Round Tables


Documents Interest Group (DIGOR)
Dotty Ormes, Southern Oregon Oregon University (email)
The objectives of DIGOR are to provide opportunities for communication, education and cooperation among the government information library community, and to improve access to government information by all.


International Relations (IRRT)
Lori Wamsley, Portland Community College (email)
The objectives of this organization shall be to provide a framework for information sharing of librarians, library workers, and library supporters interested in international librarianship activities of all types of libraries. The specific aims of the IRRT are to increase the communication of OLA members from all types of libraries about the international visits, exchanges, and special programs in which OLA members are involved. To increase the general awareness of contributions made by Oregon librarians at the international level, IRRT will sponsor programs at the conference of the Oregon Library Association.

 

Legal Reference (LRRT)
Sue Ludington, Washington County Law Library (email)
The objectives of this organization shall be to provide a practical framework for information sharing, continuing education opportunities, professional interactions, and a support system to those library workers engaged in providing legal reference services in all types of Oregon libraries. This organization shall aim to share ideas, plan, and improve legal reference services in and among libraries and foster fellowship, cooperation, and professionalism among its members.


Library Assessment 
(LART)
Kate Rubick, Lewis & Clark College (email)
Provides a practical framework for information sharing, continuing education opportunities, professional interactions, and a support system to those library workers engaged in library assessment in all types of Oregon libraries. This organization shall aim to share ideas, plan, and improve library assessment activities in and among libraries and foster fellowship, cooperation, and professionalism among its members

 

Library Instruction (LIRT)
Sara Thompson, Oregon State University Cascades (email)
The Library Instruction Round Table is formed to promote library instruction as a means to empower library users to become life-long learners; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and materials; to foster continuing educational opportunities; and to promote cooperation and fellowship among OLA members engaged in library instruction.

 

Library Preservation (LPRT)
Robyn Ward, Portland Community College College (email)
The objectives of this organization shall be to provide a framework for the sharing of information among librarians, library workers, and library supporters interested in preservation activities in all types of libraries. The specific aims of the LPRT are to facilitate communication among OLA members from all types of libraries about the importance of the preservation of library materials and to increase the general awareness of preservation activities in libraries. In pursuit of its aims the LPRT will sponsor programs at the annual conference of the OLA and organize workshops and training related to preservation activities and disaster response planning.

 

Library Technology (LibTechRT)
Darci Hanning,  Oregon State Library (email)
The Library Technology Round Table will create and build a community of library technologists within OLA. The objectives of the group are to 1) offer a centralized forum for the exchange of ideas involving the use of technology in libraries 2) provide training and educational opportunities on technology issues, topics and tools 3) raise the capacity of OLA members to share advice, research and support for library technology initiatives and 4) promote cooperation and fellowship among OLA members who are responsible for or interested in technology in libraries. 

 

Outreach (ORT)
Annie Lewis, Interim Chair, (email)
The ORT provides a framework for information sharing, continuing education and moral support for library workers currently providing outreach services; and to offer opportunities for networking and encouragement to libraries wishing to expand or develop library outreach services. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to library service to people of all ages who can no longer use a library facility due to either a physical or mental impairment, people who live in rural or remote area without a library, non-English speakers, the incarcerated, the homeless, and low-literacy adults.


Past Presidents Round Table (PPRT)
Vacant
The objectives of this organization shall be: 1) to enliven the OLA conference by working for the participation of all OLA members in the programs and activities of the conference; 2) to encourage library administrators, library staff and library supporters to be actively involved in professional library activities at the local, state, regional, or national level, and; 3) to support the office of OLA President.


Reference (RRT)
Morgan Sohl, Driftwood Public Library (email)
The objectives of this organization shall be to provide a practical framework for information sharing, continuing education opportunities, professional interactions, and a support system to those library workers engaged in reference services in all types of Oregon libraries. This organization shall aim to share ideas, plan, and improve reference services in and among libraries and foster fellowship, cooperation, and professionalism among its members.


Social Responsibilities (SRRT)
Candise Branum, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (email)
Being socially responsible implies that we have an ethical obligation to act in the best interest of those in our society. The SRRT provides a place for discussion and learning about how we can serve our communities in a socially responsible way. Respect for diversity, equitable service, and understanding needs-in-context through community involvement are core values of this round table.


Technical Services
(TSRT)
Katie Boyd, Cedar Mill Public Library (email)
The objectives of this organization shall be to provide a framework for information sharing, continuing education and moral support for library workers currently engaged in technical services activities. Specifically, the aims are to provide for the exchange of ideas on technical services and automation processes, systems, and policies; to provide a medium for the exploration of new ideas and technologies; to foster cooperation among all Oregon libraries in the areas of technical services and automation; and to increase an awareness in the library community of the roles of technical and automation services.
 

 
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