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2023 OLA Conference
The Riverhouse - Bend OR
Date: April 19 - 22, 2023
Session Proposals now being accepted through October 15

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Overdue: Weeding Out Oppression in Libraries
Podcast Series, Launched 3/31/22
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Antiracism (EDIA) Committee
  • Facilitating EDI Conversations with Leah Larson, Nicole Rawlinson & Priya Charry

    In this episode, we talk with librarians Nicole Rawlinson, Pryia Charry & Leah Larson about the intricacies of navigating conversations around equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The trio emphasizes the importance of holding space for conversation, the challenges of doing so as marginalized individuals, and why libraries should be working on the retention, not just hiring of BIPOC employees.

    Date of Interview: July 25, 2022
    Hosts: Brittany Young and Ericka Brunson-Rochette

    This discussion was inspired by a presentation led by these three at the 2022 Public Library Association conference entitled, "Facilitating EDI Conversations in Professional Settings and Public Programming."
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    OLA Executive Board Elections 2022 - Results
    It is with pleasure we announce the results of the Oregon Library Association 2022 elections. 
    We had an outstanding pool of candidates, and we would like to thank each of them for their service to OLA  by running for office.

    OLA's incoming 2022-2023 President is Star Khan from the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City. 

    OLA's incoming Vice President/President-elect is Brittany Young from the Lane County Law Library in Eugene. 
    This is a three year term and Brittany's presidential year will be 2023-2024.

    OLA's incoming Secretary is Adrienne Doman-Calkins from Sherwood Public Library
    This is a one year term.

    OLA's representative to ALA is Kirsten Broadbeck-Kenney, also from the Driftwood Public Library, was re-elected. 
    Kirsten will serve from 2022-2025.  

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

     
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     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)

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