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E-Learning Professional Development Scholarship

ACRL-Oregon is delighted to announce a unique round of professional development scholarships aimed to support e-learning opportunities. Thanks to a matching-fund grant from the State Library of Oregon, ACRL-Oregon is able to offer multiple awards of up to $175. Applications are open for the E-Learning Professional Development Scholarship and we are currently soliciting applications until November 27. Applications will be reviewed within two weeks of the application deadline.

How can the scholarship be used?  

The ACRL-Oregon Professional Development Scholarship may be used toward remote conferences, remote workshops, e-learning courses, e-learning seminars, or other learning opportunities appropriate to the applicant. The funding priority is registration costs incurred by the applicant. 

The following list contains examples of how past recipients have used their awards:

Professional Development Scholarships will not be awarded for ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference attendance as this annual event has its own scholarships.

Who is eligible?

  • All ACRL-Oregon members in good standing.
  • In awarding scholarships, preference will be given to:
    • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds and/or historically marginalized groups;
    • Applicants employed at institutions or in positions serving under-represented groups;
    • Applicants who have not previously been awarded an ACRL-OR scholarship;
    • Applicants employed at community or technical colleges or applicants employed at smaller or rural institutions with limited funding.

Who is not eligible?

  • Non ACRL-Oregon members.
  • Individuals who have already been awarded an ACRL-OR scholarship in the current fiscal year.

How will applications be evaluated?

Please visit our FAQ page, which contains our evaluation rubrics and answers to frequently asked questions.

How do I apply?

Apply for the scholarship using this online form.

Deadline:  Friday, November 27, 2020

For more information, contact the ACRL-OR Board President:
Rachel Bridgewater (ACRL-OR President) at acrlor@olaweb.org.

Award for Excellence Winners

Announcing the 2020 ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence Winners

The ACRL-Oregon Board is proud to award this year’s ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence to two excellent projects: Writing (Pacific Northwest) African American History into Wikipedia and the OLA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion/Anti-Racism Task Force. The ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence is given to recognize a project that demonstrates excellence in the field by significantly improving Oregon academic libraries or librarianship. The Award for Excellence Committee uses a rubric to judge the projects, and both winning projects received exactly the same excellent score.

We are thrilled to recognize two projects that represent efforts to center BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) history in our region and the needs of BIPOC workers in our profession:

The Writing (Pacific Northwest) African American History into Wikipedia team recognized an information gap within Wikipedia related to African American history, especially for the Pacific Northwest. Librarians at Oregon State University organized Wikipedia Editathons to make this history more visible. As a result, they have not only increased access to information about Pacific Northwest African American history, but they have also trained new editors who can continue this work. They have held two Editathons and have had participation from students enrolled in OSU courses as well as community members. Overall the Editathons demonstrate a commitment to social justice by addressing Wikipedia’s well-documented racial bias and offer a valuable model for librarians and archivists to enact change. OSU Librarian Laurie Bridges led this effort along with a team that included OSU librarians Diana Park and Tiah Edmunson-Morton. This project was also written about in an OLA Quarterly article as part of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion issue in Fall 2019.

The OLA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion/Anti-Racism Task Force was charged by the Oregon Library Association Board in Fall 2019 with developing an EDI plan for the organization. The Task Force, which focused on anti-racism as its primary focus, presented its recommendations in Spring 2020 which were adopted by the OLA Board and have influenced the planning of the Oregon Association of School Librarians as well as ACRL-Oregon. According to Task Force Co-Chair, Marci Ramiro-Jenkins of the McMinnville Public Library, “this project will help with the implementation of anti-racist best practices, will promote education and guidance for librarians and library staff in regards to EDI and anti-racism best practices, will advocate for support for librarians of color when it comes to emotional labor, microaggressions and racial battle fatigue, and will improve the retention of  library staff and patrons from underrepresented groups.” Ramiro-Jenkins shares this award with co-Chair Martín Blasco of Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Meredith Farkas of Portland Community College Library (who serves on the award committee and recused herself from the voting), Ayn Frazee of Portland Public Schools, Danielle Jones of Multnomah County Library, Max Macias of Portland Community College, Lisa Taylor of Happy Valley Library, and Alisa Williams of Multnomah County Library.

Both project leads will receive a plaque commemorating the award and will be recognized at the OLA Annual Conference’s awards ceremony.

ACRL-OR Award for Excellence Committee 
Arlene Weible
Candise Branum
Katherine Donaldson
Meredith Farkas 

E-Learning Scholarship Winners Announced

The ACRL-OR  is pleased to announce the winners of the latest round of E-Learning Professional Development Scholarships. The Scholarship was created in response to conference cancellations due to Covid-19 and designed to support remote learning opportunities for librarians. Thanks to a matching-fund grant from the State Library of Oregon, ACRL-OR awarded 2 scholarships of up to $175 each.

Garrett Trott from Corbin University will be enrolling in the Library Juice Academy course “Inclusive Instructional Design.” This course will allow Garrett to build on his existing knowledge of course design and continue to further the goals of his institution around diversity and inclusion.  

Chris Mansayon from Western Oregon University will be enrolling in the Library Juice Academy course “Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses.” This course will give Chris additional techniques for supporting students in the remote environment and “selling” the partnership of embedded librarianship to his teaching faculty.  

Congratulations to our winners! We look forward to learning more about your experiences.

E-Learning Professional Development Scholarship Announcement July 2020

ACRL-Oregon is delighted to announce a unique round of Professional Development Scholarship awards aimed to support E-Learning opportunities.   Thanks to a matching-fund grant from the State Library of Oregon, ACRL-Oregon is able to offer multiple awards of up to $175.  The E-Learning Professional Development Scholarship applications are open and we are currently soliciting applications for the July 31st  deadline. Applications will be reviewed within two weeks after the application deadline.

How can the scholarship be used?  

The ACRL-Oregon Professional Development Scholarship may be used toward remote conferences, remote workshops, E-Learning courses, E-Learning seminars, or other learning opportunities appropriate to the applicant. The funding priority is registration costs incurred by the applicant. 

For examples of how past recipients have used their awards, see these posts on the ACRL-Oregon blog:

  • Serenity Ibsen, Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) annual conference as a director representing the Association of Independent Colleges of Art
  • Kim Olson-Charles, Personal Librarian and First-Year Experience conference
  • Maureen Flanagan Battistella, American Association for State and Local History conference, presentation on digital collections of local history
  • Kate Rubick, ACRL national conference, panel presentation on library-faculty teaching collaboration using BEAM
  • Darci Adolf, e-course on copyright


Professional Development Scholarships will not be awarded for ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference attendance as this annual event has its own scholarships.

Who is eligible?

  • All ACRL-Oregon members in good standing.
  • In awarding scholarships, preference will be given to:
    • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds and/or historically marginalized groups
    • Applicants employed at institutions or in positions serving under-represented groups
    • Applicants who have not previously been awarded an ACRL-OR scholarship
    • Applicants employed at community or technical colleges or applicants employed at smaller or rural institutions with limited funding

Who is not eligible?

  • Non ACRL-Oregon members.
  • Individuals who have already been awarded an ACRL-OR scholarship in the current fiscal year

How will applications be evaluated?

Please visit our FAQ page, which contains our evaluation rubrics and answers to frequently asked questions.

How do I apply?

Apply for the scholarship using this online form.

Deadline:  Friday, July 31 2020

For more information, contact the ACRL-OR Board President:

Candise Branum
ACRL-OR President, 2019-2020
acrlor@olaweb.org

ACRL Oregon Professional Development Remote Scholarship Winners

The ACRL-OR  is pleased to announce the winners of the E-Learning Professional Development Scholarship.  The E-Learning Scholarship was created in response to conference cancellations due to Covid-19 and is designed to support remote learning opportunities for librarians.  Thanks to a matching-fund grant from the State Library of Oregon, ACRL-OR awarded 8 scholarships of up to $175 each to the following individuals

Congratulations to each of the winners. We look forward to learning more about your experiences.  

 

COVID-19 Mini-Grant Opportunity

The State Library Board has redirected approximately $100,000 of Oregon’s FFY2019 LSTA allotment from other LSTA projects and programs to be used for COVID-19 response mini-grants. Any legally established public, academic, school, or tribal library in Oregon, as well as special libraries with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in Oregon may apply, and each library may choose which amount best suits their needs from the following: $500, $1,500 or $3,000 – your choice!

Applications will open on Monday, May 4, 2020, first to the following group of eligible entities:

  • Federally recognized tribes, K-12 schools, and special libraries
  • Legally established public libraries with permanent staffing levels up to 5 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (as reported in the 2018-19 Oregon Public Library Statistical Report)
  • Academic libraries at institutions with student FTE enrollment of 1,000 or fewer (based on Fall 2018 enrollment data from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission)

Applications will open for all other libraries on May 13, pending the level of interest we receive from the initial group, and will remain open until all funds have been awarded. The State Library of Oregon has set a goal that at least 40% of total funds awarded will go towards efforts supporting children, K-12 students, and youth services. Grants will otherwise be awarded on a rolling basis, limited to one grant per library/library system, school, or tribe.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit our COVID-19 Response Grants page and find links to contact us with your questions.

E-Learning Professional Development Scholarship

ACRL-Oregon is delighted to announce a unique round of Professional Development Scholarship awards aimed to support E-Learning opportunities.   Thanks to a matching-fund grant from the State Library of Oregon, ACRL-Oregon is able to offer multiple awards of up to $175. The E-Learning Professional Development Scholarship applications are open and we are currently soliciting applications for the April 24th deadline. Applications will be reviewed within two weeks after the application deadline.

How can the scholarship be used?  

The ACRL-Oregon Professional Development Scholarship may be used toward remote conferences, remote workshops, E-Learning courses, E-Learning seminars, or other learning opportunities appropriate to the applicant. The funding priority is registration costs incurred by the applicant. 

For examples of how past recipients have used their awards, see these posts on the ACRL-Oregon blog:

  • Serenity Ibsen, Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) annual conference as a director representing the Association of Independent Colleges of Art
  • Kim Olson-Charles, Personal Librarian and First-Year Experience conference
  • Maureen Flanagan Battistella, American Association for State and Local History conference, presentation on digital collections of local history
  • Kate Rubick, ACRL national conference, panel presentation on library-faculty teaching collaboration using BEAM
  • Darci Adolf, e-course on copyright

Professional Development Scholarships will not be awarded for ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference attendance as this annual event has its own scholarships.

Who is eligible?

  • All ACRL-Oregon members in good standing.
  • In awarding scholarships, preference will be given to:
    • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds and/or historically marginalized groups
    • Applicants employed at institutions or in positions serving under-represented groups
    • Applicants who have not previously been awarded an ACRL-OR scholarship
    • Applicants employed at community or technical colleges or applicants employed at smaller or rural institutions with limited funding

Who is not eligible?

  • Non ACRL-Oregon members.
  • Individuals who have already been awarded an ACRL-OR scholarship in the current fiscal year

How will applications be evaluated?

Please visit our FAQ page, which contains our evaluation rubrics and answers to frequently asked questions.

How do I apply?

Apply for the scholarship using this online form.

Deadline:  Friday, April 24 2020

For more information, contact the ACRL-OR Board President:

Candise Branum
ACRL-OR President, 2019-2020
acrlor@olaweb.org

Professional Development Scholarship: Apply Now for Spring

ACRL-Oregon is delighted to announce a new round of Professional Development Scholarship awards.   Thanks to a matching-fund grant from the State Library of Oregon, ACRL-Oregon is able to offer up to $675  for each award for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Applications are accepted at three points throughout the year (see below for specific deadlines); we are currently soliciting applications for the March 27th deadline. Applications will be reviewed within two weeks after the application deadline.

How can the scholarship be used?

The ACRL-Oregon Professional Development Scholarship may be used toward conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities (including e-learning opportunities) appropriate to the applicant. The funding priority is registration and transportation costs incurred by the applicant. 

For examples of how past recipients have used their awards, see these posts on the ACRL-Oregon blog:

  • Serenity Ibsen, Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) annual conference as a director representing the Association of Independent Colleges of Art
  • Kim Olson-Charles, Personal Librarian and First-Year Experience conference
  • Maureen Flanagan Battistella, American Association for State and Local History conference, presentation on digital collections of local history
  • Kate Rubick, ACRL national conference, panel presentation on library-faculty teaching collaboration using BEAM
  • Darci Adolf, e-course on copyright


Professional Development Scholarships will not be awarded for ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference attendance as this annual event has its own scholarships.

Who is eligible?

  • All ACRL-Oregon members in good standing.
  • In awarding scholarships, preference will be given to:
    • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds and/or historically marginalized groups
    • Applicants employed at institutions or in positions serving under-represented groups
    • Applicants who have not previously been awarded an ACRL-OR scholarship
    • Applicants employed at community or technical colleges or applicants employed at smaller or rural institutions with limited funding

Who is not eligible?

  • Non ACRL-Oregon members.
  • Individuals who have already been awarded an ACRL-OR scholarship in the current fiscal year

How will applications be evaluated?

Please visit our FAQ page, which contains our evaluation rubrics and answers to frequently asked questions.

How do I apply?

Apply for the scholarship using this online form.

Deadline:

Applications will be accepted at three points throughout the 2019-2020 year:

  • November 29, 2019
  • March 27, 2020
  • July 31, 2020

For more information, contact the ACRL-OR Board President:

Candice Branum
ACRL-OR President, 2019-2020
acrlor@olaweb.org

Congratulations to Professional Development Scholarship Winners!

ACRL-OR is delighted to announce the awarding of a professional development scholarship to Steve Silver, the Library Director at Northwest Christian University.  Mr. Silver will be attending the 2020 OLA Annual Conference in Bend, Oregon.  He will be representing private colleges at a session sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee on diversity and inclusion and sharing his experiences working at a private, Christian liberal arts college.

Photo of Steve Silver

Steve Silver, Director, Kellenberger Library at Northwest Christian University

Congratulations to Steve Silver on receiving this scholarship.  We wish Mr. Silver safe travels to Bend and look forward to hearing about his experiences following the conference in May.

Congratulations to the Winners of the ACRL-Oregon School/Academic Librarian Collaboration Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the recipients of funding for the current cycle of the ACRL-Oregon School/Academic Librarian Collaboration Scholarship, which was created to foster collaboration between academic librarians and school librarians: Maureen Battistella of Southern Oregon University, and Carol Bailey of Eagle Point High School. Carol is a School Media Specialist and Maureen is an MLS librarian who has a faculty appointment in Southern Oregon University’s Sociology and Anthropology program.

 

They have three project goals:

  • to document new local history resources, including pioneer diaries, oral histories, historic photos and video, and to develop an Eagle Point Historic Resources Guide / finding aid for these resources;
  • to supplement instruction in Eagle Point High School teaching and learning;
  • to move an already-existing oral history workshop into an online course delivery environment, where it will be open to local museums, historical societies, public libraries, and schools at no cost.

Funding provided by this award will support Maureen and Carol’s work on this project, and will enable them to purchase microphones and tripods to support video and audio capabilities on already-existing iPads. They are planning to purchase the equipment in preparation for Eagle Point’s 2020 spring term; during the spring term, they will develop the Historic Resources Guide and the online workshop. They plan to be mostly completed with the project by the end of June 2020, with some online course testing and revision continuing through the summer. 

Our congratulations to Maureen Battistella and Carol Bailey. We wish you a successful collaboration and look forward to seeing your reports on the outcomes of this work!