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January 15, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 5) Association News

OLA Seeking Candidates for Three Offices
Are you interested in making a difference for Oregon libraries?  Perhaps running for OLA office is right for you this year.

Contact OLA Past President and Nominating Chair Penny Hummel at 503-890.0494 or phummel.ola@gmail.com to volunteer yourself or others for the following opportunities:

Vice-President/President-Elect/Past President (three year term):

  • Provide leadership to your statewide library association
  • Member of OLA
  • Voting member of OLA Board
  • Attend six meetings a year, plus summer planning retreat

Treasurer (two year term):

  • Oversee OLA finances (day to day work handled by OLA staff member)
  • Member of OLA
  • Voting member of OLA Board
  • Attend six meetings a year, plus summer planning retreat

Secretary (one year term):   

  • Document and disseminate minutes for OLA board and annual meetings
  • Member of OLA
  • Voting member of OLA Board.
  • Attend six meetings a year, plus summer planning retreat.

DIGOR OLA Conference Scholarship

The Documents Interest Group of Oregon (DIGOR) is offering a $250 scholarship for a librarian, library staff member, or library student who expresses interest in government information to attend the 2015 OLA Conference. We will accept applications starting January 15th. Priority will be given to applications received by February 15th. Final deadline is March 1, 2015. Access the application form here. The form can also be accessed on the DIGOR Round Table page at the OLA main page under OLA Units/Round Tables/DIGOR/Announcements. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact Dotty Ormes at ormesd@sou.edu.

ORCA Title Nominations Open

The Oregon Reader’s Choice Award (ORCA) is looking for titles to be read and voted on in 2016. To qualify, a book must have been first published in the United States in 2013. To nominate a title, you must be a student in Oregon or you must work in a school or library in Oregon. The nomination form will be open until March 1. When you nominate, you will be asked for the title, the author’s name, and the division in which you think it belongs (Upper Elementary, Middle School or High School). If you know people who are not members of OLA but would be interested in nominating titles, please forward this on to them.  More information about ORCA and the timeline for nominating and voting on the 2015 titles can be found here.

-Nina Kramer, ORCA Chair, orca@olaweb.org. 

OLA Honors & Awards Call for Nominations

Yes, it’s time to nominate your colleagues for OLA Honors & Awards!

Who has done an outstanding job or taken on a project or been responsible for a success in our libraries this year? Tell us about those talented, dedicated individuals whose commitment to excellent library service has made a difference. The OLA Honors & Awards Committee want to know who those individuals (or groups) are and we want you to tell us!

Nominations may come from all types of libraries and from all kinds of librarians, staff and supporters.

Nomination letters (with no more than six letters of support) are due Friday, March 13, 2015.

These awards will be presented to recipients at the 2014 OLA Conference Luncheon Banquet in Eugene on Friday, April 17, 2015

Here are the details on each award:

  1. Oregon Librarian of the Yearmay be awarded to any Oregon librarian who has been working in an Oregon Library for at least two years in a paid professional position.  The nominee must demonstrate excellence in library service in his or her community and to Oregon libraries.  The nominee must be a member of OLA.
  2. Oregon Library Employee of the Yearmay be awarded to any Oregon library staff member who has worked in an Oregon library for at least two years as a paid staff member and demonstrated excellence in library service in his or her community.
  3. Oregon Library Association Distinguished Service Awardmay be awarded to any Oregon librarian or library staff member, who has been in the profession for 15 or more years, has worked in Oregon libraries for at least ten years, and is currently a member of OLA, for exceptional service over a period of years.
  4. Oregon Library Supporter of the Yearmay be awarded to any volunteer, volunteer group, library Friend, board member, government official, or other individual who is not a paid library staff member and who has demonstrated excellence in supporting and promoting Oregon libraries.

If you need more info, read the awards guidelines and let me know if you have questions.  Take a look at the awards webpage.

Your letter (e-mail) of nomination should include the following information, if pertinent, and be as informational as possible:

  • Name, contact information, current position for nominee
  • Award for which you are nominating the person or group
  • Description of why your nominee should be selected for an OLA Award
  • OLA activities: committee appointments, etc.
  • Past positions held and summary of major accomplishments for Distinguished Service Award
  • Your name and how you can be reached if the committee has questions

Please send nominating letters and supporting letters by Friday, March 15, 2013, to:

Leah Griffith leah.griffith@newbergoregon.gov, HAS Chair

We prefer e-mail, but you can also send via mail to:

Newberg Public Library / 503 E. Hancock / Newberg, OR 97132

E-mail or call me at 503-537-1256 if you have any questions.  We will be looking forward to your nominations.

Lampman Award Call for Nominations
If you know of an Oregon author, librarian or educator who has made a significant contribution in the areas of literature and/or library service for the benefit of the children of Oregon, make a nomination! The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award, presented by the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association, at the OLA Annual Conference, is given in memory of the noted Oregon teacher, journalist and author of children’s books. Established in 1982, it is Oregon’s most notable children’s library service award. The award recipient is announced at the Evelyn Sibley Lampman Breakfast at the annual OLA Conference. Nominations are due no later than January 31, 2015 and eligibility requirements can be found online. Submissions most often take the form of a letter and should be submitted to the Lampman Committee Chair, Carol Reich at Hillsboro Public. Submissions should include: ·

  • Nominee’s name
  • Nominee’s title, address, phone, and email address·
  • A description of the nominee’s significant and lasting contributions over the years that have benefited the children of Oregon

Carol Reich | Reader Services Manager | Lampman ChairCity of Hillsboro, Oregon | Hillsboro Public Library503-615-6514 | www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/Library

January 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

January 15, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 5) Opportunities for Enrichment

Portland Emerging Archivists Meet-up

The Portland Emerging Archivists would like to kick off 2015 with a happy hour meet-up Wednesday January 28th from 5:30-7 pm. This month’s meet-up will be held at Groundbreaker Brewery (formerly Harvester) located on SE 7th and Lincoln St.

Also, we’d like to start planning more fun tours and other educational events such as workshops, lectures, etc… for the upcoming year, so feel free to bring them to the happy hour or email me rodgers.crystal.m@gmail.com or Alisha alisha.babb5@gmail.com.

It’s been a while, so let’s take the time to catch up! Please be sure to tell your friends and bring them along! Hope to see you there!! –Crystal Rodgers

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January 15, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 5) Library News

Cultura y Lectura

Hello, I am Gabriela Hernandez from the Deschutes Public Library in Redmond, Oregon. For the past two years I have worked as the Latino Services Specialist. Starting January, 2015, we are starting a new program for adults that I am very excited about; a book club that will be all in Spanish– “Cultura y Lectura”. Our first book will be “Transportes González e hija” (Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co.) by Maria Amparo Escandón. I will let the club decide what books they would like to read for the next few months from a list that I have created. Some of the authors in my list are Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Paulo Coelho, Isabel Allende and Julia Alvarez as well as non-fiction books and some biographies. This will be the first Library Book Club in Spanish in Central Oregon and I have a feeling it will be successful!

I grew up in a house where reading wasn’t done for fun and the only reason we visited the library was to find information that my Spanish-speaking parents could not provide. Sadly, the percentage of Latinos that read for leisure is very small. My expectation is that having a book club will help Latinos fall in love with reading. Parents are wonderful examples to our young readers. What better way to have our Latino children love reading than by having adults at home who love reading too. The book club will be meeting once a month on the 3rd Saturday at the Deschutes Public Library in Redmond.

CSLP Teen Video Challenge

The Cooperative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has released their announcement of the 2015 Teen Video Challenge. Here are the model release forms and the Oregon entry form! The forms must be submitted and postmarked by February 13, 2015. You can submit the forms completed to me at the address below or via email to oyancslp@gmail.com. You can read more about the contest and get some good tips for teen auteurs on our website. You can also access more materials from CSLP by logging in to their website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at klyn.hann@newbergoregon.gov or (503)554-7732. Thank you for helping to make this opportunity available for teens in your area!K’Lyn HannOYAN CSLP Liaison 2014-2016

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December 15, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 4) Association News

OLA Honors & Awards Call for Nominations

Yes, it’s time to nominate your colleagues for OLA Honors & Awards!

Who has done an outstanding job or taken on a project or been responsible for a success in our libraries this year? Tell us about those talented, dedicated individuals whose commitment to excellent library service has made a difference. The OLA Honors & Awards Committee want to know who those individuals (or groups) are and we want you to tell us!

Nominations may come from all types of libraries and from all kinds of librarians, staff and supporters.

Nomination letters (with no more than six letters of support) are due Friday, March 13, 2015.

These awards will be presented to recipients at the 2014 OLA Conference Luncheon Banquet in Eugene on Friday, April 17, 2015

Here are the details on each award:

  1. Oregon Librarian of the Yearmay be awarded to any Oregon librarian who has been working in an Oregon Library for at least two years in a paid professional position.  The nominee must demonstrate excellence in library service in his or her community and to Oregon libraries.  The nominee must be a member of OLA.
  2. Oregon Library Employee of the Yearmay be awarded to any Oregon library staff member who has worked in an Oregon library for at least two years as a paid staff member and demonstrated excellence in library service in his or her community.
  3. Oregon Library Association Distinguished Service Awardmay be awarded to any Oregon librarian or library staff member, who has been in the profession for 15 or more years, has worked in Oregon libraries for at least ten years, and is currently a member of OLA, for exceptional service over a period of years.
  4. Oregon Library Supporter of the Yearmay be awarded to any volunteer, volunteer group, library Friend, board member, government official, or other individual who is not a paid library staff member and who has demonstrated excellence in supporting and promoting Oregon libraries.

If you need more info, read the awards guidelines and let me know if you have questions.  Take a look at the awards webpage.

Your letter (e-mail) of nomination should include the following information, if pertinent, and be as informational as possible:

  • Name, contact information, current position for nominee
  • Award for which you are nominating the person or group
  • Description of why your nominee should be selected for an OLA Award
  • OLA activities: committee appointments, etc. Past positions held and summary of major accomplishments  (for Distinguished Service Award)
  • Your name and how you can be reached if the committee has questions

Please send nominating letters and supporting letters by Friday, March 15, 2013, to:

Leah Griffith, HAS Chair

e-mail: leah.griffith@newbergoregon.gov

We prefer e-mail, but you can also send via mail to me at:

Newberg Public Library

503 E. Hancock

Newberg, OR 97132

E-mail or call me at 503-537-1256 if you have any questions.  We will be looking forward to your nominations.

OLA Honors & Awards Call for Nominations Holiday Greetings & Timely Reminder from OLA PLD Board
‘Tis the season to be jolly. To have visions of budgets, of materials, services and staffing assessments and of technology and facilities plans dancing through our heads. Bright and shiny strategic plans need to be reviewed, or created, and our commitment to advocacy needs to be re-kindled. Need some direction? Some inspiration? A document to serve as a benchmark for change and improvement? Look no further than the new Standards for Oregon Public Libraries! The OLA Public Library Division wants to remind you to visit the Standards often.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

The OLA Public Library Division Board

Lampman Award Call for Nominations
If you know of an Oregon author, librarian or educator who has made a significant contribution in the areas of literature and/or library service for the benefit of the children of Oregon, make a nomination! The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award, presented by the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association, at the OLA Annual Conference, is given in memory of the noted Oregon teacher, journalist and author of children’s books. Established in 1982, it is Oregon’s most notable children’s library service award. The award recipient is announced at the Evelyn Sibley Lampman Breakfast at the annual OLA Conference. Nominations are due no later than January 31, 2015 and eligibility requirements can be found online. Submissions most often take the form of a letter and should be submitted to the Lampman Committee Chair, Carol Reich at Hillsboro Public. Submissions should include: *  Nominee’s name*  Nominee’s title, address, phone, and email address*  A description of the nominee’s significant and lasting contributions over the years that have    benefited the children of Oregon Carol Reich | Reader Services Manager | Lampman ChairCity of Hillsboro, Oregon | Hillsboro Public Library503-615-6514 | www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/Library

Children’s Services Division Mock Caldecott Workshop

Save the date! On January 10, 2015 we will hold a Mock Caldecott Workshop at the Salem Public Library from 9-4.

This year promises to be an event you won’t want to miss. Attendees will learn about Visual Thinking Strategies from Kim Aziz who will lead us in an interactive session using their methods of teaching children how to think using images in art to help foster the kind of thinking tools sought in the Common Core Standards. Attendees will also get a crash course in Caldecott Criteria before heading into small group discussion of eleven picture books. Be part of the vote for Oregon’s Mock Caldecott title!

Visit www.olaweb/csd/ for a reading list and online registration

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December 15, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 4) Opportunities for Enrichment

OLA Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for lightweight ways to get involved in OLA? Do you get more jazzed about working on a specific project than serving on a committee?

The OLA Website has a list of units that are seeking project-based help from volunteers. Projects range from helping to maintain oregonauthors.org, to creating a contact list of staff at Oregon K-12 libraries, to adding content to Northwest Central, and much more! Descriptions of projects and the people to contact about them are on the volunteer page.

Best wishes,

Meredith Farkas

OLA Membership Committee Chair

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December 15, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 4) Library News

CSLP Teen Video Challenge

The Cooperative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has released their announcement of the 2015 Teen Video Challenge. Here are the model release forms and the Oregon entry form! The forms must be submitted and postmarked by February 13, 2015. You can submit the forms completed to me at the address below or via email to oyancslp@gmail.com. You can read more about the contest and get some good tips for teen auteurs on our website. You can also access more materials from CSLP by logging in to their website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at klyn.hann@newbergoregon.gov or (503)554-7732. Thank you for helping to make this opportunity available for teens in your area!

K’Lyn HannOYAN

CSLP Liaison 2014-2016

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December 15, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 4) People

Member Profile: Adrienne Doman Calkins

Greetings! I’m Adrienne Doman Calkins, the new Library Manager at Sherwood Public Library, a member library of Washington County Cooperative Library Services. Sherwood Public Library is the southern-most library in Washington County, where we serve a population of over 22,000 people. I started here in July and have been thrilled to join such a strong team of library enthusiasts and to be a part of the City of Sherwood’s thriving urban renewal district. I moved to Sherwood from Olympia, Washington, with my husband and our now 9-month-old son. This has been like coming home. I grew up in McMinnville, where I first fell in love with libraries in storytimes and later as a Summer Reading teen volunteer. My husband grew up outside of Forest Grove. We are enjoying the family-friendly atmosphere here in Sherwood, gorgeous landscape, and being close to our roots.

I have experience working in public, academic & specialty libraries, as well as for a library vendor. I recently earned my MLIS from San José State University, which I was working on while in my last position as the Senior Circulation Supervisor at Olympia Timberland Library. Prior to working for Timberland Regional Library, I worked as the Circulation Manager at Oregon College of Art and Craft, where I also earned a post-baccalaureate degree in Book Arts. My bachelor’s degree is from University of Oregon, and yes, I also worked for the UO Libraries all through my undergrad.

Before life became all about raising a baby, my husband and I both used to love to climb mountains, rock and ice. These days I’m just happy if I get to sleep in on the weekend, but am looking forward to taking our son snowshoeing at Mt. Hood this winter.

I’m deeply passionate about empowering staff, library advocacy, access, training design, leadership development, information visualization, and team-building. I am excited to be involved in library programming, outreach, and community partnerships in this new position. While in Washington, I enjoyed being involved in WLA and look forward to getting to being involved in OLA.

You can also find me online @innerlibrary or linkedin.

Photo credit goes to Jenny Swanson.

December 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

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