Library Institute of the Oregon Library Association

LIOLA 2018

May 16 - 19, 2018

Pendleton, OR

The inaugural Library Institute of the Oregon Library Association (LIOLA) will be held at Vert Club Room in Pendleton, Oregon. OLA members at any place in their career are encouraged to apply. The institute has been developed by the Leadership Committee in partnership Dietra Stivahtis of Vibrant Business Solutions

After attending the immersive four-day event, participants will:

  • Gain increased self-confidence and leave better equipped to be strong library leaders

  • Identify goals and learn strategies to utilize their strengths to cultivate advocacy and empower movement

  • Have a support system of trusted library relationships to help them accomplish goals

  • Have a concrete toolbox to help them accomplish results

Participants will be teamed with a cohort and two mentors who will work with them throughout the institute and during virtual meetings after the event.

Prior to the Institute

Interested participants must apply and be accepted to participate in LIOLA. Requirements for application:

  • Current membership in OLA

  • Employment in a library setting for at least three years

  • Two (2) letters of reference  submitted to [email protected].
  • Attend and participate fully in the entire institute, complete any pre-institute readings and/or homework, and contribute to post-institute assessments and meetings.

Deadline for application is December 15, 2017. Notification of applicants will be January 15.  

More Information about our trainer

Dietra Stivahtis founded Vibrant Business Solutions in 2007 with the purpose of helping leaders engage employees by balancing management and leadership responsibilities that establish and sustain trust. With over twenty years of experience, she helps teams and individuals with conflict resolution, teambuilding, facilitation, and leadership development. 


Cost for participants will be $900 for training, room, and breakfast and lunch on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Participants will also be responsible for travel and dinner expenses. Scholarships will be available.

For more information, you can contact Jane Corry or Melissa Little at [email protected].