Greetings !

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.



OLA Board Election and Proposed Bylaw Changes results.

It is my pleasure to announce the results of the Oregon Library Association 2023 elections.  We had an outstanding pool of candidates, and I would like to thank each of them for their service to OLA by running for office.

OLA's incoming Vice President/President-elect is Ericka Brunson-Rochette from Deschutes Public Library.  This is a three year term and Ericka’s presidential year will be 2024-2025.

OLA's incoming Treasurer is Stuart Levy from Parkrose High School in Portland   This is a two year term. 

OLA's incoming Secretary is Roxanne Renteria from Deschutes Public Library. This is a one year term.

Please join me in congratulating OLA's incoming board members, who begin their terms on September 1.

In addition, the following amendments to the OLA Bylaws were approved by membership. Specific language of each of these bylaws changes can be found on the OLA website. 

  • Allow for one candidate for Executive Board positions in extenuating circumstances;

  • Allow Divisions to appoint someone other than their Chair as representative to the Executive Board;

  • Add a voting representative from the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism Committee to the Executive Board;

  • Allow people who are not OLA members to serve on committees if those individuals bring a perspective that would aid in the committee’s work;

  • Create the OLA Quarterly Editorial Board;

  • Apply various technical and language fixes to the bylaws.

    Arlene Weible
    OLA Past President


Upcoming enrichment events

Support Staff Division Conference, July 20 - 21, 2023 (pre-paid registration scholarships are now available) - Click here for the scholarship application!

Leadership Institute of the Oregon Library Association (LIOLA) 2023, July 23 - 25, 2023, Silver Falls Conference Center, Application Now Available



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

Season 2, Episode 3:  BIPOC Leadership in Libraries
with Chantel Walker and Patricia Wong

In this episode, we talk with Chantel Walker, Director of the Marin County Library Foundation and change management consultant with the County of Marin and other government organizations, and Patricia “Patty” Wong, City Librarian for the Santa Clara City Library and immediate past president of the American Library Association.

These two dynamic change-makers share challenges and successes from their own lived experiences in leadership, highlight the importance of community-centered service and provide suggestions on navigating leadership and opportunities as professionals of color in predominately white spaces.

Date of interview: May 19, 2023
Hosts: Ericka Brunson-Rochette and Krista Neth


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!