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Empowering Oregon Students by Supporting School Libraries 

 Congratulations to the 2023 Award Winners:  

Secondary Teacher-Librarian of the Year
Jean Gritter, Greater Albany Public Schools

Elementary Teacher-Librarian of the Year
Martha Dyer, Eugene School District 4J

District Librarian of the Year
Jennifer McKenzie, Siuslaw School District

Classified Staff Person of the Year
Alisa Betz, Bend-La Pine Schools

 Distinguished Service Award for Library Administrators
Dr. David Pryor, West Linn-Wilsonville School District
The first-timer scholarship recipients were: 
  • Marlena Adams
  • Susan Lightle
  • Lindy Hartvigson

School Libraries Deliver!  
Watch the video above to see/hear school library standards in action!

Check out the
Oregon School Library Standards and
K-14 Grade Level Learning Goals   
See button link to the right, and also via this database for easy searching:

and find advocacy resources in the 
OASL Library Advocacy Toolkit


Congratulations to our two 2023 Connie Hull Endowment Fund Mini-Grant recipients:


  • Kate Jacobson Dutro from Hartley Elementary in the Reynolds School District for "Manga in Real Life".
  • Keely Nudo from Grant Watts Elementary/Scapoose District Librarian for "Promoting Student Literacy and the Inquiry Process Through Connection and Collaboration With Classroom Instruction".
For details about the award and application requirements click here.


Check out this new resource!

A preview of the OASL Strong School Library Rubric

 OASL Letters of Appreciation!  

Would you like to recognize a program, event, organization or community partner that supports strong school libraries?  We are setting up a process by which OASL can send a Letter of Appreciation on your behalf.

Find information via the Awards link   ---->

Promote School Libraries in Oregon!
Check out our "Save Our School Libraries" Advocacy and visit our Parent Advocacy page.

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 OASL Fall 2024 Conference

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October 5, 2024

Grant High School, Portland

Summer break is on the horizon; but, as an educator, you most likely have your eye on next school year and are considering library programs, book purchases, and lesson plans you want to implement. JOIN US for the Oregon Association of School Libraries 2024 Fall Conference in Portland, Oregon, on October 5th. Our theme is #BetterTogether! Registration is now open!

We are thrilled to welcome a fantastic panel of talent to this year’s conference.  Author Phil Bildner will be our keynote speaker and join author Dashka Slater and cartoonist Breena Bard for a breakfast panel and session presentations. Additionally, we have a full schedule of sessions that address the breadth of our work in school libraries, revolving around learning, best practice, program implementation, innovation in technology, and staff development.  

OASL 2024 Fall Conference Website

OASL RegistrationVendor Interest, and Scholarship Information

Please email Paige Battle at [email protected] with questions.


-------------------------------------------------------------Gregory Lum AASL National Conference Grant Winner Announced!

Congratulations to our 2023 grant recipient:

Delia Fields, Teacher-Librarian from Hermiston High School. 

To learn more about the grant and this year's recipient click here.

OASL at AASL 2023!  



OASL Anti-Racism Resources for School Libraries Padlet

OASL COVID-19 Resources Padlet

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