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Wednesday, April 20
 

8:30am

We Put the 'Fun' in Funk: The Intersection between Branding and Culture ($75)
Limited Capacity seats available

At Anythink, music constantly uplifts us, motivates us and helps us bring our community together. Using music as our inspiration, we'll explain how a strong brand and vibrant culture can transform an organization and how the two influence each other- set to an eclectic soundtrack. We'll explore language, storytelling and core values that build culture and help shape an organization's personality.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Barclay

Kevin Barclay

Asst. Director of Public Services, Deschutes Public Library
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Susan Dobbs

Director of Human Resources
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Stacie Ledden

Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy

Sponsors

8:30am

¡Bienvenidos a la biblioteca!: Outreach and Engagement with Latino and Spanish Speaking Populations in Your Communities ($50)
Limited Capacity seats available

REFORMA Oregon is a professional organization for librarians and library staff who serve Spanish speaking and Latino communities. In this half day session, you will learn about REFORMA Oregon, what it has to offer and how you can become involved; hear stories of how librarians are building relationships with their Latino and Spanish speaking communities, their successes and lessons learned; and you will gain outreach strategies, program ideas, and information about resources specific to Latino and Spanish speaking populations. We will also include time for you to share your needs to better serve this diverse community, and together, we will develop ideas for an action plan.

Speakers
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Martín Blasco

Outreach Librarian for Latino and Multicultural Services, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
Martín Blasco, a native from Argentina, is the Outreach Librarian for Latino and Multicultural Services in Washington County and serves not only the Latinos and the Spanish speaking community, but also the rich, diverse ethnic population in the county. He views his outreach work... Read More →
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Natalia Fernández

Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives & OSU Queer Archives, Oregon State University
Natalia Fernández is an associate professor and the Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) and the OSU Queer Archives (OSQA) at the Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center.
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Patty Lara

Outreach Specialist
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Max Macias

PT Instructional Librarian

Sponsors
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REFORMA Oregon RT / RORT

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... Read More →


8:30am

STEP Into Storytime: Using Storytime Effective Practice to Strengthen Early Learning ($125)
Limited Capacity seats available

Saroj Ghoting is recognized as a national leader in early literacy. Her workshops are revered as being inspirational and encouraging. This workshop will focus on using developmentally appropriate practices, as identified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, at storytimes for age 0-5.

Speakers
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Saroj Ghoting

Early Childhood Literacy Consultant
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Heather McNeil

Youth Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Heather supervises Youth, Outreach, Senior and Latino Services for Deschutes Public Library. She served on the 2005 Newbery Committee and 2013 Wilder Committee, and is currently on the 2018 Caldecott Committee. She was OLA's 2014 Librarian of the Year.She is an award-winning third... Read More →

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9:00am

Oregon State Library Board Meeting

Agenda 

9:00 a.m.         Approval of the Minutes of the January 8, 2016 Meeting         Bonebrake

9:05                 Introductions                                                                                       All

9:30                 Reports of Board Chair and Members                               Bonebrake

10:00               Report of the State Librarian                                               Dahlgreen

11:30               Open Forum**                                                                        Bonebrake

Noon              Lunch

1:00                 New Business:                                                                                          

                        Adoption of Board Bylaws                                                         Malkin

                        2017-2019 Budget Request                                                    Dahlgreen

                        Review of Board Statutory Responsibilities                     Bonebrake

                        Talking Book and Braille Advisory Council Recommendations                                                                                         Dahlgreen

3:00            Adjournment            Chair

**   Any person may address the Oregon State Library Board at this meeting on any topic. 


12:00pm

1:00pm

Digital Privacy Toolkit ($75)
Limited Capacity seats available

Alison Macrina, director of Library Freedom Project, will present an in-depth online privacy toolkit that offers a number of solutions to help subvert digital spying from government agencies, corporate data miners, and criminal hackers. These tools address things like search tracking, encryption, password protection, secure deletion of temporary files, secure browsing, and online anonymity.

Speakers
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Alison Macrina

Library Freedom Project
Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, director of Library Freedom Project and a core contributor to the Tor Project.
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Roberta Richards

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Portland Community College
Roberta Richards is a reference and instruction librarian and the faculty department chair at the Southeast Campus of Portland Community College. She has been an active member of the Intellectual Freedom Committee for over a decade.

Sponsors

1:00pm

Herding Cats - or - Project Management for Results ($45)
Limited Capacity seats available

Why do some projects succeed when others fail? Join the leadership staff of Deschutes Public Library as they share their planning techniques for managing big and small projects such as migrating to a different public catalog platform or creating an external marketing plan or coordinating an early learning space installation. Learn how to create a working plan for any project group using improvement goals, success factors and expected results. Recognize the challenges and assumptions projects have before they are even started. Identify the key players and milestones needed for your project success. Bring real-life work experiences or projects to create your own project plan.

Speakers
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Kevin Barclay

Asst. Director of Public Services, Deschutes Public Library
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Todd Dunkelberg

Library Director, Deschutes Public Library
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Lynne Mildenstein

Asst. Director of Operations, Deschutes Public Library

Sponsors

1:00pm

Jumpstart Your Outreach Plan: Identify Your Community and Their Needs to Define Library Services ($50)
Limited Capacity seats available

During this presentation, participants will learn how to: identify and reach out to communities in need; prioritize outreach services; and to develop an outreach action plan including program goals and outcomes. Presenters will share examples of successful outreach programs and specific information about how to make the library a welcoming space for groups such as immigrants, individuals with limited English language proficiency or literacy skills and persons with disabilities. At the end of the session, participants will have concrete tools for starting or improving an outreach program to meet the needs of underserved groups in their communities.

In order to aid in the discussion and to get the most out of this session, it is highly recommended that attendees bring (or have access to) your library's mission and vision statement, and the strategic plans or goals. If these are not readily available, samples will be made available during the session.


Speakers
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Maria Aguilar

Latino Outreach Coordinator, Cornelius Public Library
I have been working at the Cornelius Public Library since 2004, started off as a library aide and am now the Latino Outreach Coordinator. I am also in charge of the Spanish Language collection development, and oversee several different library programs. I have a B.A. from Portland... Read More →
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Laura Bradshaw

Multnomah County Library
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Annie Lewis

Bilingual Spanish Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library
I am a Bilingual Spanish Youth Librarian at the Fairview-Columbia Branch of Multnomah County Library. In this position I serve youth ages 0-18 and their families through programming, outreach, collection development, reference and readers’ advisory. I coordinate services at my branch... Read More →
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Kate Schwab

Multnomah County Library
Kate Schwab is a Librarian at the Multnomah County Library, where she started working as an on-call shelver in 1998, knowing she'd never become a librarian. After some twists and turns, she now works at the Central Library in the Information Services department with a focus on outreach... Read More →
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Lauren Simon

Community Librarian | Bibliotecaria Comunitaria Tualatin Public Library | Biblioteca Pública de Tualatin... Read More →

Sponsors

2:00pm

5:00pm

ACRL Reception @ Riverbend Brewing
A chance for academic librarians to unwind--with appetizers provided by the ACRL-OR Board and a no-host bar, the casual atmosphere and convenient location won't disappoint! 

Riverbend Brewing is located at 2650 NE Division Street Bend, OR 97701.  it is about an 8 minute walk from the Riverhouse at the corner of Hwy 97 and Division St, across the road from the river.

 

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Wednesday April 20, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Off Site

6:00pm

Public Library Division Reception & Dinner - Mardi Gras ($49)
Mardi Gras theme!  
Keynote Speaker:Vailey Oehlke 

Moderators
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Kevin Barclay

Asst. Director of Public Services, Deschutes Public Library
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Vailey Oehlke

Director of Libraries, Multnomah County Library
Intrigued by the future of public libraries in a rapidly changing world, Vailey actively engages in activities that consider and respond to such change. In June 2015, Vailey will begin her tenure as the 2015-16 President of the Public Library Association after serving on the PLA Executive... Read More →

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6:30pm

Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) Business Meeting @ McMenamins Old St Francis, Smoke Room (non-smoking)

The Intellectual Freedom Committee will be having a business meeting/gathering Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Old St Francis PubSmoke Room (non smoking of course!)   We will be joined by privacy expert Alison Macrina, from the Boston-based Library Freedom Project.  Feel free to join the gathering to learn more about the work of the IFC and to meet Alison.

Visit the IFC table at the conference to learn more about Banned Books Week, Choose Privacy Week, and other Intellectual Freedom projects.  Alison will be available to talk with you about privacy issues at the table also.

This year's Intellectual Freedom Champion award will be announced at the Fridayluncheon.  

See you in Bend for all this fun!

 

Roberta Richards and Garnetta Wilker, IFC co-chairs

 

Moderators
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Roberta Richards

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Portland Community College
Roberta Richards is a reference and instruction librarian and the faculty department chair at the Southeast Campus of Portland Community College. She has been an active member of the Intellectual Freedom Committee for over a decade.

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Wednesday April 20, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Off Site
 
Thursday, April 21
 

7:30am

8:30am

Opening Session and Keynote Address: Sari Feldman
We are very excited to announce the keynote speaker for OLA 2016: Sari Feldman, President of ALA!

Her keynote will be titled “Libraries Transform – Amplifying the Story.”

Today’s library must demonstrate that we are neither obsolete nor nice to have, that libraries are essential. As we begin to tell our story we must begin with our communities; public, school, college and university, to reflect their needs, hopes and aspirations.  The story is then built on the ways that libraries create individual opportunity and community progress.  Sari Feldman will illustrate the power of our story through the ALA public awareness campaign, Libraries Transform, and its many library partners.

Sari Feldman is Executive Director of Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL), a position she has held since 2003. Under her leadership, CCPL has become one of the nation’s best and busiest public library systems, earning the Library Journal 5-Star recognition for six consecutive years (2009-2014).  She was honored in 1995 with the Vice President’s Award for Teacher of the Year from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.

Sari is currently president of the American Library Association, a position she will hold through June 2016. In her role as president, Sari has initiated a national public awareness campaign called Libraries Transform that is designed to increase awareness of and support for libraries of all types. She is a past president of the Public Library Association (2009-2010).

Moderators
avatar for Vailey Oehlke

Vailey Oehlke

Director of Libraries, Multnomah County Library
Intrigued by the future of public libraries in a rapidly changing world, Vailey actively engages in activities that consider and respond to such change. In June 2015, Vailey will begin her tenure as the 2015-16 President of the Public Library Association after serving on the PLA Executive... Read More →

Speakers
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Jane Corry

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County
I've been a youth librarian at Multnomah County since I graduated from Emporia in 1997. I'm retiring on April 28. I'm the immediate past president of OLA, work which I've found highly rewarding.
avatar for Sari Feldman

Sari Feldman

President 2015-2016, American Library Association
Sari is currently president of the American Library Association, a position she will hold through June 2016. In her role as president, Sari has initiated a national public awareness campaign called Libraries Transform that is designed to increase awareness of and support for libraries... Read More →
avatar for Liisa Sjoblom

Liisa Sjoblom

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
OLA 2016 Conference Chair


10:00am

Exhibits Grand Opening & Poster Sessions
You'll find a little bit of everything here! Our vendors will be set up and ready to chat with you, the first round of posters will be near the exhibits with poster presenters on hand to answer questions, and to top it all off, there will be refreshments and time for socializing with your far-flung colleagues. 

See the full list of poster sessions and presenters here:
https://orlib16.wordpress.com/program/poster-sessions/  

Teen Pop-Up Programs

Josie Hanneman, Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library

josieh@deschtueslibrary.org


Tracking Kindness: The Valley Library’s Civility Campaign on the Move

Lori Hilterbrand, Circulation Supervisor, Oregon State University Libraries and Press

lori.hilterbrand@oregonstate.edu


Strategic Snacks: Library Strategic Planning

Anne Keech, Student, Emporia State University

akeech@g.emporia.edu


Going Mobile: Assessment of a Mobile Concierge Station

Brooke Robertshaw, Assessment Librarian, Oregon State University

brooke.robertshaw@oregonstate.edu


Gameful Summer Reading

Lindsay E. Slater, Student, University of Michigan School of Information

Slater.lind@gmail.com


Using Aerial Photography and Maps to Tell the Story of Place

Kathleen P. Stroud, Map/GIS Librarian, University of Oregon Libraries

kstroud@uoreogon.edu


Start-up Library: A Report from the Aloha Community Library

Charles Wood, Volunteer Librarian, Aloha Community Library Association

wuchakewu@hotmail.com




Speakers
avatar for Liisa Sjoblom

Liisa Sjoblom

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
OLA 2016 Conference Chair

Sponsors
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Snacks & Drinks

These events will include light refreshments and coffee (daytime) or a no-host bar (evening).


11:00am

Active Programming for T(w)eens!
Learn about possible programs that get teens and tweens up and active in preparation for 2016's sports-themed summer reading program. Life-sized board games, field trips, nerf nights and more!


11:00am

Building a Better Library Website through Usability Testing
Do your patrons complain that they can't find anything on your website? You can fix that through usability testing! Even with limited time and money resources, you can improve your library's website through card sorts, wire frame iterations, click testing, and task-based interviews. In this session, you will experience several different types of usability testing and learn which will work for you. Participants are encouraged to bring devices to try out online testing.

Speakers
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Crystal Trice

Projects & Training Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Sponsors
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Library Assessment RT / LART

... all things assessment in libraries ... 



11:00am

Genre Terms for Literature in LCGFT
Short stories, graphic novels, romance fiction - genre terms for literature are making the leap from LCSH to LCGFT (Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials). This program will explore the new genre terms for literary works, how they are applied, and how this development could affect searching in library catalogs. We will also discuss new MARC fields that accommodate aspects of existing LCSH headings that are not genre (or, what happens to "Children" when "Children's poetry" becomes simply "Poetry"?) and the new LC vocabulary for demographic terms.

Speakers
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Lori Robare

Monographic Team Leader, University of Oregon
Lori Robare oversees cataloging of monographs and integrating resources and coordinates cataloger training and continuing education. She has been involved with the ALA Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) and Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) as well as the Program... Read More →

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11:00am

Get to know your ALA President – Q&A Session with Sari Feldman
Join ALA President Sari Feldman for an open Q&A conversation.  Bring your questions about ALA, the Libraries Transform initiative, Ohio libraries, or what Sari has been reading lately.  This is a great opportunity to have a discussion with a library leader. 

Sari Feldman is Executive Director of Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL), a position she has held since 2003. Under her leadership, CCPL has become one of the nation’s best and busiest public library systems, earning the Library Journal 5-Star recognition for six consecutive years (2009-2014).  She was honored in 1995 with the Vice President’s Award for Teacher of the Year from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.

Sari is currently president of the American Library Association, a position she will hold through June 2016. In her role as president, Sari has initiated a national public awareness campaign called Libraries Transform that is designed to increase awareness of and support for libraries of all types. She is a past president of the Public Library Association (2009-2010).

Speakers
avatar for Sari Feldman

Sari Feldman

President 2015-2016, American Library Association
Sari is currently president of the American Library Association, a position she will hold through June 2016. In her role as president, Sari has initiated a national public awareness campaign called Libraries Transform that is designed to increase awareness of and support for libraries... Read More →


11:00am

Guerilla Storytime
Bring your A-game (and your listening cap) to Guerilla Storytime because this session is all about YOU! The sparkly Cup O' Challenges will be full of quandaries such as: How do you deal with a parent who spends all of storytime on their cell phone? What's your favorite way to incorporate early literacy skills like phonological awareness into storytime? What's your favorite tickle rhyme for toddlers? Everyone will take turns sharing their best answers to these pressing questions, which were submitted by actual children's librarians from all over Oregon. Brilliant ideas guaranteed!

Speakers
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Barratt Miller

Youth Services Librarian, Oregon City Public Library
Barratt Miller is the Youth Services Librarian at the Oregon City Public Library, where she oversees collections, programs, and all other services to children, teens, families, and educators. She has a master’s degree in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois... Read More →

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11:00am

Helping Job Seekers Expand Their Opportunities: Library Resources and Partnerships
Libraries are in a unique position to help job seekers. Not only can they provide information and resources, they can help job seekers make connections with other programs and services in their local community. This program will provide a brief overview of LearningExpress Library and its new tool for job seekers, Job and Career Accelerator. Strategies for forging partnerships with other organizations offering workforce development services will be shared by Deschutes Public Library and Josephine Community Libraries. Add a new job seeking tool to your workforce development resources toolbox and pick up some tips and inspiration for making connections in your community!

Speakers
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Jenny Pedersen

Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
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Patricia Snyder

Expanding Opportunities Program Manager, Josephine Community Libraries
The Expanding Opportunities Program is exploring ways to promote digital literacy and use library services to help patrons achieve their goals in the areas of education, entrepreneurship, and employability. The three-year LSTA grant-funded program ends in July. I worked at a daily... Read More →
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Arlene Weible

Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator, State Library of Oregon
I am the Electronic Services Consultant and Federal Regional Depository Coordinator at the State Library of Oregon. Please talk to me about the Statewide Database Licensing Program, the Federal Depository Library Program, or if you just want to figure out what is happening at the... Read More →



11:00am

Information Literacy: Perspectives Beyond the One Shot
Come and join us for a panel discussion of emerging ideas in the field of information literacy instruction. We will hear perspectives from academic library professionals in the Pacific Northwest as they build IL into their respective curriculums in new ways, in new environments, and with new partners. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about some emerging trials and trends in the field of information literacy instruction, and will come away with some resources to provide to their student population.

Moderators
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Garrett Trott

Librarian, Corban University

Speakers
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Erin Conor

Performing Arts Librarian, Reed College
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Meredith Farkas

Faculty Librarian, Portland Community College
Portland Community College
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Elsa Loftis

Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian, Portland State University
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Kael Moffat

Kael Moffat is Information Literacy Librarian at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, WA. He is especially interested in social justice issues in librarianship. In 2017 he co-wrote an essay in Librarians with Spines, volume 1 on the experience of whiteness in library school. When... Read More →

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11:00am

Wayfinding: A Tale of Two Libraries and their Methods for Understanding Library Navigation
Library buildings offer users an often overwhelming array of services and resources which aren't always obvious or easy to find. This leads to wayfinding frustrations and service fail points for our users. This presentation will cover basic wayfinding concepts, low-cost tools and methods for uncovering problems that deliver high impact solutions, and how these concepts are related to service design thinking in libraries.

Speakers
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Annie Downey

Associate College Librarian & Director of Research Services, Reed College Library
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Beth Filar-Williams

Head of Library Experience and Access Department, Oregon State University Libraries & Press
Beth Filar Williams has held the role as Head of the Library Experience and Access Department at Oregon State University Libraries and Press since early 2015. Overseeing the public service desks and building, her focus is a holistic approach to understanding user’s experience in... Read More →
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Joe Marquez

Social Sciences & User Experience Librarian, Reed College Library
Joe J. Marquez is the Social Sciences & User Experience Librarian at the Reed College Library. He has presented and written on service design, UX tools, library space assessment, website usability, and marketing of the library. He books include "Library Service Design" and "Getting... Read More →
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Carol Sevin

Oregon State University.


12:30pm

Lunch and Business Meeting
A quick overview of how your mighty little OLA is doing: 
     Meeting Agenda
     Supporting Documents:

        Treasurer's Report:
          Summary
          OLA Balance Sheet 2016_03

          Finance & Investment Web page            
            2016_03 Report 
            It is a member's only access page, so you will be asked to log in in order to view

from: https://ola.memberclicks.net/general-membership-annual-meeting-documents 

Speakers
avatar for Jane Corry

Jane Corry

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County
I've been a youth librarian at Multnomah County since I graduated from Emporia in 1997. I'm retiring on April 28. I'm the immediate past president of OLA, work which I've found highly rewarding.
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Stephanie Lind

Outreach & Youth Services Program Supervisor, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
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Liisa Sjoblom

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
OLA 2016 Conference Chair


2:00pm

How to Show and Tell a Legal Research Story: Searching Nolo and Fastcase
As of September 2015, the State of Oregon Law Library (SOLL) is providing statewide access (accessible via any browser anywhere in Oregon) to two vital legal research databases: Fastcase allows users to search cases, statutes, and regulations for both state and federal courts within the US 9th Circuit (Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington) which can support or contradict a researcher's legal argument; Ebsco's Legal Information Reference Center contains Nolo self-help legal information books and a nationwide database of sample legal forms on such topics as landlord/tenant law, estate planning issues, and family law matters. In this session, get an overview of what these free resources have to offer, how to navigate them, and learn why and when to direct patrons to each (and, conversely, when to refer patrons to a law librarian!). Taught by experienced public and academic law librarians, attendees will gain the skills necessary to confidently utilize and recommend these unique SOLL-hosted databases.

Speakers
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Megan Austin

Law Instruction Librarian John A. Jaqua Law Library, University of Oregon
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Cathryn Bowie

State Law Librarian, State of Oregon Law Library
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Sue Ludington

Law Librarian, Lane County Law Library
Sue Ludington (Chair, OLA Legal Reference Round Table and 2019 OLA-WLA Conference Co-Chair) recently accepted the Lane County (OR) Law Librarian position, and moved to Eugene in March 2018. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Law Librarian at the Washington County (OR) Law Library... Read More →
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Lewis Zimmerman

Reference Librarian, State of Oregon Law Library
After graduating from University of Illinois' College of Law Lewis practiced law as a prosecutor in Illinois for five years. He then went back to U of I and obtained a Masters degree in Library Science. In 2014 he joined the State of Oregon Law Library as a reference librarian.

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2:00pm

More with Less: Effective Small Public Library Marketing
How do you boost your library's visibility in a small or rural community without going over budget? In this session, you'll learn concrete and practical ways to hone your marketing efforts to increase public awareness of your library's resources, services, and programs.

Speakers
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Katie Bowler

Newport Public Library
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Alice MAcGougan

Outreach Librarian, Newport Public Library


2:00pm

New Adults in the Library: Vibrant Programs and Materials to Pique the interest of College Age through 30-Somethings
With teen programs thriving, libraries are faced with a new challenge - how to keep the connection going as teens graduate into new adulthood. Presenters will highlight a number of innovative and successful programs that got college-age to 30-somethings excited about spending a night out at the library. Reviews of the best of the emerging New Adult Fiction genre will also be included.

Speakers
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Hillary Ostlund

Library Manager -- Cultivate!, Hillsboro Public Library
Hillary works at the bustling Hillsboro Public Library where she works hard on matching people's strengths to positions in library service, staff training and development, and employee culture. Hiring has become her middle name :-)
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Sonja Somerville

Teen Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Sonja Somerville is a recovering journalist and erstwhile grant developer and marketing specialist who finally decided what she really wanted to be was a librarian. She has her MLIS from Drexel University and The Funnest Job Ever getting teens excited about books, planning wildly... Read More →

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2:00pm

The Accidental Library Director
They never planned to be library directors but when these library professionals were unexpectedly promoted after the sudden departures of their directors, they experienced a crash course in Leadership 101. Being asked or told to replace a director can be quite a career shock, especially to staff who never envisioned themselves in the director's seat. If ever there is a time to be a leader (or to cultivate new leadership skills) it's as a new director. This panel will discuss how each of them became accidental directors and what they learned about leading their libraries.If you wonder if being a library director is a path to pursue, come and hear our stories.

Speakers
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Melissa Kelly

Library Manager, Circulation Services, Lake Oswego Public Library
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Michele Kinnamon

Library Director, Estacada Public Library
Former online and print journalist turned librarian then library director. Professional interests: Serving a rural community, community partnerships, adult program planning, online technology as it benefits library service. OLA leadership committee member. Non-fiction and periodicals... Read More →
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Mark Peterson

Library Director, Klamath Community College
Learning Resource Center Director, Klamath Community College

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2:00pm

The Collection Development Birds-of-a-Feather-Unconference-Mindshare.
The what?! Join colleagues that practice the art and science of Collection Development. Discuss the hottest issues such as Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA), managing multiple formats, eContent collections, using evidence based selection, weeding and much more. Facilitators will share their challenges and successes and encourage audience discussion.

Speakers
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Catherine Jasper

Collection Development Librarian, Deschutes Public Library

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2:00pm

Using Free PBS Documentaries for Civic Engagement at Your Library
PBS's POV documentary series has a 25-year track record of using film as a tool for education and change. During this session, librarians will learn step-by-step how to coordinate and facilitate screenings of powerful social issue documentaries at their libraries, free-of-charge. The session will focus on how to: select films for your community, provide related resources and lead post-screening discussions and action. We will also feature content from our upcoming season, including trailers, film clips and StoryCorpsanimations.

Speakers
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Aubrey Gallegos

Community Engagement and Education Manager
PBS Point-of-View Documentaries

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2:00pm

Using the Edge Toolkit to Tell Your Story
When engaging key community leaders, effective communication pieces that help demonstrate the value of the public library in strengthening communities are essential. The Edge Executive Tools are designed to help library leaders tell the story of how access to technology supports the local economy, promotes lifelong learning, and strengthens the community. This session will explain what the Edge Executive Tools are and how to use them to prepare you for meetings with your local elected officials, community leaders, and potential funders.

Speakers
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Lourdes Aceves

Senior Program Manager, Urban Libraries Council
Lourdes is the Senior Program Manager for Edge. She manages the Edge State Library Program, working closely with state library partners to secure broad adoption across their states. Lourdes supports and builds ULC and Edge's national presence and value at national, state, and regional... Read More →
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Darci Hanning

Technology Development Consultant, State Library of Oregon

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2:00pm

When Others Tell Our Story: Librarian Portrayals in Film
This program will highlight how librarians are portrayed in film. What can we learn about our own profession by the way others tell our story on the big screen? Culled from years of film analysis and research, as showcased on the presenter's site Reel Librarians (http://reel-librarians.com), this program will feature both female and male "reel" librarian portrayals, illustrated with cinematic examples. How might these portrayals help (or inhibit) connections between librarians and our communities? Let's all come together to identify and laugh - or groan! - at how we are portrayed in the "reel" world.

Speakers
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Jennifer Snoek-Brown

Faculty Librarian, Mt. Hood Community College
I have been lucky enough to participate in librarianship across the globe and the United States, having worked in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Wisconsin, Texas, and Oregon. As a second-generation librarian (my mother is a semi-retired school librarian in Texas), I practically grew... Read More →


3:00pm

Exhibits Break
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Snacks & Drinks

These events will include light refreshments and coffee (daytime) or a no-host bar (evening).


4:00pm

An Inside Look at the Library Hiring Process
This panel presentation is designed to provide a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in the library hiring process to help make the process more transparent. The panel members will include representatives from various public libraries, small private university libraries, community college libraries, and large public universities. Discussion items will include - how long does it take to hire someone? what does "entry level" really mean? what are typical interview questions? Tips for writing successful cover letters, and more. This session will be relevant for library school students and library workers looking to transition to a different library.

Speakers
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Maureen Cole

Library Director, Oregon City Public Library
Maureen Cole just started her 8th year as Oregon City Public Library's Director and celebrated the completion of a 17,000 square expansion to and renovation of Oregon City's 103 year old Carnegie Library. Prior to that, she worked at the Eugene Public Library and Kellenberger Library... Read More →
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Hannah Gascho Rempel

Science Librarian & Graduate Student Services Coordinator, Oregon State University Libraries
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Steve Silver

Director of Kellenberger Library, Assistant Professor, Northwest Christian University
Very interested in intellectual freedom issues. Also very interested in the history of the English-language Bible and in talking about and presenting from NCU's significant collection of rare, early printed English Bibles. Happy to talk about issues of Christian faith as they intersect... Read More →
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Janet Tapper

University Librarian, University of Western States
I am always happy to talk with librarians about what service means to our profession.

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4:00pm

Community Events Outreach: Defining Outcomes and Redefining Success at Your Community's Big Gatherings
Attending large community events can be a great way to connect to patrons and spread your message, but events can also take a lot of staff time and other resources. How do you decide which events to prioritize in your community? Can you have meaningful interactions when a band is playing 20 feet away? And how do you craft outcomes for a block party? Panelists will share their approaches to choosing which events to attend, creating goals during events, and finding ways to connect amid the buzz of activity at a community event.

Speakers
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Jen May

Staff Training Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Jen is a Staff Training Librarian for Multnomah County Library (and formerly the Community Outreach Librarian). She has been a librarian since 2003, most of that time spent at the Central Library in downtown Portland (though she is proud to say she's worked the information desk at... Read More →
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Kate Schwab

Multnomah County Library
Kate Schwab is a Librarian at the Multnomah County Library, where she started working as an on-call shelver in 1998, knowing she'd never become a librarian. After some twists and turns, she now works at the Central Library in the Information Services department with a focus on outreach... Read More →


4:00pm

Making Our Voices Heard: The Story of the OLA Support Staff Division
The Oregon Library Association's Support Staff Division developed over time and has a rich history. OLA SSD promotes the interests and needs of library support staff by providing opportunities for staff to connect and communicate with each other, learn new skills, develop adaptive leadership, and make our voices heard. This session tells the story of OLA SSD's history, celebrates the contributions of support staff to Oregon libraries, and discusses how you and/or your co-workers can contribute to the future of the OLA Support Staff Division.

Speakers
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Margaret Harmon-Myers

Library Assistant, Adult Services, Eugene Public Library
I used to read the backs of cereal boxes at breakfast - I think it's safe to say I was the only first grader at Normandy Village School in Jacksonville, Florida whose vocabulary included Niacin, Riboflavin, and Thiamine.
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Deanna Kohn

Library Clerk, Multnomah County Library - Hillsdale
Deanna Kohn is a Library Clerk at the Hillsdale Branch of Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon. She started as a Library Page in 1998 and has worked at MCL for 18 years. Deanna completed her Master of Library Science degree in December, 2015. Deanna is the current OLA SSD... Read More →
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Jey Wann

Oregon Documents Depository/Acquisitions Coordinator, State Library of Oregon

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4:00pm

Open Educational Resources: Reducing Textbook Costs in Oregon and Building Partnerships
Oregon is building momentum on the issue of textbook cost reduction with the implementation of Open Education Resources (OER). Oregon community colleges hired an OER coordinator, and Oregon House Bill 2871 provides OER funding for Oregon universities and community colleges. In addition, Open Oregon has funded OER projects that partner high school, community college, and university faculty to create OER courses. This session will look at how community college librarians facilitate the integration of OER by collaborating with faculty and other institutions. This session will also explore more ways librarians can increase the textbook savings goodness while strengthening relationships between K-12, community college, and university partners. Join this session to brainstorm ways that OER may become a bridge to accessible, affordable education from kindergarten to college graduation.

Speakers
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Michele DeSilva

Deschutes Public Library
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Jackie Ray

Director, Library and Media Services, Blue Mountain Community College
I like to call myself a passionate information literacy advocate! Wait, what does that really mean? For me, this means creating an environment where curiosity, exploration, discovery and the transformative qualities of learning can take place! This encompasses everything from a... Read More →
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john schoppert

Director of Library Services, Columbia Gorge Community College
Library administrator committed to student access and success through progressive action and innovation. OER partner. Baker of Challah.

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4:00pm

Oregon Readers Choice Award: This Year's Winners and Next Year's Nominees
The winners of the 2016 ORCA will be announced, as will the nominees for the 2017 list. Booktalks, book trailers and more will help you become familiar with the award so you can promote it to students at your libraries and schools.

Speakers
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Melanie Hetrick

Children's Librarian, Tillamook County Library
I’m a children’s librarian who crafts and reads in her spare time.
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MacKenzie Ross

Youth Services Librarian, Silver Falls Library

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4:00pm

The Art of Creating Children’s Books
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) presents a panel of local authors and illustrators, to discuss their process for composing both word and image, and getting it published. From first drafts and book dummies to the finished project, see how these artists formulate the beloved books you share with patrons in your libraries, or read to your own children. Come join us as we take a glimpse inside the imaginative and magical process of children’s book creation from start to finish.

Speakers
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Carolyn Conahan

Author and illustrator of children's books.
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Amber J. Keyser

Amber J. Keyser is an evolutionary biologist-turned-author, who writes both fiction and nonfiction for tweens and teens. In addition to The V-Word (Beyond Words/Simon Pulse, 2016), she is the author of The Way Back from Broken, a heart-wrenching novel of loss and survival (Carolrhoda... Read More →
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Wendy Myers

Wendy Myers lives in Bend Oregon where she creates commissioned paintings and illustrations for children's literature, primarily in watercolor. She was previously a professional pilot and a horse trainer, and though she hung up her wings and spurs for a paint brush full time, she... Read More →
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Caroline O'Brien

Library Liaison, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
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Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch has published more than a hundred magazine articles for children and adults and ten award-winning books for young readers, including the picturebooks A Day With No Crayons, Volcano Rising, The Planet Hunter and For the Love of Music; the middle-grade titles Eruption... Read More →


4:00pm

We said, they said: Sharing our stories with vendors
Technical services departments rely on vendors to facilitate acquisitions, reveal our collections, and bring content to our communities. Telling our story - our wishes, needs and expectations - and listening to the vendor story in turn is a fundamental aspect of library management. How can we create the best working relationship free of disappointments and unfilled assumptions? Join librarians and vendors as we explore the best methods of building rapport, finding support and communicating with each other. The discussion will use two technical services projects as examples: UO's EDI invoicing project and Hillsboro Public Library's shelf-ready project.

Moderators
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Jean Peick

Technical Services & Reports Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Speakers
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Damon Campbell

Acquisitions Librarian, University of Oregon Library

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4:00pm

What's Their Story? Using an Online Assessment Tool to Learn About Patron Skills
We believe our patrons can use our electronic resources, but international assessment data tell a different story. The US population scores below the international average in problem solving in technology-rich environments, so Multnomah County Library and Portland State University are collaborating on a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to assess patrons' online abilities and how those abilities map to common library tasks. Results will help inform how online library services are presented and will help ensure computer class content includes meaningful skills.

Speakers
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Amy Honisett

Staff Development Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Amy Honisett is the Staff Development Librarian at Multnomah County Library. She works to support staff learning and professional growth.

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Library Assessment RT / LART

... all things assessment in libraries ... 


5:00pm

All Conference Reception
Use the free drink coupon from your conference badge here! 

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Snacks & Drinks

These events will include light refreshments and coffee (daytime) or a no-host bar (evening).


5:30pm

5:30pm

New Members Round Table Business Meeting @ Bend Brewing Company
First time attendee? New member to OLA? Been with OLA a while but still feel new? Not a member at all? 

Then this is the meeting for you!  New Members Round Table will be meeting at Bend Brewing Company, located in downtown Bend at 1019 NW Brooks St.  


Thursday April 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Off Site

5:30pm

Oregon Young Adult Network (OYAN) Reception @ Riverbend Brewing
Join us at Riverbend Brewing Sports Pub (within walking distance from the convention center) for free snacks and the announcement of OYAN’s OYEA (OYAN You’re Excellent Award) recipient. Stick around a bit to talk books, libraries and anything else!

Riverbend Brewing is located at 2650 NE Division Street Bend, OR 97701.  it is about an 8 minute walk from the Riverhouse at the corner of Hwy 97 and Division St, across the road from the river.



Thursday April 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Off Site

5:30pm

Emporia State University Alumni & Student Reception
Please stop by Emporia's vendor booth in the Exhibits Hall for details and location. 

Thursday April 21, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Off Site

5:45pm

Thursday Dinners
Thursday's Dinner can be anything you want it to be. Look for the message board near the Registration Desk and propose or sign up for a dinner at one of Bend's many fun and delicious hotspots. For ideas, see the Where to Eat Guide and try one of their helpful categories. 

Then head back to the Riverhouse at 8:00 pm for the live music and door prizes of the President's Party!  

Thursday April 21, 2016 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Off Site

6:00pm

PLD Business Meeting at McMenamin's Smoke Room (no smoking)
The PLD Board invites all PLD members to our annual business meeting to discuss upcoming events and initiatives. We look forward to your feedback.

Moderators
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Kevin Barclay

Asst. Director of Public Services, Deschutes Public Library

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Thursday April 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off Site

6:00pm

Support Staff Division (SSD) Dinner @ McMenamin's Old St. Francis
Ask in the restaurant for the table reserved for the Support Staff Division. Contact: Deanna Kohn

Moderators
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Deanna Kohn

Library Clerk, Multnomah County Library - Hillsdale
Deanna Kohn is a Library Clerk at the Hillsdale Branch of Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon. She started as a Library Page in 1998 and has worked at MCL for 18 years. Deanna completed her Master of Library Science degree in December, 2015. Deanna is the current OLA SSD... Read More →

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Thursday April 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Off Site

6:00pm

Outreach Round Table (ORT) Business Meeting & Dinner @ Bend Brewing Co.
Come join the ORT for our business meeting and meet the two recipients of our scholarships.  We’ll be meeting at the Bend Brewing Co. in downtown Bend at 6pm.


Thursday April 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Off Site

8:00pm

OLA President's Party - Live Music & Door Prizes ($25)
Relax after a long day of conferencing by chatting with colleagues from across the state (extroverts) or grooving to a live local band (introverts) or doing a bit of both! 

We'll be giving away door prizes and enjoying the tunes of Bend 'N Strings. Refreshments and no-host bar will be on hand. A great time for networking with new people and catching up with old friends. 

From OLA President Jane Corry:
"Come to the President's Party! As a person who always skipped the president's banquet because I really couldn't handle another speech, and a person who always missed the President's party because I couldn't really believe I was invited into the president's hotel room, I really wanted to do something different. We hired a great band, have snacks and a no-host bar. Also we are raising money for 4 great causes: OASL in memory of Debbie AlvarezOLA leadership scholarships and two Library PACS Every Library and People for Oregon Libraries. There will also be door prizes: baskets of treats from Bend and Portland. Join the fun, I need you to make this party a success." 

Add the President's Party when you register for the OLA conference or if you've already registered, add the Party via the Meals Only form.  

More details about the fundraising recipients:

OLA Leadership Committee/Leadership Development Scholarship Program 
The Leadership Committee was formed in 2015 and oversees leadership development 
opportunities for the OLA membership.  Its purpose is to provide opportunities for the 
development of leadership abilities of all OLA members, including programming at OLA 
conferences.  The committee is currently working on an initiative to provide scholarships for 
leadership workshops and trainings through an application process.  Funds raised will be added to an existing scholarship fund with the goal of beginning the Leadership Development Scholarship Program in Fall 2016.    

Debbie Alvarez Grant
Debbie Alvarez was a passionate believer in libraries as the heart of the community.  Her 
accomplishments are many - she is the creator and visionary for the Oregon Battle of the Books, author of the Stylin’ Librarian blog, tweeter, school library advocate, and writer.  She served on the board of OASL, and was the 2005 Elementary Library Media Teacher of the year.  At Debbie's passing, writer ranging from Lenore Look to Rosemary Parry spoke of the impact she had.  OASL seeks funds to further her love of authors by sponsoring author events in her name. 

EveryLibrary
To run a successful library ballot measure, two key groups of stakeholders need to activated:  the library Information Only team and the local Vote YES committee. EveryLibrary works with both groups in important but different ways. The local Vote YES committee is able to conduct the a full range of Get Out the Vote activities, and EveryLibrary provides consulting and capacity-building to help them succeed. But because library Information Only teams are limited in what they can and cannot say on public time, they need specific, experienced guidance for their outreach efforts. EveryLibrary provides specialized Information Only training and coaching to staff, trustees, and volunteers that helps them be effective communicators.  We provide these services to libraries and Vote YES committees on a pro-bono basis.  All of our work – and the direct donations we make to committees – is supported by our donors. For every $1 donated to EveryLibrary we have helped secure $1,600 in stable funding for libraries across the United States.  

People for Oregon Libraries
The People for Oregon Libraries Political Action Committee is a group of library supporters who work to support library issues and library legislation in Oregon.  We also work to support the Oregon Library Association. Oregon needs elected officials who understand the unique role our libraries play in our community. The Oregon Library Association cannot support candidates but the People for Oregon’s Libraries can. This political action committee funds library supportive candidates as well as local library ballot measures. 

Speakers
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Jane Corry

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County
I've been a youth librarian at Multnomah County since I graduated from Emporia in 1997. I'm retiring on April 28. I'm the immediate past president of OLA, work which I've found highly rewarding.

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Friday, April 22
 

7:00am

7:30am

Legal & Reference Round Tables Business Meeting (RRT & LRRT)

Everyone is invited to the annual Joint Business Meeting of the Reference RT and Legal Reference RT! Join us to discuss current and future RT goals, discover ways to get involved, and socialize with colleagues. RSVPs are appreciated.

 


Speakers
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Thea Evenstad

Adult Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library
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Sue Ludington

Law Librarian, Lane County Law Library
Sue Ludington (Chair, OLA Legal Reference Round Table and 2019 OLA-WLA Conference Co-Chair) recently accepted the Lane County (OR) Law Librarian position, and moved to Eugene in March 2018. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Law Librarian at the Washington County (OR) Law Library... Read More →

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7:30am

Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Business Meeting
Speakers
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Jennifer Snoek-Brown

Faculty Librarian, Mt. Hood Community College
I have been lucky enough to participate in librarianship across the globe and the United States, having worked in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Wisconsin, Texas, and Oregon. As a second-generation librarian (my mother is a semi-retired school librarian in Texas), I practically grew... Read More →

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7:30am

8:30am

2 Minute Reviews
The always appealing 2-Minute Reviews will cover both fiction and non-fiction written by Oregon (and perhaps a few Washington) Authors in 2015 and early 2016. Carissa Barrett presents general fiction, Sarah Strahl will cover genre fiction and graphic novels, and Alicia Yokoyama joins the team to bring you up to speed on non-fiction titles. Session support and sponsorship provided by the Oregon Authors Committee. www.oregonauthors.org

Speakers
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Carissa Barrett

Reference Librarian, Lake Oswego Public Library
Carissa has worked at the Lake Oswego Public Library since 2007 in both the circulation and reference departments. This is her ninth year participating in 2-Minute Reviews.
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Sarah Strahl

Library Manager, Hillsboro Public Library
Library Manager at HPL focusing on Innovating and Evolving. Former Teen Librarian who has been in Public Libraries since 2008. I’m currently a member at large on the PLD board.
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Alicia Yokoyama

Reference Librarian, Lake Oswego Public Library
In an ideal world I would be a professional student, however, a career as a librarian is the next best thing. At LOPL, I’ve discovered a new passion for local history and have been enjoying working with our oral history program and Original Documents Archive. My topics of interest... Read More →

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8:30am

Chasing Your Own Tale: A Librarian's Introduction to Genealogy and Genealogical Sources
Genealogists, from absolute beginners to professionals, love nothing more than talking about their ancestors. Teaching a genealogy class means listening to those stories, and also guiding the search and providing resources to enrich the stories. One of the first places a genealogist visits to do their research, the public library is a natural fit for this kind of class. You don't have to be a professional genealogist to teach research methods and introduce students to quality websites, library databases, and specialized collections. YOU can help your patrons find and tell their own stories. This introduction is geared towards library professionals who have little or no experience with genealogy.

Speakers
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Margaret Harmon-Myers

Library Assistant, Adult Services, Eugene Public Library
I used to read the backs of cereal boxes at breakfast - I think it's safe to say I was the only first grader at Normandy Village School in Jacksonville, Florida whose vocabulary included Niacin, Riboflavin, and Thiamine.
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Malia Laughton

Reference Librarian, Wilsonville Public Library
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Greg Martin

Adult Services Librarian, Wilsonville Public Library



8:30am

Curiosity @ Your Library
For many people, students in particular - choosing a topic is the scariest and most difficult part of the research process. They want to stick to safe ground where they know they'll find sources; we know that the fun happens when we explore the unknown and learn new things. Tired of helping students do research on the same topics over and over, and concerned that students weren't making the connections between research and learning, librarians at Oregon State University shifted their approach, putting curiosity at the center of the research process. With curiosity at the center, we can design lessons, displays, programs and activities that encourage patrons to follow their interests, sometimes to places they didn't know existed! And by doing it together, we reduce the fear of the unknown, and emphasize the importance of curiosity to the research process, and to lifelong learning.

Speakers
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Anne-Marie Deitering, MLS

Associate University Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries and Press
Anne-Marie is the Franklin A. McEdward Professor for Undergraduate Learning Initiatives at Oregon State University Libraries and Press and the current Chair of the Libraries’ Teaching and Engagement Department. AT Oregon State, she serves on the university Curriculum Council, works... Read More →
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Hannah Gascho Rempel

Science Librarian & Graduate Student Services Coordinator, Oregon State University Libraries

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8:30am

Find the Fun in Government: Free Resources for Children and Teen Programming
Government information isn't just boring statistics and research reports! This session will highlight free resources from federal and state government agencies that can be used to support children and teen programming in your library. Learn about do-it-yourself activities to support STEM topics and collections of informational text to support Common Core. Learn how to locate local experts to highlight health and wellness topics. Discover free information for teens exploring career opportunities. Be amazed by quality online games and apps. We will uncover some hidden gems that can help you plan for next year's summer reading topic and beyond!

Speakers
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Valery King

Business/Government Information Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries
Government information, maps, and business reference/instruction at OSU Libraries
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Dotty Ormes

Government Information & Instruction Librarian, Southern Oregon University
I am Government Information/Instruction Librarian at SOU's Hannon Library. I also teach research sessions for the following subject specialties: Political Science, Theatre, Art, English and Shakespeare Studies.
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Arlene Weible

Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator, State Library of Oregon
I am the Electronic Services Consultant and Federal Regional Depository Coordinator at the State Library of Oregon. Please talk to me about the Statewide Database Licensing Program, the Federal Depository Library Program, or if you just want to figure out what is happening at the... Read More →

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8:30am

Self-Publishing in Libraries: Building Collections and Showcasing Local Content
Join us to learn how libraries can build collections, support writers' access to digital publishing platforms and democratize access to publishing.
Opening Access to Digital Publishing
OSU Libraries & Press is exploring ways to offer digital publishing by hosting Scalar, an open-source content management system. Used to publish supplementary content, showcase local history, and create multi-narrative stories, it frees otherwise encased materials.
Building a Local Ebook Collection
The Library Writers Project is a collection development and programming initiative by the Multnomah County Library to provide an avenue for local authors to get their self-published e-books into the library collection. We will discuss the development of the project and how to replicate this program at other libraries.

Speakers
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Kady Ferris

Electronic Content Librarian, Multnomah County Library
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Korey Jackson

Korey is the Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services at Oregon State University. Before coming to OSU, he was an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellow at Anvil Academic, a digital humanities publisher sponsored by the Council on Library and Information... Read More →
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Jane Nichols

Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries & Press
Jane Nichols is a Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian at OSUL&P where she focuses on Digital Humanities initiatives and Collection Development.


8:30am

Stories from Abroad: Travels with Library Explorers
Hear about opportunities to travel and work at the same time. Hear about PSU Professor Tom Larsen and his work in libraries in Vietnam, and High School teacher Maureen Milton will talk about her connection with the International Board on Books for Young People. Maureen has traveled to Bali with IBBY and recently presented at the conference in Rwanda. Award-winning storyteller and librarian Heather McNeil will speak of the challenges and adventures while collecting stories in Kenya, tell a story, and discuss the issue of telling stories from outside your own culture.

Speakers
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Linda Campillo

Certified Librarian/ Media Specialist, Woodrow Wilson High School, Portland, OR
I have been a school librarian for about 18 years now and have worked at every grade level. I also have a background in Anthropology and Journalism, which has lead me to be interested in everybody's story. I also love to travel and immerse myself in other cultures although I haven't... Read More →
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Tom Larsen

Head of Cataloging and eAccess, Portland State University
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Heather McNeil

Youth Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Heather supervises Youth, Outreach, Senior and Latino Services for Deschutes Public Library. She served on the 2005 Newbery Committee and 2013 Wilder Committee, and is currently on the 2018 Caldecott Committee. She was OLA's 2014 Librarian of the Year.She is an award-winning third... Read More →

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International Relations RT / IRRT

IRRT's objective is to provide a framework for information sharing among librarians, library staff and library supporters interested in international librarianship activities at all types of libraries. The IRRT aims to increase communication among OLA members about international visits... Read More →


8:30am

Surviving Serials Reductions
This program will address the most recent round of Serials Reductions at the University of Oregon. We'll talk about what led to them, how the project was implemented, and what we've learned from it. We'll also touch briefly on next steps, things we wish we had done differently, and the current serials landscape as it relates to big deals, packages, and inflation.

Speakers
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Damon Campbell

Acquisitions Librarian, University of Oregon Library

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8:30am

Telling Stories on the Little Screen: Using Traditional and New Media to Get It Done
Public access television and community radio stations provide free or low-cost facilities to produce broadcast content. A community partnership between the Ashland Branch Library and the Ashland Mystery Readers Group planned, produced and broadcast two tv interview series on local public access television from 2003-2012. In 2015, a partnership between JCLS and the Southern Oregon Historical Society was expanded to broadcast local history content on public access television. This program describes how you can create and distribute content, and build community awareness for your programs in fun and relatively inexpensive ways.

Speakers
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Maureen Flanagan Battistella

Assistant Professor Affiliate and Research Anthropologist, Southern Oregon University
Battistella’s research involves food culture, heritage agriculture and the wines of Southern Oregon. She is one of the architects of the Stories of Southern Oregon project, a collection made available through SOU Hannon Library's Southern Oregon Digital Archives portal. The Stories... Read More →
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Amy Blossom

Public Services Librarian and Ashland Branch Manager, Jackson County Library


10:00am

Exhibits Break & Poster Sessions
You'll find a little bit of everything here! Our vendors will be set up and ready to chat with you, poster sessions will be near the exhibits with poster presenters on hand to answer questions, and to top it all off, there will be refreshments and time for socializing with your far-flung colleagues. 

See the full list of poster sessions and presenters here: 
https://orlib16.wordpress.com/program/poster-sessions/ 

See to Read

Jane Corry, OLA President; Multnomah County Public Library

Units: OLA and See to Read

janec@multcolib.org


Mix and Match Your Style: Exploring Different Ways of Teaching Citation & Style Guidelines

Amy Coughenour, Distance Education & Reference Librarian, Concordia University

acoughenour@cu-portland.edu


Beginning Reader Storytime

Bethany Grabow

bethany.grabow@gmail.com


Warning: Graphic Content!

Robin Jeffrey, LRC Assistant, Klamath Community College

jeffrey@klamathcc.edu


Intersectional Multicultural Literature: Meeting the Needs of Our Diverse Communities

Nicole Langley, Student, Emporia State University SLIM

nlangle1@g.emporia.edu


REFORMA- Tells Their Story

Raquel Martinez, Teen Services, Hermiston Public Library

Unit: Reforma

kmartinez@hermiston.or.us


Dominate Any Database in 5 Minutes Or Less

Joanna Milner, Library Assistant, Multnomah County Library

joannam@multcolib.org


Critical Reflection in Librarianship: Where Does the Library End and the Librarian Begin?

Rick Stoddart, Head of User & Research Services, University of Idaho

rstoddart@uidaho.edu




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Snacks & Drinks

These events will include light refreshments and coffee (daytime) or a no-host bar (evening).


11:00am

Detangling Dyslexia: What it is, and what we can do to help
What is dyslexia? Why is it suddenly a hot topic? This summer, the Oregon State Legislature passed two bills addressing dyslexia and education. All children entering public schools in Oregon will be screened for dyslexia, and teachers will be trained in effective teaching methods.What does this mean for libraries? How can we best serve dyslexic readers and their families? This session will define dyslexia, share the latest developments in brain science, and provide referral resources and best practices for accommodations and collection development.

Speakers
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Suzanne Harold

SMH Consulting
Suzanne Harold is an independent library consultant in Astoria, Oregon, focusing on literacy, particularly for those with dyslexia, and services to youth. She is an Associate member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, and tutors dyslexic youth through the... Read More →
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Cathy Wyrick

Director, Blosser Center for Dyslexia Resources
I have been working in the area of dyslexia since 1994 as an Orton-Gillingham practitioner and as an instructor in professional development classes. Along with Dorothy Whitehead I founded the Blosser Center in 2000 to provide a base for: training teachers and tutors, individual instruction... Read More →


11:00am

Embedded Professionals at the Library
Many of us have heard the concept embedded or community librarians. These librarians provide services to target audiences off-site, specifically where people live, work or play. In fact, many of us have already implemented a community librarian model and are seeing a lot of success with this approach. But, what about embedded professionals in our space, such as social workers in the library, lawyers in the library, nurses in the library, small business mentors in the library? These programs have been successful too. However, while we are happy to be embedded in other agencies, organizations, and groups, we have concerns about professionals in our library. A panel of librarians and practitioners of the "in the library" programs will talk about the pros and cons of these programs and whether it's right for your library and our profession. COMBINED WITH Patrons say they are computer illiterate. They need assistance with electronic resumes. Can't find reliable, qualified volunteers in your community to provide computer instruction? Quit spinning your wheels and listen to our story. Due to large demand and lack of resources, libraries need a cost-effective way to bridge the digital divide in their communities and increase information literacy programming. Come and learn how to recruit a full-time volunteer who can dedicate all their time to digital literacy and job skills training. Attend this session to see if Americorps is your solution.

Speakers
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Kevin Barclay

Asst. Director of Public Services, Deschutes Public Library
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Sarah Kelley

Program Director, Thrive Central Oregon
I am excited to be part of a relatively new program, Thrive Central Oregon. Our mission is to connect community members in need with the social service supports they seek. The focus of this program is to bring increased resource knowledge and hands on referrals and support to where... Read More →
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Liisa Sjoblom

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
OLA 2016 Conference Chair

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11:00am

Lessons in Leadership: Stories from the Field
Academic library leadership lessons are not just for librarians in management positions. At all levels of our institutions and organizations, librarians and staff are leading and managing initiatives and making critical decisions that affect the direction of those entities. Yet, not all of those who are leading organizational change (from the top, middle or elsewhere) have the opportunity to benefit from often-costly professional development training. A panel of librarians and library staff will share their stories of leadership development through a variety of formal and informal training and professional development opportunities and address how they applied leadership lessons in their everyday work and in their work with the professional associations they serve.,

Speakers
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Elaine Hirsch

OLA Vice President/President-electAssociate Director of Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College
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Uta Hussong-Christian

Science Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries & Press
ACRL Oregon President, 2015-2016
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Steve Silver

Director of Kellenberger Library, Assistant Professor, Northwest Christian University
Very interested in intellectual freedom issues. Also very interested in the history of the English-language Bible and in talking about and presenting from NCU's significant collection of rare, early printed English Bibles. Happy to talk about issues of Christian faith as they intersect... Read More →

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11:00am

Library of Things Thundertalks
Library of Things / Lending "Outside of the box" / Maker Mondays (Library of Things, Board Games & Seeds oh my!)
Librarians are telling and re-writing their stories in both big and small ways. Libraries are offering more non-traditional items for their patrons: board games, croquet sets, circuit kits, deep fryers, cake pans, seed packets and more are now available to check out and use. No matter the size of your library you can find a collection that works for your community. These thunder talks (slightly longer than lightning talks!) introduce ideas around non-traditional lending collections and programs at your library.

Speakers
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PJ Bentley

Collections & Adult Services Supervisor, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
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Brendan Lax

Strategic Initiatives Librarian, Hillsboro Public Library
Brendan is part of the Strategic Initiatives division at the Hillsboro Public Library, working on special projects to further the mission of the library in the Hillsboro community. Currently, he is working on expanding the Library of Things collection, developing a makerspace at the... Read More →


11:00am

Local Content – Local Stories
Offer your community what Amazon cannot – unique, local content.  Whether working with community members to create oral histories, partnering with organizations that have a treasure trove of local content, or collaborating with local artists to create a go-to place for local music, we will explore ways to connect your community with truly one-of-a-kind resources not available anywhere else.  We will discuss the various ways we have provided a forum for letting our communities tell their own story, and built invaluable relationships and connections in the process.

Speakers
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Catherine Jasper

Collection Development Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
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Nate Pedersen

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library


11:00am

Telling the library's story through linked data
Come hear from Oregon libraries that are "telling their story" to search engines through the use of linked data. Bibliographic data and web page elements can be converted to linked data structure and made accessible to search engines to serve up in results pages. This program will include an update from Multnomah County Library about the conversion of their bibliographic data through the LibHub Initiative. Washington County Cooperative Library Services will share their use of linked data elements in their website, and Tigard Public Library will share discoveries on how to incorporate linked data into their website. These are exciting new developments that help libraries tell their story to web searchers.

Speakers
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Teresa Ferguson

Technical Services Manager, Tigard Public Library
I am interested in cataloging, linked data and leadership. I also enjoy camping, hiking and (of course) reading.
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Erica Findley

Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, Multnomah County Library
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Sandy Macke

To quote one personality quiz: "You're so well-adjusted, it's creepy." INTJ ; World traveler and homebody. Easily distracted by shiny objects.
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Crystal Trice

Projects & Training Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services

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11:00am

Visual Stories - Putting the Sexy Back in Assessment
Having goals for the future can be magic!  Whether you have goals for your library, your department, or specifically for yourself, this session will help you map out ways of visualizing those goals. 
After looking at examples of annual reports summarized in infographics and data dashboards, participants will start out by sketching the "dream" infographic for their library 6 years from now. Using that sketch as a starting point, we'll look at different ways of comparing our data, visualizing our data, and using online tools for creating the graphics. Along the way, participants will build out a rough assessment plan to help them get started toward achieving the data visual of their dreams. We will finish with a gallery walk to learn from each other by seeing how neighbors represented their libraries in their infographic sketches.

Speakers
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Sara Q. Thompson

Librarian, OSU-Cascades
Tweeting at both @OregonLibraries for OLA and at @esquetee for my own amusement.

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Library Assessment RT / LART

... all things assessment in libraries ... 


11:00am

Your Patrons Need Diverse Books: The Care and Keeping of a Diverse Collection
What story does your library tell through its collection and programs? We live in a diverse world, but the publishing industry does not reflect this reality. Collecting and showcasing materials that portray the lives of people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and those of other minorities can be challenging. The presenters will share their experiences championing diversity at small public and school libraries and provide session attendees with the knowledge needed to seek out, evaluate, and promote diverse materials for all ages in libraries of any size.

Speakers
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Katy Bogart

Youth Services Librarian, Garden Home Community Library
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Elena Gleason

Readers Advisory Librarian, Hillsboro Public Library
I'm passionate about collection development, innovative readers' advisory services, diverse books and library equity, and board games in libraries (and everywhere!).

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12:30pm

Awards Lunch & OYAN Raffle Big Winners
Speakers
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Jane Corry

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County
I've been a youth librarian at Multnomah County since I graduated from Emporia in 1997. I'm retiring on April 28. I'm the immediate past president of OLA, work which I've found highly rewarding.


2:00pm

A Picture is Worth a Thousand 'Likes': Photography Bootcamp to Make Your Storytelling Social Media Amazing

Why do some people end up with amazing photos while yours are lackluster and out of focus? Jump-start your camera skills with this photo bootcamp for the "photographically challenged".

Having spent decades as an award-winning professional photographer and photojournalist before becoming a librarian, Bill Landau will show you how to get the most out of your camera or phone.

After attending this program, you will no longer just take "snapshots". The emphasis will be on inspiring attendees to creatively tell a story with photography while producing images of beauty. We will cover basic composition and creative photography techniques and show you how to optimize your device to get maximum results. There will be demonstrations of the most popular and useful photography apps for phones and tablets.

If you want to blow minds on your library's Facebook, Instagram, website or newsletters, find yourself a seat in this darkroom and see what develops!

 


Speakers
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Bill Landau

Manager of Branches, Tillamook County Library
I was a professional photographer during my first career. I've met and photographed Paul McCartney. Hiking is my passion and I am looking forward to my 25th hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon this summer. And I love to visit Mickey Mouse at the Disney Parks.


2:00pm

Autoethnography: Our Stories, Our Research
Autoethnography is a research method, whereby researchers investigate aspects of what it means to be a librarian. Starting with a reflective examination of themselves they investigate questions of library culture, values and identity. Autoethnography has potential to help librarians answer questions that cannot be answered by traditional, empirical research methods and to reveal voices that are obscured by aggregations of data. Autoethnography blends art and science and is at turns evocative, analytical, and creative. It can help us look deeply into our library culture, critique it where need be, transform ourselves, and ultimately inspire us to change librarianship for the better.

Speakers
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Anne-Marie Deitering, MLS

Associate University Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries and Press
Anne-Marie is the Franklin A. McEdward Professor for Undergraduate Learning Initiatives at Oregon State University Libraries and Press and the current Chair of the Libraries’ Teaching and Engagement Department. AT Oregon State, she serves on the university Curriculum Council, works... Read More →
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Bob Schroeder

Education Librarian, PSU
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Rick Stoddart

PNLA President, Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA)
Rick Stoddart is the current President of the Pacific Northwest Library Association. He is the Education Librarian at the University of Idaho

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2:00pm

Best Practices for DVD and Blu-ray Cataloging using RDA
Cataloging of DVDs and Blu-ray discs using RDA involves numerous changes and challenges. OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers) has developed best practice recommendations to help ensure consistent practices and quality access to moving image materials. This session will highlight best practices including: coding dates in the 046 field; roles to record in the statement of responsibility; production and publication statements; and using the new 34X fields.

Speakers
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Kelley McGrath

Metadata Management Librarian, University of Oregon
Kelley McGrath is an experienced media cataloger and has been active in OLAC for many years, including several years as chair of OLAC's Cataloging Policy Committee. She is deeply interested in the potential of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) model, structured... Read More →

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2:00pm

Bringing Digital Privacy Education into Your Library
Libraries are increasingly on the front line of helping people learn to protect their personal information from  corporations, governments, criminals and busybodies.   In this session Alison Macrina, director of the Library Freedom Project, will give a quick update of the current surveillance landscape, then provide practical strategies for bringing digital privacy education into your library.  Learn about the latest privacy tools, as well as strategies for teaching these tools in computer classes or one-on-one sessions.

Speakers
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Alison Macrina

Library Freedom Project
Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, director of Library Freedom Project and a core contributor to the Tor Project.

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2:00pm

Crowdfunding Your Story
Crowdfunding sounds too good to be true, but libraries of all sizes are using crowdfunding options to supplement collections, expand services, and instill a sense of ownership among library patrons and donors. Learn how Josephine County raised over $40,000 through Oregon's Kitchen Table with Josephine Community Libraries Executive Director Kate Lasky, and how Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives established stronger relationships with donors and patrons through crowdfunding with OSU Archivist for Instruction and Outreach Tiah Edmunson-Morton. Wendy Willis, Director of Civic Engagement at PSU's National Policy Consensus Center, will provide the basics on crowdfunding and how libraries can harness this new platform to further the public good.

Speakers
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Tiah Edmunson-Morton

Archivist, OSU LIbraries Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives
Tiah Edmunson-Morton runs the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives, collecting oral histories & documenting the history, growth, & culture of NW hops/barley farming, commercial/home brewing, & cider/mead. She has an MLIS from San José State U., MA from Miami University, and is a Certified... Read More →
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Kate Lasky

Library Director, Josephine Community Libraries

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2:00pm

Stark Raving OYAN: Book Raves and Graphic Raves Revealed
OYAN representatives will fill readers' advisory arsenals with a dazzling array of young adult fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel selections highlighted in a series of snappy book talks. Attendees will also get their hands on copies of the hot-off-the-press 2016 Book Rave list and the 2015 OYAN Graphic Rave. To wrap up, Ravers will reveal a super-secret list of "Ravers Choice" recommendations.

Speakers
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Ian Duncanson

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library
Ian has been at the Beaverton City Library for 10 years. He loves teen fiction, recommending books and anticipating the Printz winner every year.
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Traci Glass

Teen Services Librarian, Eugene Public Library
Traci Glass is the Teen Librarian for the Eugene Public Library system in Eugene, Oregon. She loves realistic fiction, comics and horror movies. and comics. and Batman. Find her on Twitter: @grablit
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Sonja Somerville

Teen Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Sonja Somerville is a recovering journalist and erstwhile grant developer and marketing specialist who finally decided what she really wanted to be was a librarian. She has her MLIS from Drexel University and The Funnest Job Ever getting teens excited about books, planning wildly... Read More →

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2:00pm

Storytime Plus!: Puppets, Music, Poetry and More
Storytime can be so much more than books. Librarians from Deschutes Public Library will introduce several of their programs, demonstrating tidbits of their Rockie Tales Puppet Show, Music and Movement, Science Storytime, Spanish storytime at daycares, and Poetry in the Classroom.

Speakers
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Paige Bentley-Flannery

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
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Gabriela Hernandez

Latino Services Specialist, Deschutes Public Library
Gabriela, Latino Services Specialist at Deschutes Public Library, has done early literacy workshops with migrant workers, created "pop-up" programs at apartment complexes and mobile home parks, and presented a variety of events at the libraries for the Spanish speaking community... Read More →
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Roxanne M. Renteria

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library

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2:00pm

Thriving as a Mid-Career Librarian
Mid-career professionals face a variety of opportunities as well as challenges. This panel of presenters will share their own experiences and tips from experts. In addition, the audience will have the opportunity to take part in a discussion of how to overcome barriers mid-career librarians face, strategies for staying engaged, and a brainstorm of professional development needs specific to this demographic. 

Speakers
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Cat Finney

Assoc. College Librarian Collection Development, Central Oregon Community College Barber Library
Collection development, acquisitions, community colleges, Central Oregon, old time fiddle tunes
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Jane Nichols

Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries & Press
Jane Nichols is a Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian at OSUL&P where she focuses on Digital Humanities initiatives and Collection Development.
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Hannah Gascho Rempel

Science Librarian & Graduate Student Services Coordinator, Oregon State University Libraries


4:00pm

Wrap-up: Feedback and Sharing at Your Library or Home
(Note: this is not an actual session, but a placeholder for your own personal post-conference reflection time.) 

We're so glad you could participate in the conference! On your way home, think about how you might tackle the following suggestions for post-conference debriefing: 

1. Give us your feedback about the conference on this evaluation form
2. Share the great stuff you learned with your colleagues back home.
3. Reach out to the people you met this year and plan a program for next year.

Thank you for joining us for the OLA 2016 conference in Bend!  Re-live the highlights with the #ORLib16 tag on twitter and find presentation materials on OLA's NW Central. See you next year in Salem! 

Friday April 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Off Site