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OLA Board Elections

It is my pleasure to announce the results of the Oregon Library Association 2024 elections
We had an outstanding pool of candidates, and I would like to thank each of them for their service to OLA by running for office.

OLA's incoming 2024-2025 President is Ayn Frazee from Franklin High School in Portland. 

OLA's incoming Vice President/President Elect is April Witteveen from OSU Cascades in Bend. This is a three year term and April's Presidential year will be 2024-2026. 

Roxanne Renteria from Deschutes Public Library was re-elected as OLA's Secretary.  Roxanne will continue to serve on the Board through 2025.

Please join me in congratulating OLA's incoming board members, who begin their terms on September 1.
If you have any questions about the election or want to become more involved contact me at [email protected] 

Thank you,
Star Khan
OLA 2023-24 Past President

Overdue: Weeding Out Oppression in Libraries
Podcast Series, Launched 3/31/22
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (EDIA) Committee

Season 3, Episode 3: An Introduction to Critical Librarianship
with Jamillah R. Gabriel 


*There were slight technical issues during the recording of this episode. We apologize for any minor disruptions*

We are excited to welcome Jamillah R. Gabriel, the Critical Pedagogy Research Librarian at Harvard University and co-host of the podcast LibVoices, for a second time. Jamillah provides listeners with a beginner-friendly overview of Critical Pedagogy, how it can be applied to library and information science, and used to promote EDIA within libraries and educational settings. 

Jamillah explores why EDIA racism trainings fail (or perhaps more accurately, why EDIA trainings are designed to fail), and how decolonizing bibliographic research can aid in centering marginalized voices and perspectives when it comes to knowledge production and citation. 

For additional readings on the topics discussed, try: 


Hosts:  LaRee Dominguez & Roxanne M. Renteria
Date of Interview: May 10, 2024

Direct link to episode:


Oregon Library Association Online Merchant Store
OLA has opened its OLA Merch Store and currently has available Conference Logo and a variety on a variety of items.
Over the next few months it will be opened for OLA Units to make available their merchandise.
Take a look!


 EDI Antiracism Toolkit Available

EDI Antiracism Toolkit, Digital Copy (pdf)
EDI Antiracism Toolkit, Hard Copy (pdf)

PLD Director's Training Session on the EDI Antiracism Toolkit
1/29/21 Recorded Session (youTube, approximately 2 1/4 hours)



OLA Mission Statement

OLA provides advocacy, education, leadership and collaboration to continually strengthen Oregon's libraries and the communities we serve.  


OLA Hotline

Oregon Library Association Quarterly (OLAQ)
Check out the new issue Vol. 28, No. 1!

Marketing and Outreach: Connecting to Our Communities

OLAQ is hosted by Oregon State University.

Find current issue and past archives at our new site.

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!