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OLA Executive Board Elections 2022 Now Underway
Please vote before midnight, June 14, 2022
Candidate Information


OLA Support Staff Division Conference 2022
Rise Above
Friday, July 22, 2022
Timberline Lodge

Registration Now Open & More Information


Overdue: Weeding Out Oppression in Libraries
Podcast Series, Launched 3/31/22
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (EDIA) Committee 
2nd Episode released (4/29/22)
Staff Training, Tool-kit Implementation, and Barriers to EDI in Library Settings
Guest:  Adrienne Doman Calkins and Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney
Interviewers:  Brittany Young and Yeli Boots  
Inaugural Episode, (3/31/22): EDI and Antiracism in Libraries: A Toolkit for Success, Guest Marci Ramiro-Jenkins [Interviews: Pia Alliende and Max Macias]
* Special thanks to Krista Neth for her editing of sound for the podcast episodes.



Oregon Library Association Annual Awards and Business Meeting
Held April 11, 2022

The following awards were bestowed

Distinguished Service Award - Steven Engelfried (award acceptance video)
Library Supporter of the Year Award - Salem Public Library Foundation 
(award acceptance video)
DEI Antiracism Award - Alma Plasencia 
(award acceptance video)
Librarian of the Year Award - Marci Ramiro-Jenkins (award acceptance video)

Congratulations to all! 


 EDI Antiracism Toolkit Now 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)



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


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Oregon Library Association Quarterly (OLAQ)
Check out the new issue Vol. 27, No. 1!

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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!