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  • 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...
  • June 15, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 12) Library News
    Research Supports School Librarians’ Impact on Student Learning Changes in Oregon law and other trends point to the necessity of licensed school librarians and their positive impact on student learning. The passage of the Strong School Libraries Act, or Oregon House Bill 2586, means that school districts are required to...
  • June 1, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 11) Association News
    Intellectual Freedom Champion Award On May 28th, Senator Ron Wyden was honored with the Intellectual Freedom Champion Award. Proceedings took place at the US Bank Room at Multnomah County Central Library. The award was granted by the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Oregon Library Association to recognize “the contribution made by...
  • June 1, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 11) Happenings
    Multnomah County Reader’s Advisory Campaign Multnomah County Library has launched a new cutting edge reader’s advisory campaign called My Librarian. The service is designed to “foster personal connection between a librarian and reader.” Funding through a grant from the Paul B. Allen Grant has allowed the library to build and...
  • June 1, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 11) Opportunities For Enrichment
    Beyond Borders: An Evening with Kate Arnold Please join the Oregon Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) for a stimulating evening with SLA’s President, Kate Arnold. Kate will share insights on librarians and information professionals she has gleaned over her first six months in office. Fresh from SLA/INFO-EXPO in...
  • June 1, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 11) Library News
    Oregon City Passes Bond Measure Measure 3-435 was approved earlier this month with support from 70% of Oregon City voters. The $6 million bond will finance a much needed expansion of the city’s Carnegie library with a 15,000 square foot addition to be finished by the summer of 2016. Learn...
  • May 1, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 9) Association News
    Conference Wrap-up Many thanks for everyone who supported this year’s OLA conference. It was another successful event! If you haven’t already, please take moment and share your feedback via the online evaluationform. Wish you had taken more notes or didn’t attend this time around? Don’t fret! Visit the resources page at...
  • May 1, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 9) Happenings
    Get Involved! An Update about Strong School Library Programs and CIPs In March, OASL and the State Library reported about developments around school districts having to account for “strong school library programs” in the continuous improvement plans (CIP) that they submit to the Oregon Department of Education every three years. An ad...

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Exciting News!
The OLA Quarterly Journal has a new home!
OLAQ is now hosted by Pacific University via Digital Commons.
We're almost ready to publish our Summer 2014 issue,
Visit the new website now for information on upcoming issues, search for archived articles, and find out how you can contribute your voice to a publication dedicated to representing Oregon Libraries and staff!
 

 

 
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