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OASL Fall Conference 2023 Save the Date

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 2022 Award Winners of the Year: 

Secondary Teacher-Librarian of the Year
Tricia Snyder, Reynolds Middle School

Elementary Teacher-Librarian of the Year
Grace Butler, Whitman Elementary School

District Librarian of the Year
Carrie Light, Lake Oswego School District

Classified Staff Person of the Year
Gigi Michaels, Griffin Creek Elementary School

Honorary Lifetime Member 
Susan Stone


The first-timer scholarship recipients were: 


  • Erin Castaneda, Klamath County SD
  • Melissa Schaefer, Reynolds SD
  • Corinne Dichter, Hood River County SD


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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2023 OASL Fall Conference

October 13-14, 2023 in Lincoln City, Oregon

 Check out our First Timer Scholarship

Registration now open! Register by October 1st for Early Bird rates. 

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

Gregory Lum, retired teacher-librarian and an OASL Past President, has established a $2,000 grant to help fund first-time attendance to the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) national conference. This year's conference will be held October 19-21 in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Congratulations to our 2023 grant recipient:

Delia Fields, Teacher Librarian from Hermiston High School. 

Lum commented, "I am excited about partnering with OASL to provide an opportunity for an Oregon teacher-librarian to attend the AASL national conference. I gained much knowledge and networked with other librarians from across the country when I attended national conferences."

OASL at AASL 2021!  



 OASL Newsletter - Engaging Readers

Issue 2, February 2023

This time of year can be tough for educators, including school librarians. Keeping kids engaged throughout the year is a struggle. This edition of the newsletter is dedicated to all the amazing ways librarians across the state are engaging readers. 

Article submissions, suggestions, or corrections can be sent to [email protected]

 2022 OASL Fall Conference

The 2022 conference was a fantastic day of learning and networking!

Materials for many sessions are posted on the conference website


OASL Anti-Racism Resources for School Libraries Padlet

OASL COVID-19 Resources Padlet

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