OLA Annual Conference - Many Points of Light, One Bright Future

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April 18-21, 2018, Eugene - Hilton Eugene

 2018 OLA Conference logo

This year’s theme, “Many points of light, one bright future” and our sweet logo came from our friends at Libraries of Eastern Oregon. A group of small public libraries formed LEO to combine forces on everything from grantseeking to programming to database licensing in order to improve the future for all libraries in Eastern Oregon.

If LEO and OLA have taught us anything, it’s that we can learn things from even the smallest of libraries. Our lights all shine differently, whether small or large, private, nonprofit, or governmental. Some of us serve the general public, others students, still others companies, tribes, or agencies. What we have in common, though, is that we all have something to teach each other and still more to learn from one another. At the conference, we’ll hear many voices, some from those we hear often and still others who may not speak up as frequently. What we learn collectively from all of those voices helps brighten the future of those we serve. Many points of light, one bright future.
— Buzzy Nielsen, OLA President 2017-2018

Support Services Division Annual Conference
July 2018 TBA

OASL Fall Conference
October 12-13 2018
Wilsonville High School 

Greeting Oregon School Librarians (and Friends):

Now that OLA is over, and you are still on your conference high, it’s time to think about what you’d like to present at OASL in October (yay!) to help move our profession forward.

This year, we are organizing Saturday breakout and poster sessions around the newly released AASL Standards’ Shared Foundations and Learning categories, expressed as domains. This will help ensure we offer a variety of themes and subjects, as well as assist attendees in choosing sessions.

Your proposal should connect to one of the Shared Foundations and Key Commitments of school librarians: Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, or Engage (or a combination of these).

Also, the session or poster should be learner-centered, and help our students or adult learners Think, Create, Share, or Grow.

More information about these Shared Foundations, Key Commitments, and Learning Domains can be found on the proposal survey

Please email Stacy Erickson or Len Bryan with any questions you may have!

Stacy Erickson

Len Bryan


ACRL-OR Fall Joint Conference / Menucha
October 2018 



OLA / WLA Joint Conference
Vancouver Hilton - Vancouver, Washington
April 17-19, 2019

Future National Conferences
2019 - ALA Midwinter Conference, Seattle Washington, January 25-29, 2019
2021 - ACRL Conference, Seattle Washington, April 14-17, 2021
2027 - ACRL Conference, Portland Oregon, April 7 - 10, 2027