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  • January 15, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 5) Association News
    OLA Seeking Candidates for Three Offices Are you interested in making a difference for Oregon libraries?  Perhaps running for OLA office is right for you this year. Contact OLA Past President and Nominating Chair Penny Hummel at 503-890.0494 or to volunteer yourself or others for the following opportunities: Vice-President/President-Elect/Past...
  • January 15, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 5) Opportunities for Enrichment
    Portland Emerging Archivists Meet-up The Portland Emerging Archivists would like to kick off 2015 with a happy hour meet-up Wednesday January 28th from 5:30-7 pm. This month’s meet-up will be held at Groundbreaker Brewery (formerly Harvester) located on SE 7th and Lincoln St. Also, we’d like to start planning more...
  • January 15, 2015 (Vol. 21, No. 5) Library News
    Cultura y Lectura Hello, I am Gabriela Hernandez from the Deschutes Public Library in Redmond, Oregon. For the past two years I have worked as the Latino Services Specialist. Starting January, 2015, we are starting a new program for adults that I am very excited about; a book club that...
  • December 15, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 4) Association News
    OLA Honors & Awards Call for Nominations Yes, it’s time to nominate your colleagues for OLA Honors & Awards! Who has done an outstanding job or taken on a project or been responsible for a success in our libraries this year? Tell us about those talented, dedicated individuals whose commitment...
  • December 15, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 4) Opportunities for Enrichment
    OLA Volunteer Opportunities Looking for lightweight ways to get involved in OLA? Do you get more jazzed about working on a specific project than serving on a committee? The OLA Website has a list of units that are seeking project-based help from volunteers. Projects range from helping to maintain, to creating a...
  • December 15, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 4) Library News
    CSLP Teen Video Challenge The Cooperative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has released their announcement of the 2015 Teen Video Challenge. Here are the model release forms and the Oregon entry form! The forms must be submitted and postmarked by February 13, 2015. You can submit the forms completed to me at...
  • December 15, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 4) People
    Member Profile: Adrienne Doman Calkins Greetings! I’m Adrienne Doman Calkins, the new Library Manager at Sherwood Public Library, a member library of Washington County Cooperative Library Services. Sherwood Public Library is the southern-most library in Washington County, where we serve a population of over 22,000 people. I started here in...
  • November 1, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 1) Association News
    OLA Supports Net Neutrality The OLA Intellectual Freedom Roundtable and the Library Development and Legislative Committee have been working diligently to promote OLA’s support of net neutrality, an official statement of which was approved by the OLA Executive Board in August. The statement reads: The Oregon Library Association believes that...
  • November 1, 2014 (Vol. 21, No. 1) Opportunities for Enrichment
    Oregon Authors Committee Seeks Volunteers The Oregon Authors Committee is seeking new volunteers! Our charge is to collect and preserve bibliographic data on Oregon authors, which we share through the site The time commitment is approximately one hour per month, with up to three virtual meetings annually and a...
  • November 1, 2014 (Vol.21, No.1) Oregon Library News
    The Oregon Community Foundation is soliciting proposals for a statewide needs and opportunities assessment of Oregon’s public libraries. The purpose of the research project is to answer the following questions: What are the roles that Oregon’s libraries currently play in their communities (education and  literacy, civic and community engagement; economic...

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