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.

 EDI Antiracism Toolkit Now Available

EDI Antiracism Toolkit, Digital Copy (pdf)
EDI Antiracism Toolkit, Hard Copy (pdf)

PLD Director's Training Session on the EDI Antiracism Toolkit
1/29/21 Recorded Session (youTube, approximately 2 1/4 hours)


2021 OLA Conference
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
Date: April 20- 23, 2021
Conference Chair:  Lacey Legel
Applications are now being accepted for program sessions, please check out the following links
    Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration is now open, for more information click here.
Registration is now open.  Click here to register.
Poster session proposals are now being accepted. Poster session proposal form is available from here.



OLA COVID-19 Pandemic Resource List

The OLA Facebook page admins have been posting a nightly COVID-19 pandemic resource list. We appreciate how well the lists have been received, and this has provided the confidence to post one here. Last night's post had categories that include news & health, mental health resources, masks & mask making, spring into action, libraries, literary quotes, John Prine, and self-care. Older posts can be read for mask making instructions from household materials. Library workers can evaluate the resources for themselves, take what they need, and leave the rest. We say this because we are not experts, we are just trying to contribute and stay busy. (We are generalists, and don't want to argue with anyone.) Below the signature is last night's list, hopefully it renders legibly. We don't know how long these lists will continue, but for now it's all we can do.

A sign off one evening from KGW news was 'Stay vigilant. Stay safe. Stay home.' Makes sense.


OLA Communications


COVID-19: Information for Oregon Libraries
Resources about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for those working in Oregon libraries
Provided by the State Library of Oregon

During COVID-19, OLA is providing Oregon Libraries the ability to use their Zoom access to schedule staff, board, foundation, and other library related meetings.  The link here will provide you with a form to complete and submit to the OLA Association Manager for review and scheduling of your Zoom meeting.



OLA Mission Statement

OLA provides advocacy, education, leadership and collaboration to continually strengthen Oregon's libraries and the communities we serve.  


OLA Hotline

The OLA Quarterly Journal has a new home! Check out the new issue Vol. 25, No. 2!

OLAQ is now 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!