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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

 

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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!

OLA Conference 2017 Call for Program Proposals

~ reposted from Libs-Or listserv ~

The Call for Program Proposals for the 2017 OLA Conference, “Thriving Together” is now open.

We are excited to be combing the OLA & OASL conferences together this year. The conference will be extended to Saturday to accommodate this combined event.

The conference dates are Wednesday, April 19, 2017 for the preconference, and Thursday – Saturday, April 20-22, 2017 for the conference days.

We will be accepting proposals with or without sponsorships for the regular conference days. Preconference programs will need sponsorship. There is a combined submission form for both preconference and regular session proposals this year.

Screenshot of OLA 2017 program proposal form

Follow the link to the Call for Proposals where you will find all the pertinent information, including the scoring rubric and the submission form: https://orlib17.wordpress.com/program/. The deadline for proposals is 10pm on Monday, September 26, 2016. Notifications will be sent out by Monday, October 24, 2016.

Let me know if there are any questions. Please send any questions or correspondence regarding programs to olaprograms@olaweb.org

We look forward to reading all the interesting proposals.

Best –
Emily David
Program Committee Chair, OLA Conference 2017

OLA 2016 Online Registration closing soon!

~Reposted from libs-or listserv~

Get those last-minute registrations in before this Friday, April 8, at 11:59 pm.

After that, registrations will only happen at the registration desk during the conference.

OLA Conference 2016 header

Next week, look for a handy checklist of what to pack and tips for getting the most out of your conference. We look forward to seeing you in Bend!

~ OLA Conference Committee

Join Us! ACRL-OR Reception at Riverbend Brewing on April 20, 5-7pm

ACRL-OR invites OLA Conference attendees and library folk in the Bend area to its annual pre-conference Wednesday evening reception, this year at Riverbend Brewing from 5-7 p.m.

We love getting to know our library colleagues while sampling local fare (provided) and beverages/brews (cash bar). Drop in for a bit or a bite!

Riverbend Brewing is an 8-minute walk from the Riverhouse at the corner of Hwy 97 and Division St (2650 NE Division Street Bend, OR), across the road from the river. Depending on where you are starting your Wednesday evening activities, you might consider taking the conference shuttle to get close (it does not stop at Riverbend Brewing but does stop at the conference venue).

See you at the reception!


Uta Hussong-Christian,
ACRL-OR President, 2015-2016

OLA 2016: Schedules & Carpooling

*Reposted from libs-or listserv.*

Twenty days till the 2016 OLA Conference and things are ramping up! Quick announcements:

1. There have been schedule changes and additions over at http://orlib16.sched.org/ — check out the unit business meetings (open to anyone!) and if you haven’t yet, get yourself signed up with Sched so you can make your own personal schedule (note: you can create an account with an email address, you don’t have to use Facebook at all).

2. We have a carpool signup! It’s up to you to reach out to a potential driver / rider.  And on the way to Bend you can share your stories with each other! (see what I did there?)

3. Special shout-out to our awesome sponsors who have made this conference possible.

In the coming weeks we’ll have tips for attendees, tips for presenters, and more tips about Bend.

Stay tuned and we’ll see you soon!

OLA Conference Committee

OLA 2016 Early Bird registration ends today!

~ Reposted from Libs-Or listserv ~

OLA 2016 Early Bird registration ends tonight, on Monday, March 21st at 11:59 p.m. 

Other items of note:

Keep an eye on the program, where we’ll be adding more business meetings and social events in the coming week!

Wishing you a lucky day,
OLA Conference Committee

2016 OLA Conference: An Abundance of Sessions for Academic Librarians/Library Staff

In addition to spending some time in beautiful Bend, there are lots of other great reasons this year why academic librarians/library staff should consider attending next month’s 2016 OLA Annual Conference, April 20-22. Check out the more than 30 academic-focused sessions at this year’s conference! On Wednesday, there are 5 pre-conferences of interest; on Thursday, there are 14 sessions of interest; and on Friday there are 16 session of interest. Wow! The most difficult part will be choosing which of the concurrent sessions of interest to attend. What a great problem to have!

And for those of you that make the trip to Bend, make sure you block out time on your conference calendar for the ACRL-OR Reception on Wednesday, April 20, 5:00pm – 7:00pm. We love getting to spend time with our academic colleagues at the OLA Conference. Details about the reception location will be forthcoming on this site and Libs-Or.

See you in Bend!

~ Uta Hussong-Christian
ACRL-OR President, 2015-2016

OLA 2016 Conference registration is now open

~Reposting from the Libs-Or list-serv~

Registration is now open for the 2016 OLA Annual Conference.  Join colleagues for educational programming, networking and a whole lot of fun at the Riverhouse Convention Center in sunny Bend, Oregon, April 20-22, 2016. Check out the slate of preconferences and programs.

Register for the conference by March 21st to get the best rates. You can register online with a credit card or by check.  Once you have completed your registration form and have chosen a payment option, you will receive a confirmation page.  If paying by check, please include a copy of the confirmation page with your check and mail it to the address noted on the page.

Registration Forms

(if you are attending a full-day or the full-conference, choose the “Full Registration” form): 

Hotel reservations can also be made at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes by calling 1-866-453-4480 (Sorry, NO online hotel reservations – phone only. We’re a bit old-school out here in the high desert).  Rates are $138.00 plus 14.4% tax and fees.  Be sure to let them know you are with the Oregon Library Association.

Key Dates

  • Early registration ends Monday, March 21, 2016
  • Online registration ends Monday, April 11, 2016
  • Pre-conferences: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
  • Conference: Thursday-Friday, April 21-22, 2016
  • Onsite registration will be available, check & credit card payments only (no cash). Note that we cannot guarantee meals with onsite registration.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

There’s still time! OLA 2016 posters proposals due Friday

~Reposting from the Libs-Or list-serv~

There’s still time to get a proposal in for this year’s exciting OLA Annual Conference at the Bend Riverhouse, April 20-22!

The deadline for submitting a Poster proposal for this year’s theme: Tell Your Story is 5:00 pm on Friday, January 15. We will have 2 separate poster sessions – one on Thursday and one on Friday. Find more information and a link to the submission form on the OLA 2016 Conference website, https://orlib16.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/call-for-poster-proposals/.

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Poster Chair, Valery King at valery.king@oregonstate.edu