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  • September 15, 2016 (Vol.23 No.17) OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENRICHMENT
    This Month’s Great List of 72 Free Webinars! These training opportunities for this month were compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library. Do you have a free program that you would like to share? Add it to the Wyoming State Library calendar. For upcoming WebJunction webinars check the WebJunction...
  • September 15, 2016 (Vol.23 No.17) LIBRARY NEWS
    Reports: Public View on Public Libraries Pew continues to survey the American public regarding their views on public libraries. Here’s the latest report, “Libraries 2016”. Some snippets: “Trends in visiting public libraries have steadied, and many Americans have high expectations for what their local libraries should offer” “Large majority says...
  • September 15, 2016 (Vol.23 No.17) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    Leadership Development Scholarship The Oregon Library Association is delighted to announce the new Leadership Development Scholarship.  Beginning Fall 2016, three scholarships, each up to $1000, can be awarded annually.All members of OLA, regardless of position or employment, are eligible to apply for the scholarship with the intended purpose to support...
  • September 15, 2016 (Vol.23 No.17) PEOPLE
    New Member Profile: Gretchen Kolderup I’m Gretchen Kolderup, the Youth Librarian at the St. Helens Public Library. I just started in this new role in April after driving across the country with my husband and dog from New York, where I was the Manager for Young Adult Education and Engagement...
  • SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 (Vol.23 No.16) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    Call for Proposals The OLA 2017 Conference Call for Program Proposals is now open for this year’s theme: Thriving Together. Do you have a program, process, idea, or experience that demonstrates how your library is thriving in your community, with other organizations and libraries, and with your patrons? Please share...
  • SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 (Vol.23 No.16) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    OASL Fall Conference We are excited to see you at the OASL Fall Conference, Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15 at Summit High School in Bend. We have been working hard to create a conference that will be informational, inspiring, and fun. Friday will feature book talks for elementary...
  • SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 (Vol.23 No.16) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    2016 Performers Showcase Need help with children’s programming? The 2016 Performers Showcase is coming up on Saturday, September 24th. This showcase allows audience members to see a five-minute preview from between 70 and 90 magicians, musicians, storytellers, creative dramatics, jugglers, authors, and others who specialize in entertaining and educating children...
  • SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 (Vol.23 No.16) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    2016 ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conferences Registration is open for the 2016 ACRL-OR/WA Joint Fall Conferences. This year’s conference will be held at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center on the Columbia Gorge October 27-28. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Creativity and Turning Inspiration Into Reality”. For conference registration: Register for Menucha...
  • SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 (Vol.23 No.16) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    PLD board elections are in! Congratulations to the following: Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenny, Library Director of Driftwood Public Library, was elected as Chair-Elect. Lorie Vik, Virtual Services Librarian of Eugene Public Library, was re-elected as Secretary. And the following will fill the three open at-large positions: Susan Bloom, Access Services Coordinator of...
  • SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 (Vol.23 No.16) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    Want to know the latest book challenges in Oregon for banned books week? The 2016 Annual Report on challenges to library materials in Oregon is now available! Last year (July 1, 2015—June 30, 2016) nine items were challenges at three public libraries and one school library in Oregon. Eight of...

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Welcome to the web site that keeps Oregon's library community informed about events and issues important to association members, libraries, library trustees, and friends of libraries across the state.


The 2017 OLA Conference  Call for Proposals is now open.

The dates for the  2017 Conference "Thriving Together"  are April 19th-22nd.

Follow the link to all pertinent information and the submission form for both regular and preconference sessions



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