A quick reminder — there are still a few days left to send in your pitch for a conference session or a pre-conference for the OLA 2016 Conference in Bend! The conference itself will be April 20 – 22, 2016, but the deadline for proposals is September 30th! (Poster proposals will be coming up in November.)
See below for all the details and links for proposal submissions.
Tell Your Story
Our theme this year is Tell Your Story.
“One of my favorite storytime books is Wait! I Want to Tell You a Story. It’s about a wombat that tells a story to a tiger to avoid being eaten. I like it because it’s really about the power of story. Stories can make you forget that you’re hungry or tired. They console us when we’re sad. Our stories are what make us who we are, as individuals, as institutions and as a society in general. It’s what connects us to each other. They’re how we learn. Basic and powerful.” – Jane Corry, OLA President 2015-2016
At this point the program does not have to be fully organized; you can give us a general idea of the program and speakers (if known), and fill in the other details on the proposal form. This year we are encouraging you to submit your ideas directly — no OLA Unit sponsorship is required. We also welcome proposals from OLA units. Sessions may be presentations, panels, or workshops. If your session idea does have any associated costs, it will still need a sponsoring unit.
Proposals are due by September 30.
Program Proposal Form – https://ola.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_202698
Preconference Proposal Form – https://ola.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_202697
Poster Proposal information and forms will be announced in November and due in January.
Questions? Please contact Michele Burke, Conference Program Committee Chair, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503.365-4711.
Many thanks from the program committee!
Michele Burke, Reference Librarian
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Campus