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  • February 1, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 5) Conference
    Registration is now open for the 2016 OLA Annual Conference Join colleagues for educational programming, networking and a whole lot of fun at the Riverhouse Convention Center in sunny Bend, Oregon, April 20-22, 2016. Check out the slate of preconferences and programs. Register for the conference by March 21st to get the...
  • February 1, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 5) Opportunities for Enrichment
    OLA wants to help you spiff up your resume and cover letter! The Membership Committee and the New Member Round Table are joining forces to pilot a new program for OLA members – Resume & Cover Letter Review! Volunteer reviewers will evaluate the applicant’s resume and representative cover letter and...
  • February 1, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 5) Association News
    Yes, it’s time to nominate your colleagues for OLA Honors & Awards! Who has done an outstanding job or taken on a project or been responsible for a success in our libraries this year? Tell us about those talented, dedicated individuals whose commitment to excellent library service has made a...
  • February 1, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 5) Association News
    Know someone providing top-notch teen services? Nominate them for the OYEA! Award! Nominations for the 2016 OYAN You’re Excellent Award (OYEA!) are being accepted now through March 15, 2016. This is a fantastic way to recognize work in Oregon libraries that has made a difference for teens. The OYEA! may...
  • February 1, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 5) Library News
    Gayle Waiss, Florence First Citizen Congratulations to Gayle Waiss, Assistant Director and Youth Services Librarian at the Siuslaw Public Library District, who was recently honored as Florence First Citizen at the annual Siuslaw Awards, sponsored by the Florence Chamber of Commerce.  Gayle, who has been employed by the Siuslaw Public...
  • February 1, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 5) People
    Remembrances of George H. Bell The Oregon library community lost a fierce champion on December 29th when George Bell died. George was on the State Library Board from 1988 to 1995 and served as Chair of the Board in 1991-92 and 1994-95. George was an Honorary Life Member of OLA and was...
  • January 15, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 4) Conference
    Registration will be opening very soon for the 2016 OLA Conference in Bend. In the meantime, you can get a sneak peek at the fantastic line-up of programs we’ll have for you! The OLA 2016 program schedule is now online and interactive, to boot. Check out all the features at Here’s a...
  • January 15, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 4) Opportunities for Engagement
    Seeking Reviewers for the New OLA Resume/Cover Letter Review Program The Membership Committee and the New Member Round Table are joining forces to pilot a new program for OLA members:  Resume & Cover Letter Review! This program is designed to provide guidance for OLA Members seeking positions within libraries and/or...
  • January 15, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 4) Association News
    OLA Seeking Candidates for Three Offices Are you interested in making a difference for Oregon libraries?  This is the perfect opportunity to step up and run for office! Contact OLA Past President and Nominating Chair Candice Watkins at 503.298.8593 or to volunteer yourself or others for the following opportunities: Vice-President/President-Elect/Past...
  • December 15, 2015 (Vol. 22, No. 3) Conference
    We are very excited to announce the keynote speaker for OLA 2016: Sari Feldman, President of ALA! Her keynote will be titled “Libraries Transform – Amplifying the Story.” Read more… Poster Proposals – Reviewing now through January 15th Before the craziness of the holidays and the new year, get your OLA...

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Strategic Planning - Request for Proposals

The Oregon Library Association Executive Board is seeking a facilitator to lead the development of a strategic plan, which will identify priorities and goals for the association’s activities and services over the next three years.  The final document will be approved by the Board no later than July 15, 2016.

For complete RFP information click here.


The OLA Quarterly Journal has a new home!
Check out the new issue Vol. 21, No. 3!
OLAQ is now hosted by Pacific University via Digital Commons.
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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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