Round Tables


Documents Interest Group (DIGOR)

Brad Engelbert, Oregon State University (email)
The objectives of DIGOR are to provide opportunities for communication, education and cooperation among the government information library community, and to improve access to government information by all.

International Relations (IRRT)
Bruce Flath, Chair, Mount Angel Abbey Library (email)
The objectives of this organization shall be to provide a framework for information sharing of librarians, library workers, and library supporters interested in international librarianship activities of all types of libraries. The specific aims of the IRRT are to increase the communication of OLA members from all types of libraries about the international visits, exchanges, and special programs in which OLA members are involved. To increase the general awareness of contributions made by Oregon librarians at the international level, IRRT will sponsor programs at the conference of the Oregon Library Association. 

Legal Reference (LRRT)
Lee Van Duzer, Chair, Washington County Law Library (email)
The objectives of this organization shall be to provide a practical framework for information sharing, continuing education opportunities, professional interactions, and a support system to those library workers engaged in providing legal reference services in all types of Oregon libraries. This organization shall aim to share ideas, plan, and improve legal reference services in and among libraries and foster fellowship, cooperation, and professionalism among its members.

Library Assessment (LART)
Rick Stoddart, Lane Community College (email)
Provides a practical framework for information sharing, continuing education opportunities, professional interactions, and a support system to those library workers engaged in library assessment in all types of Oregon libraries. This organization shall aim to share ideas, plan, and improve library assessment activities in and among libraries and foster fellowship, cooperation, and professionalism among its members

Library Instruction (LIRT)
Vacant (email)
The Library Instruction Round Table is formed to promote library instruction as a means to empower library users to become life-long learners; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and materials; to foster continuing educational opportunities; and to promote cooperation and fellowship among OLA members engaged in library instruction.

New Member (NMRT)
Kelly Stormking, Valley Library at Oregon State University (email)
The New Member Round Table will engage and encourage information professionals within OLA who wish to discover more about the organization.  The New Member Round Table will enrich the existing OLA ranks, while inspiring emerging information professionals.  Our objectives are to 1) help association members become more actively involved and integrated within OLA and  2) advance the overall professional development of 21st century librarians, library staff, and information professionals.

Outreach (ORT)
Rodrigo Gaspar-Barajas, Deschutes Public Library, (email)
The ORT provides a framework for information sharing, continuing education and moral support for library workers currently providing outreach services; and to offer opportunities for networking and encouragement to libraries wishing to expand or develop library outreach services. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to library service to people of all ages who can no longer use a library facility due to either a physical or mental impairment, people who live in rural or remote area without a library, non-English speakers, the incarcerated, the homeless, and low-literacy adults.

Past Presidents Round Table (PPRT)
Jane Corry, Retired (email)
Sara Charlton, Retired (email)
The objectives of this organization shall be: 1) to enliven the OLA conference by working for the participation of all OLA members in the programs and activities of the conference; 2) to encourage library administrators, library staff and library supporters to be actively involved in professional library activities at the local, state, regional, or national level, and; 3) to support the office of OLA President.

Reference (RRT)
Joanna Milner, Multnomah County Library (email)
The objectives of this organization shall be to provide a practical framework for information sharing, continuing education opportunities, professional interactions, and a support system to those library workers engaged in reference services in all types of Oregon libraries. This organization shall aim to share ideas, plan, and improve reference services in and among libraries and foster fellowship, cooperation, and professionalism among its members.

REFORMA Oregon (RORT)
Star Khan, Chair (till 12/31/20), Driftwood PublicLibrary (email)
Eduardo Arizaga Co-chair (1/1/21 - 8/30/22), Multnomah County Library (email)

Bobbye Hernandez, Co-chair (1/1/21 - 8/30/22), Multnomah County Library (email)
The main purpose of the REFORMA Oregon Chapter is to promote the advancement, growth, improvement, and implementation of library and information services to the Latino and the Spanish speaking community in the State of Oregon.  As a round table RORT will provide a space for sharing information, continuing education opportunities, resources, networking, and supporting librarians around the state to better the quality of services and programs for the Latino/Spanish speaking community.

Social Responsibilities (SRRT)
Vacant
Being socially responsible implies that we have an ethical obligation to act in the best interest of those in our society. The SRRT provides a place for discussion and learning about how we can serve our communities in a socially responsible way. Respect for diversity, equitable service, and understanding needs-in-context through community involvement are core values of this round table.

Staff Training Round Table (STRT)
Roberta Richards Chair, Portland Community College (email)
The Staff Training Round Table (STRT) is a resource for any library staff member who is involved with staff training at their library. Membership in this group will allow libraries across the state to discuss current training issues and best practices, share resources, and collaborate on building future training to meet the needs of an ever-evolving profession. 

Technical Services (TSRT)
Emily O'Neal, Deschutes Public Library (email)
The objectives of this organization shall be to provide a framework for information sharing, continuing education and moral support for library workers currently engaged in technical services activities. Specifically, the aims are to provide for the exchange of ideas on technical services and automation processes, systems, and policies; to provide a medium for the exploration of new ideas and technologies; to foster cooperation among all Oregon libraries in the areas of technical services and automation; and to increase an awareness in the library community of the roles of technical and automation services.