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  • October 1, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 21) Association News
    Your chance for a session or pre-conference at OLA 2016 The Oregon Library Association Conference Committee invites you to submit program and pre-conference proposals for the 2016 Conference, April 20–22 at the Riverhouse Hotel in Bend. Our theme this year is Tell Your Story and our hashtag is #ORLib16. At this point the program...
  • October 1, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 21) Library News
    News from Coos! Coos Bay Public Library welcomes AmeriCorps member Gary Furuyama. The youngest of six children, Gary was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho.  He moved to Portland in 2006, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Eastern Oregon University in December 2012. This past August, Gary...
  • October 1, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 21) Library News
    Subscribe Online for IMLS News and Announcements   Don’t miss an IMLS update! Sign up for IMLS news releases, blog posts, grant announcements, or the monthly newsletter. With the new agency website, you can even sign up for specific topics of interest. Visit to join the IMLS mailing lists! And follow IMLS...
  • October 1, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 21) Opportunities for Enrichment
    Library Juice Academy Library Juice Academy continuing education courses will be offered in October, and November. Most of our online classes are four weeks in length, with a price of $175. We accept registrations through the first week of class. Details on these courses are at Here is a list of October...
  • October 1, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 21) Opportunities for Enrichment
    2016 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering the Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant for 2016. This grant of $1,000 provides seed money for small-scale projects that...
  • October 1, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 21) People
    Member Profile: Laura Nagel Hello to all! Originally from Northern Minnesota, I attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington for college, which is where I fell in love with the PNW. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2014 with my MA, I began working at Linn-Benton Community...
  • September 15, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 20) Association News
    Weighing in on Nominating the Next Librarian of Congress With the pending retirement of James Billington, Librarian of Congress, Congress will start the process of nominating and appointing a new librarian. At the urging of OLA’s Library Development and Legislation Committee, Jane Corry is sending Oregon senators and representatives a...
  • September 15, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 20) Association News
    Coos Bay/North Bend OASL 2015 Statewide Conference Conference Theme: 2020 Vision Dates: Friday and Saturday, October 9th and 10th Location: The Mill Casino – 3201 Tremont St. North Bend, OR 97459 The Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) invites all educators and library staff to join us for the Fall Conference...
  • September 15, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 20) Library News
    Collections Care Information for Oregon Organizations In order to make your work a little bit easier during the coming year, Oregon Heritage has created a new webpage of collections care information created by other Oregonians. You will find information about audio preservation, digital stewardship and curation, textile care, paper preservation, collections...
  • September 15, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 20) Library News
    Oregon Public Library Needs Assessment It gives me great pleasure to announce that the very first Oregon Public Library Needs Assessment has just been released. You can download it from The Oregon Community Foundation’s website or from my company website. First off, I want to thank the Oregon library community for...

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