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  • 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...
  • 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...

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