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  • November 1, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 1) Association News
    OLA Supports Net Neutrality The OLA Intellectual Freedom Roundtable and the Library Development and Legislative Committee have been working diligently to promote OLA’s support of net neutrality, an official statement of which was approved by the OLA Executive Board in August. The statement reads: The Oregon Library Association believes that...
  • November 1, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 1) Opportunities for Enrichment
    Oregon Authors Committee Seeks Volunteers The Oregon Authors Committee is seeking new volunteers! Our charge is to collect and preserve bibliographic data on Oregon authors, which we share through the site The time commitment is approximately one hour per month, with up to three virtual meetings annually and a...
  • November 1, 2014 (Vol.21, No.1) Oregon Library News
    The Oregon Community Foundation is soliciting proposals for a statewide needs and opportunities assessment of Oregon’s public libraries. The purpose of the research project is to answer the following questions: What are the roles that Oregon’s libraries currently play in their communities (education and  literacy, civic and community engagement; economic...
  • November 1, 2014 (Vol.21, No.1) People
    New Member Profile: Azalea Ebbay  I just joined OLA SSD this past month and I’m excited to get started. I’m currently a library page at Multnomah County Library’s Central Library. I’m a member of MCL’s Intellectual Freedom Committee and I also write for our reader’s advisory blog Embarrassment of Riches. This I started my...
  • August 1, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 15) Association News
    Calling All Performers! The Oregon Library Association’s Children’s Services section is sponsoring the eleventh Showcase of Performers. Previous showcases have provided librarians, parks and recreation staff, teachers and others who schedule children’s programs the opportunity to see first-hand a wide variety of performing artists. Feedback from performers has been tremendously...
  • August 1, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 15) Opportunities for Enrichment
    Western States Government Information Virtual Conference *Free* The Western States Government Information Virtual Conference is now OPEN for registration and takes place August 6th-8th! We invite you to sit back, relax, and pick from the programs that interest you the most! Highlights include… *  Keynote Speaker Rich Harwood from the...
  • August 1, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 15) People.
    Megan Dugan My name is Megan Dugan and I am the Library Manager at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. I started this position in July 2013, after working more than 20 years for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District in Vancouver, Washington. I have a Bachelor of Arts...
  • June 15, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 12) Association News
    OLA Roundtables Did you know that in addition to Divisions, Committees, and Task Forces, Oregon Library Association members have the option to participate in over a dozen roundtables? Document Interest (DIGOR), Outreach (ORT), Library Technology (LibTechRT), and Social Responsibilities (SRRT) are just a small sampling of the interests covered. Visit...
  • June 15, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 12) Happenings
    It’s Time for Summer Reading Libraries across the state and the nation are diving into Summer Reading once again! This year all Oregon public, volunteer and tribal libraries are part of the Collaborative Summer Reading Program (CSLP).  The program encourages people of all ages to keep their minds active and...
  • June 15, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 12) Opportunities for Engagement
    Digital Directions Registration DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections July 21-23, 2014 Portland, Oregon Register Now – Seats are going fast We expect to sell out before the deadline this year! Join colleagues from institutions large and small for 2 days of instruction on basics and best...

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