Current List of OLA Projects Seeking Your Help
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These are specific projects that need someone to take the reins. Just email the contact person for each project to get the ball rolling.
Not finding a specific project that works for you? Contact the chair of any division, committee or round table to find out about additional opportunities.
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last updated February 9, 2016
OLA Unit: OLA Executive Board
Project: OLA is seeking a volunteer to transfer the OLA 50th anniversary slide show presentation to a format that may be viewed online. The slide show, a written script, and an audio cassette tape are in the OLA archives stored at the State Library in Salem, Oregon. The script includes timing indicators for syncing the slide show with either the audio tape, a reading of the script, or both (we do not know what is on the tape or the slides). The project may involve reading and recording the script, making technology choices, finding access to necessary equipment, and uploading the final product to the OLA website. This opportunity may appeal to people who are interested in archives, information repackaging, digital objects, and media creation. The person who takes on this project will be self directed and will manage and complete the project using his or her best judgement in coordination with the OLA Executive Board.
Contact: Michele Burke, OLA 2017 Conference Chair
Email and phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-365-4711
OLA Unit: Oregon Association of School Libraries
Project: Coordinate the compilation of a K-12 library contact list of staff at Oregon K-12 libraries. Help OASL identify staff and create a contact list for collaboration, conferences, surveys, and professional development opportunities. Identify staff who provide instruction. Because this is a big project, multiple volunteers will be welcome.
Contact: Robin Rolfe, OASL President
OLA Unit: Intellectual Freedom Committee
Project: The Intellectual Freedom Committee usually has multiple projects throughout the year where we can use volunteer help. Examples of past projects have been: indexing and writing citations for new articles in the Intellectual Freedom Issues in Oregon database, editing and improving our committee's website content with information on intellectual freedom topics, and helping administer the statewide Celebrate the Freedom to Read in Oregon program during Banned Books Week. Please get in touch with us to find out what we are working on right now.
Contact: Ross Betzer and Krista Reynolds (co-chairs)
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
OLA Unit: Support Staff Division
Project: Archivist – 1 year term
Join the awesome team of the Support Staff Division, as you take over the 20 years worth of history of this professional organization, in the process of being digitized. Help us find a reliable method of storing the information online, with an eye to future searchability. Bring your tech savvy and love of history, work alongside your peers and learn all about the amazing people who have kept SSD strong since its beginning. Membership in the Oregon Library Association is a requirement - we can help with that!
Contact: Susan Bacina or Margaret Harmon-Myers
Email: email@example.com or Margaret.HarmonMyers@ci.eugene.or.us
OLA Unit:Northwest Central
Project: Content Harvester - Help keep the Northwest Central library continuing education website robust by posting upcoming continuing education events or resources. You could arrange to work 1-2 hours a month posting new content from training resources such as ACRL, Booklist, InfoPeople or others, or you could work for a block of time that fits your schedule adding content (in your area of expertise or an area recommended by the NWCentral administrator). This is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the environment of library continuing education and get skills using a Drupal-based content management system.
Contact: Gina Bacon
OLA Unit: Support Staff Division
Project: Mobile technology training for support staff
Contact: Sean Park