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  • October 15, 2016 (Vol.23 No.19) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    The 2016 Horner Exchange Chronicles The Horner Library Staff Exchange Program was established through a generous gift by the late Dr. Layton Horner for the purpose of sharing professional knowledge about library and information science between the United States and China. For the past 20 years, dozens of librarians have...
  • October 15, 2016 (Vol.23 No.19) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    Check Out the Latest OLA Quarterly The latest issue of the Oregon Library Association Quarterly is now available! The theme for this issue is Re-Envisioning with the Aspen Institute: Oregon Libraries Answer the Challenge, and the Guest Editors are Pam North and Ann Roseberry. The Aspen Institute’s critical report offered...
  • October 15, 2016 (Vol.23 No.19) HAPPENINGS
    OYAN Fall Workshop Outcome-based evaluation: Putting teen programs on a level playing field with children’s programs Friday, October 21, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Wilsonville Public Library Teen programs typically get significantly less attendance than children’s programs so it’s difficult to use statistics to justify your time and budget. Outcome based evaluation...
  • October 15, 2016 (Vol.23 No.19) LIBRARY NEWS
    Letter To Employers Of Clarion University Graduates Graduates of the Master of Information and Library Science (MSLS) degree program at Clarion University are working all over the country. We are in the process of collecting data to assess the performance of our alumni in the workplace. If you supervise any...
  • October 15, 2016 (Vol.23 No.19) LIBRARY NEWS
    Oregon Reads Aloud Oregon Reads Aloud is SMART’s statewide campaign celebrating the importance of getting kids excited and motivated about reading. It is themed after the title of their very own children’s book, a tribute to their life’s work of empowering Oregon children to read and succeed. The book is...
  • October 15, 2016 (Vol.23 No.19) PEOPLE
    Member Profile: Julie Dowen I am presently one of two librarians at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, a law firm headquartered in Portland with offices in Seattle, Vancouver, Bend and Long Beach. I travel once a month to our Seattle office, our second largest, to oversee the library. I...
  • October 1, 2016 (Vol.23 No.18) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    OLA Strategic Plan 2016 Hello OLA, It is with great excitement that I share with you the new OLA Strategic Plan! The OLA executive board voted to adopt the plan as presented last month. It was created with input from a great number of our members in the form of...
  • October 1, 2016 (Vol.23 No.18) ASSOCIATION NEWS
    ACRL Award for Excellence Winner The ACRL-OR Board is proud to announce this year’s ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence winner, Amy Hofer, Coordinator for Statewide Open Education Library Services, for leading the Open Oregon Educational Resources project which has statewide impact on supporting open education resources (OER). Find out more about...
  • October 1, 2016 (Vol.23 No.18) HAPPENINGS
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  • October 1, 2016 (Vol.23 No.18) OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENRICHMENT
    CSD Fall Workshop It’s that time of year again! OLA’s Children’s Services Division is hosting its 2016 Fall Workshop at Multnomah County Library’s Midland branch on Saturday, October 29th from 9am-4pm. This year, we will continue to brainstorm and explore new ideas to implement in our Summer Reading programs. We...

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