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Welcome to the web site that keeps Oregon's library community informed about events and issues important to association members, libraries, library trustees, and friends of libraries across the state.


Take Action!

OLA's bills SB 885 and SB 1075 have been scheduled for public hearings and work sessions in the Oregon Legislature on March 30th at 3pm in the Senate Education CommitteeWe are looking for letters of support! Please take the time to write a letter on one or both bills using this template and adding in your own take. Legislators appreciate hearing personalized stories. Please feel free to add in anecdotal evidence to help make our case for needed funding for broadband and to support school libraries.   

Submit your testimony here. Pick March 30th from the drop down then click the bill you wish to weigh in on (SB 885 or SB 1075). If you need assistance, check out these instructions or contact [email protected].


Registration is Now Open
2023 OLA Conference

The Riverhouse - Bend OR
Date: April 19 - 22, 2023
Conference Registration is now open - click here to register

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Overdue: Weeding Out Oppression in Libraries
Podcast Series, Launched 3/31/22
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (EDIA) Committee

Episode 14:  Righting Black History
w/Sherry Antoine, Laurie Bridges & Diana Park 

In this episode, we talk with Sherry Antoine (Executive Director of AfroCROWD), Laurie Bridges (Instruction and Outreach librarian at Oregon State University), and Diana Park (Science Librarian at Oregon State University) about their work to RIGHT history by writing Black history into Wikipedia.

Learn about what is happening in libraries and partner organizations to further representation of Black folx (and all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). Wikipedia is one of the first results that comes up when we search the web, while still often disregarded for its ability to allow anyone to add information to the large system of knowledge. That ability, for ALL to contribute to this repository of information and history, provides a new way to fight for social justice and Black futures.

Date of interview: February 13, 2023
Hosts: Melissa Anderson and Brittany Young

Links mentioned in this episode:

This is the official last episode of OVERDUE Season 1. We have had a very successful year with FOURTEEN episodes, and I think this is a wonderful note to end on to not only wrap up our first season, but to also commemorate the end of Black History Month and remind people that righting histories, sharing accurate information and honoring Black and African American ancestry, culture and history does not stop after the month of February


OLA Hotline

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

Privacy and Confidentiality

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!