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Columbia Gorge Community College adopts Sanctuary Status

On May 9th, The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Board of Education unanimously voted to join a growing list of colleges and the State of Oregon in adopting sanctuary status in light of concerns regarding federal immigration policies. This was a surprising turn of events that played over two months of public comments. At the latest board meeting covering this issue, over 40 students presented testimonials about what sanctuary status would mean to them and their academic goals. The Board was moved by the thoughtfulness and size of students sharing their concerns.

“I’ve been touched by the testimony of so many people over the past few months,” said board member Stu Watson, who brought the successful motion declaring sanctuary. “Obviously there are concerns, and it’s going to be played out in the courts. Yet at the end of the day it’s up to us to take sides” (CGCC, 2017).

Initially, the Board was not in favor of sanctuary status as it might affect federal funding such as Pell Grants. But this resolution doesn’t affect existing policy, and the Board doesn’t expect the vote to have an impact on federal funding.

The Board’s vote aligns with efforts of CGCC to implement Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) programs. CGCC is one of the few Oregon colleges designated as an HSI by HACU. As CGCC strives to implement new policies and strategies through this initiative, the library continues to revamp collections and services by building on a Hispanic and Latinx program begun several years ago.  By continuing to build resources and realigning information literacy instruction, we strive to increase our impact on the CGCC campus, community, and student’s academic and life-long learning success.

Reference

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC). (2017). College Board approves sanctuary designation. Retrieved from https://www.cgcc.edu/news/college-board-approves-sanctuary-designation

Save the Date: ACRL WA/OR Joint Fall Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2017 ACRL Washington & Oregon joint conference!

The conference will be held from October 19th-20th – which is one week earlier than usual – at the Pack Forest Conference Center in Eatonville, WA.

This year’s theme is “Tried & True or Shiny & New?” so keep your eye out for additional information and a call for proposals coming out this summer.  You can also keep up with the conference on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/221475015034791

ACRL-Oregon Election Results

The ACRL-Oregon election results are in!

The ACRL-Oregon board is pleased to present its newly-elected officials, who will start their terms on September 1:

Additionally, the changes to the by-law regarding the ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence were approved. Those changes will be presented to the OLA Board at its next board meeting and the by-laws updated.

Many thanks to all the candidates who ran for office in this election, and thanks to all the members who participated by casting their vote!

Stephanie Debner

President
ACRL-Oregon Chapter | Oregon Library Association – Academic Division

Reminder: Participate in ACRL-Oregon and OLA by Voting!

You should have received emails via Memberclicks with invitations to vote in both the current ACRL-Oregon and OLA elections. Historically, we have low voter turnout for elections in both organizations, so I am encouraging every member to participate in ACRL-Oregon and OLA by voting.

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OLA elections

  • Close on Monday, May 15
  • Election for Vice-President/President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • To read about the candidates, see the Candidates’ Statements

ACRL-Oregon elections

For both elections, you will need to log in to your OLA member account in order to fill out the ballot.

If you have any questions about the current elections, please let me know.

Stephanie Debner
President, ACRL-Oregon

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow: Registration Open!

Portland State University, Oregon State University, and ACRL-Oregon are pleased to host the ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Portland State University Library.

This day-long workshop will feature two expert presenters for an exploration on three scholarly communication topics: Open Education, Copyright in Making and Sharing Scholarship, and Research Data Management. Our presenters are Jenny Oleen, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Western Washington University, and William Cross, Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, North Carolina State University Libraries.

This workshop is geared toward library workers who need a good grounding in scholarly communication issues. It is appropriate for individuals with administrative responsibilities, liaisons and subject librarians, those working in library publishing, data management, and those who seek to advance their professional development in the area of scholarly communication.

Because there are a limited number of slots available for this free, day-long event, YOU WILL RECEIVE A SEPARATE EMAIL CONFIRMING YOUR REGISTRATION. Your registration includes lunch, free of cost. Because we understand unforeseen circumstances do occur, we will keep a wait-list of attendees to fill spots for any late cancellations.

Priority registration deadline for OSU/PSU/ACRL-OR members is June 1st.

Register now!

Save the Date: ACRL-Idaho Unconference

Save the Date graphic for ACRL Idaho unconference

Mark your calendars for the ACRL-Idaho unconference on July 14th from 9am – 4pm at Idaho State University’s Meridian Campus (just outside of Boise)!

Stay tuned for more details…

For questions, contact Molly Montgomery montmol2@isu.edu

Save the Date: ACRL Scholarly Communications Roadshow

Portland State University, Oregon State University, and ACRL-Oregon are pleased to host the ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Portland State University Library in Portland, Oregon. Presenters Jenny Oleen, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Washington University, and William Cross, Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, will facilitate this day-long workshop on three scholarly communication topics: Open Education, Copyright in Making and Sharing Scholarship, and Research Data Management.

This workshop is geared toward library workers who need a good grounding in scholarly communication issues. It is appropriate for individuals with administrative responsibilities, liaisons and subject librarians, those working in library publishing, data management, and those who seek to advance their professional development in the area of scholarly communication.

Presenter Biographies

Jenny Oleen is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Washington University, where she also serves as the Copyright Librarian and manages the Scholarly Communications Unit and the new institutional repository, Western CEDAR (http://cedar.wwu.edu). She has a BS in Agronomy from Kansas State University, an MS in Environmental Science from University of Arizona, and an MLS from Indiana University-Bloomington. Read more about Jenny in her ACRL member of the week profile.

William M. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides advice and instruction to campus stakeholders on copyright, licensing, and scholarly communication issues.  As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Will earned an M.A. in Technology & Communication, a J.D. in Law, and an M.S.L.S. in Library Science.  Before joining the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, Will worked in academic and law libraries, in constitutional litigation, and at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  He serves as an adjunct instructor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science and lectures nationally on free expression, copyright, and scholarly communication.  Will has been quoted in publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Techdirt and publishes regularly in law and library journals on topics ranging from the pedagogy of legal education for librarians to First Amendment analysis of the regulation of video games. Read more about Will in his ACRL member of the week profile.

Registration Notes

There are a limited number of slots available for this free, day-long event. Your registration includes lunch, free of cost. Your registration is a commitment to attend the event. Because we understand unforeseen circumstances do occur, we will keep a wait-list of attendees to fill spots for any late cancellations.

The priority registration deadline for OSU, PSU, and ACRL-Oregon affiliates is June 1st, 2017.  Full registration details will be available shortly.

OLA Twitter Chat this afternoon

Join ACRL-OR for a Twitter chat this afternoon, Monday April 17th 2017 from 2-3 pm Pacific Time.  We’ll be chatting about the upcoming OLA conference on Twitter with the hashtag #ORLib17.  The chat will be moderated by ACRL-OR Board @acrl_or ‏ and will include the following discussion questions.

Discussion questions:

  • What does the #ORLib17 theme “Thriving Together” theme mean to you?
  • What collaborations and relationships in your work as a librarian help you thrive?
  • How do you partner with public and school librarians?
  • How do you think academic librarians can build more of these relationships with other types of librarians?
  • What #ORLib17 sessions are you excited about attending?
  • What #ORLib17 pre-conferences are you going to?
  • What are your tips for people who may not have attended the conference before?

If this is your first Twitter chat, use the following steps to participate:

  1.  have or create a Twitter account
  2. log on at 2pm
  3. search for the chat by entering #ORLib17 in the search field
  4. click on the “Latest” tab
  5. refresh your search regularly so that you see the newest tweets as they occur

 

ACRL @ OLA 2017!

Join us at the ACRL reception

If you’re going to a pre-conference session, or just arriving in Salem on Wednesday evening, please join ACRL members for food, conversation, and a no-host bar at the Taproot Lounge and Café, a short walk from the convention center and hotel.

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Taproot Lounge and Café (Google map), 356 State Street, Salem, OR 97301

All conference attendees are welcome!

See us at programs for Academic Libraries

The online conference program in Sched has filters to help you pick sessions of interest to you. One filter that may be useful is Academic Libraries .

See you there!

OSU Libraries Faculty Seminar on 4/14

OSU Libraries Library Faculty Association invites colleagues to this Friday’s (4/14) Seminar Series presentation at 10:00am: Building Bridges Between Oregon and Fujian: Twenty Years of the Horner Exchange, with Richard Sapon-White, Assistant Professor, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, OSU Libraries & Press.

We are webcasting the presentation, so  if you are not able to be physically present, please join the meeting remotely.

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Professor Richard Sapon-White has been the Oregon coordinator of the Horner Exchange for much of the past ten years.  In 2016, the 20th year of the program, he traveled to Fujian Province for the first time.  As part of a three-member delegation, he visited Oregon’s sister province in China, visiting libraries, giving presentations, and taking in the sights of this wonderfully historic and picturesque region.  At this LFA seminar, he will be sharing his insights on the state of Chinese libraries, their innovative services and projects, and the many aspects of Fujianese cultural life that he experienced.

Richard Sapon-White is currently Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Oregon State University Libraries, where he has worked for more than 20 years. Professor Sapon-White is active in the international relations efforts of both ALA and the Oregon Library Association; he has served on the ALA International Relations Committee and has been coordinating the OLA IRRT’s Horner Exchange with Fujian Province, China, since 2008.  A member of Beta Phi Mu, the library science honor society, he received Fulbright fellowships in 2005 (Czech Republic) and 2012-2013 (Poland).  Professor Sapon-White earned his MLS from Southern Connecticut State University, his master’s degree in public health from UCLA, and a B.Sc. in zoology from the University of Toronto.

The seminar will take place in the Willamette Seminar Rooms (Valley 3622) on the 3rd floor floor of the Valley Library. Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Beth.Filar-Williams@oregonstate.edu or Uta.Hussong-Christian@oregonstate.edu with any questions. Library visitor info (including campus map and parking info can be found online: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/visit)