development Scholarship is fast approaching. We will be reviewing applications again on November 30, 2018 and notify winners by December 15. The committee awards up to $1000 for trainings, conferences, or courses that build leadership in our members. Past scholarship winners have used funds to attend project management coursework, workshops on equity and inclusion, and participate in the Leadership Institute of the Oregon Library Association (LIOLA).

Members at any level in their organization are encouraged to attend. For more information and to apply, see the scholarship website.

Melissa Little
Chair, OLA Leadership Committee

October 1, 2018 (Vol. 25, No. 19) ASSOCIATION NEWS

OLA CSD Fall Workshop

Time to Blast Off and Explore a Universe of Stories at this year’s CSD Fall Workshop on Saturday, October 20th at the Woodburn Public Library.

  • You’re invited to the CSD Board Meeting from 8:30-10:30 am.
  • Get inspired to lead from LIOLA participants with a panel and discussion from 11am-12pm.
  • Come ready to share, brainstorm and commiserate with mini-sessions on everything from OBOB to Summer Reading from 1-4 pm.

The registration deadline is October 17, 2018.

Workshop Registration Early-bird pricing (ends 10/10/18)
– $0 OLA CSD Members
– $10 OLA Members (registration and complementary CSD affiliation one year membership)
– $15 non-members

Workshop Registration after early-bird pricing
– $5 CSD Members
– $10 OLA Members (registration only)
– $15 non-members

Lunch is on your own.

Register now!

We hope to see you there!
OLA-Children’s Services Division

September 15, 2018 (Vol. 25, No. 18) ASSOCIATION NEWS

New Officers for New Member Round Table Announced


Please join me in congratulating the new officers for the New Member Round Table. Brenda Shelton has been elected as the chair of NMRT for 2018-2019. Alison Ihrke has been elected as the vice chair/chair elect of NMRT for 2018-2019 and will serve as chair from 2019-2020. If you are interested in getting involved with NMRT, add it as a free affiliation. You’ll get emails about upcoming events or you can check the group’s Facebook page. It has been a pleasure serving as chair of NMRT over the past few years.

Bethany Grabow, outgoing NMRT chair

September 15, 2018 (Vol. 25, No. 18) HAPPENINGS

Register Now for the ACRL-OR/WA Joint Fall Conference


This is a friendly reminder that registration for the ACRL-OR/WA Joint Fall Conference at Menucha is currently open and closes on October 1st.

The theme of this year’s conference is Reimagining Advocacy: Personal, Professional, and Political. Advocacy means so much more than just lobbying the government or our elected representatives. The Pacific Northwest is full of stories of librarians who have advocated for themselves, their patrons, their libraries, their profession, and their professional values. Our conference will focus on the full spectrum of advocacy work and how each of us can be better advocates when we work to influence decisions at any level. Attendees will leave the Conference with a concrete plan to advocate for an issue important to them.

Our keynote speakers are Loida Garcia-Febo, President of Information New Wave and current ALA President, and Irene M. H. Herold, librarian of the college at the College of Wooster in Ohio and 2016-17 ACRL President.

For more information about the conference or to get registered, visit our conference website.

See you at Menucha!

Meredith Farkas
ACRL-OR President

September 15, 2018 (Vol. 25, No. 18) LIBRARY NEWS

Announcing the Launch of the Newly Designed State Library Website!

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The State Library of Oregon is proud to announce that our new website is now live. We have simplified the website’s navigation and structure to make it easy to find the content you most want to see, like applying for grants, getting help from consultants, and accessing statewide programs, just to name a few. Additionally, we have made several small but impactful changes, all geared toward making the website experience much better for users like you.

Currently, there are a number of URL redirects in place, so if you have pages on our old site bookmarked you will automatically be sent to the comparable new pages. These redirects are only temporary though, so please update your bookmarks as soon as you can.

Your feedback is very important to us as we strive to develop a website that is valuable to you. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

Tamara Ottum
State Library of Oregon, Library Support and Development

September 15, 2018 (Vol. 25, No. 18) PEOPLE

New Member Profile: Hannah Bostrom

Hello everyone! My name is Hannah Bostrom, and I am the Youth Services Librarian at Mt. Angel Public Library. I grew up in Loveland, Colorado, where I lived just a few blocks away from my public library. I spent many days trekking over to the library to pick up handfuls of books– mostly Harry Potter (which I acquired a number of fines on)! I took my love of reading with me to college and received a bachelors in English Literature from Colorado State University. My husband and I moved to Oregon shortly after my graduation and we have been loving it ever since!

hannah bostrom

I started my career by working alongside the amazing librarians in the Wilsonville and Oregon City Public Library(ies). I have been at Mt. Angel for a little over six months now, and I enjoy getting to be a part of a small community. I am working my way through my MLIS at San Jose State University — the end is nigh! I spend my weekends doing yard work, watching bad British murder mysteries with my husband, and endlessly cleaning up all the fur spread around by my two bunnies. I look forward to getting to know other OLA members and working with more fantastic Oregon librarians!

Sept 1, 2018 (Vol. 25, No. 17) ASSOCIATION NEWS

Congratulations to OLA Leadership Development Scholarship Winners!

The OLA Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce that Kim Read, Dean of the Libraries at Concordia University, and Colleen Sanders, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Clackamas Community College, have each been awarded $500 scholarships to support their attendance at upcoming professional development seminars.   


Kim Read will attend the Reframing Racism Series at the Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) in Portland this fall.  The series is designed to help individuals become more racially conscious, culturally competent, and understand how racism operates and what can be done about it. It will inform Kim’s work developing cultural competency trainings for library faculty and staff as well as her service on the College of Education (COE) Equity Committee, a group of faculty and staff who plan and lead professional development related to equity and inclusion at Concordia.  She is excited to share this experience with the broader Oregon library community as well.


Colleen Sanders will use her scholarship to attend the Race & Pedagogy National Conference (RPNC) at the University of Puget Sound in September. Every four years the University of Puget Sound and the Race & Pedagogy Institute invite participants to engage issues of race and discuss the impact of race on education.  The conference will develop Colleen’s leadership skills of risk taking, critical inquiry, working with diverse groups, facilitating inclusion, and building work environments based on trust and creativity. Colleen is eager to bring back resources and strategies to inform her work as a librarian and to share with information practitioners in Oregon.  

Applications for the OLA Leadership Development Scholarship are reviewed three times a  year to support OLA members in developing their leadership abilities.  The next application deadline is November 30, 2018.


Sept 1, 2018 (Vol. 25, No. 17) HAPPENINGS

Loida Garcia-Febo and Irene M.H. Herold to speak at the 2018 ACRL-OR/WA Joint Conference!

ACRL-OR is excited to announce the keynote speakers for the 2018 Joint Fall Conference at Menucha.

Loida Garcia-Febo, ALA President and President of Information New Wave, will offer the opening keynote, and Irene M. H. Herold, librarian of the college at the College of Wooster in Ohio and ACRL Past President, will provide the closing keynote address. Garcia-Febo and Herold will speak to our theme of “Reimagining Advocacy: Personal, Professional, Political.”

Register at https://acrloregon.org/conferences/2018-acrl-or-wa-joint-conference/ and come hear these dynamic speakers!

See you at Menucha!

Steve Silver
ACRL-OR President