OLA Significant Projects

Amo Leer

Twenty rural libraries were chosen in 2007 by the Oregon Library Association to receive 700 children's books in Spanish and bilingual.  These books filled 8-10 shelves for children with a 3rd grade reading level and less.  This was possible thanks to a generous donation by an anonymous donor who care that every kid has a book to read.  Click here for more information.



Helping Oregon Libraries Achieve (The HOLA Project) was a grant opportunity for Oregon library employees who serve populations of 10,000 or less to attend the Oregon Library Association  (OLA) conference in 2008 and 2009 with ALL expenses paid.  In 2010 ALA Public Library Division held their national conference in Portland Oregon with grantees of this award receiving a stipend  to attend.  OLA received a gift from a very generous anonymous donor to provide grants for 10 different libraries and to send an employee to the conference (also included OLA membership    for three years for the employee and the library, and a personal coach to introduce grantees to OLA and help them get the most of of the conference).


Oregon Authors

The Oregon Authors Information Clearinghouse was established to provide access to information and resources about authors living in Oregon. It was maintained by the Oregon Authors Committee, a standing committee of the Oregon Library Association whose charge is to collect and preserve bibliographic data on Oregon authors.  The database ceased operation and access withdrawn in 2020.


Oregon Reads 2009

Oregon Reads was a community reads program that will take place in nearly every public library  and every county in Oregon during the state's sesquicentennial, January through April of 2009. 


Vision 2020

OLA thanks the Vision 2020 Committee members for their hard work on this remarkable document. A special thanks to Mary Ginnane for leading us through to completion and Anne-Marie Dietering who chaired the committee.  We are extremely fortunate to have so many talented individuals working to improve libraries and library services throughout our state.


Vision 2010

In 1999, an Oregon Library Association Executive Board charged a Vision 2010 committee to develop a road map for the next decade, building on the success of Vision 2000. The Vision 2010 committee developed its plan using the Public Library Association's Planning for Results approach. Environmental scans describing the current status and future issues in Oregon and its libraries  were developed and used by the committee as the basis of their work along with input from  library organizations.