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*Deadline Next Week, 3/31* Win Up to $250 with the ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship!

The submission deadline is fast approaching for the next round of the 2016-2017 ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship! Submit your application by Friday, March 31st, 2017! You might win up to $250.

The ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarships may be used toward conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities (check out previous scholarship winners). All ACRL-Oregon members may apply. Please visit our scholarship page as well as our FAQ, which contains more information on the evaluation process. To apply, use the online form. Not an ACRL-OR member? Consider joining to take advantage of this opportunity: https://acrloregon.org/join/ten-reasons-to-become-a-member/

Questions? Contact the ACRL-OR Board President:
Stephanie Debner
ACRL-OR President, 2016-2017
stephanie.debner@mhcc.edu
Mt. Hood Community College

Win Up to $250 with the ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship!

Round Two of the 2016-2017 ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship is open! Submit your application by Friday, March 31st, 2017!

The ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarships may be used toward conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities (check out previous scholarship winners). All ACRL-Oregon members may apply. Please visit our scholarship page as well as our FAQ, which contains more information on the evaluation process. To apply, use the online form.

Questions? Contact the ACRL-OR Board President:
Stephanie Debner
ACRL-OR President, 2016-2017
stephanie.debner@mhcc.edu
Mt. Hood Community College

Kate Rubick Awarded ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship

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Kate Rubick, Lewis & Clark College

The first 2016-2017 ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship has been awarded to Kate Rubick of Lewis & Clark College. This scholarship is designed to allow ACRL-OR members the chance to apply for awards of up to $250 to attend conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities three times throughout the year. You can find out more about the multiple scholarship opportunities ACRL-OR provides here on the ACRL-OR Scholarships page.

Rubick will use her award to attend the March 2017 ACRL National Conference in Baltimore, MD both to learn from other librarians using Joseph Bizup’s BEAM framework to teach research-based writing and to deliver a panel presentation on her own librarian-faculty teaching collaboration based on BEAM.

Rubick is looking to build community among librarians and faculty teaching with BEAM and to make the BEAM framework more widely known. To that end, Rubick notes in her scholarship application that she may turn her national talk and lessons learned into a short talk for the regional conference held by ACRL-OR and ACRL-WA. Be on the lookout for that future session! Rubick will also be scouting new ideas on instruction to share with the Instruction Team she chairs at Lewis & Clark’s Watzek Library.

Are you looking for support to attend a professional development event of your own? Applications for the ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship are reviewed three times a year. The next deadline is March 31, 2017.

~ Uta Hussong-Christian, ACRL-OR Past President
Oregon State University Libraries & Press

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

 

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Delia Wallis, Hermiston High School and Jacquelyn Ray, Blue Mountain Community College

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our first ever award of the ACRL Oregon School/ Academic Librarian Collaboration Scholarship: Delia Wallis of Hermiston High School and Jacquelyn Ray of Blue Mountain Community College. This scholarship was created to foster collaboration between academic librarians and school librarians.

 

Wallis and Ray intend to use their award for a project that will identify key gaps in the writing skills of students leaving high school and entering college. Wallis and Ray will align the curriculum standards of their institutions and survey their faculty on issues they see that may be addressed by information literacy efforts. The culmination of this work will be channeled into an all-day workshop for educators.

In addition, they will be collaborating with academic and school librarians in the Salem-Keizer area who just completed a similar program and are eager to share their experiences.

Our congratulations to Delia Wallis and Jacquelyn Ray. We look forward your successful collaboration.

Round One: Professional Development Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The deadline to apply for the first round of the Professional Development Scholarships is Wednesday, November 30, 2016!  Up to three $250 scholarships may be awarded this year.

The ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarships may be used toward conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities. All ACRL-Oregon members may apply. Please visit our scholarship page as well as our FAQ, which contains more information on the evaluation process. To apply, use the online form.

Questions? Contact the ACRL-OR Board President:
Stephanie Debner
ACRL-OR President, 2016-2017
stephanie.debner@mhcc.edu
Mt. Hood Community College

Round One: Professional Development Scholarships

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Boo” by Rob Pongsajapan is licensed under CC BY 2.o

Boo!  Don’t be scared, but the deadline to apply for the first round of the Professional Development Scholarships is Wednesday, November 30, 2016! Up to three $250 scholarships may be awarded this year.

The ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarships may be used toward conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities. All ACRL-Oregon members may apply. Please visit our scholarship page as well as our FAQ, which contains more information on the evaluation process. To apply, use the online form.

Questions? Contact the ACRL-OR Board President:
Stephanie Debner
ACRL-OR President, 2016-2017
stephanie.debner@mhcc.edu
Mt. Hood Community College

Congratulations to the Winners of the ACRL-Oregon Fall Conference Scholarships

 

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After the “par-tay” by Mark Bonica is licensed under CC BY 2.0

ACRL Oregon is delighted to announce the winners of scholarships to attend the ACRL Oregon and Washington Joint Fall Conference at Menucha next month. Through the generosity of our two keynote speakers, Lauren Pressley and Hannah Gascho Rempel (who donated their speaker fees to the scholarship fund), we were able to cover registration for eight attendees. They are:

  • Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy (first-time attendee and ACRL OR member)
  • Tatiana Bryant (first-time attendee and ACRL OR member)
  • Mary C. Derr (first-time attendee, ACRL OR member, and library school student)
  • Linden How (first-time attendee, library school student, and PNCA support staff)
  • Kerry Leek (first-time attendee and part-time librarian at Clackamas Community College)
  • Kim Olson-Charles (first-time attendee and ACRL OR member)
  • Gabriela Martinez Mercier (first-time attendee, ACRL OR member, and Columbia Gorge Community College support staff)
  • Sheila Shapiro (first-time attendee, ACRL OR member, and library school student)

We are especially excited that three of the winners (Tatiana Bryant, Kerry Leek, and Gabriela Martinez Mercier) will present posters at the conference.  And we also are pleased that another winner, Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, has just recently joined the ACRL-Oregon Board.  Congratulations to all and looking forward to a great conference!

Deadline Approaching for the Academic/K12 Collaboration Scholarship

 

Calling all academic and school librarians — ACRL Oregon sponsors a scholarship to support collaborative work and projects between academic and K12 librarians. But you must act fast!  No one applied for our first deadline in June, so that means that we still have $1,000 to award this year! All Oregon academic and school librarians are eligible to apply. So find a partner (or partners), identify a project or professional development opportunity, and apply — the deadline is October 1!  

Follow the scholarship application link to access the application.

Check out our the ACRL-OR Scholarships page for more information.

Amy Hofer Wins the 2016 ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence

The ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence is a project-based award given annually to an individual or group whose project or initiative has significantly improved Oregon academic libraries or librarianship.

We are proud to announce this year’s award winner, Amy Hofer, Coordinator for Statewide Open Education Library Services, for leading the Open Oregon Educational Resources project which has statewide impact on supporting open education resources (OER).

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Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services

Ms. Hofer created the Open Oregon Educational Resources website, openoregon.org, which “promotes textbook affordability for community college students and facilitates widespread adoption of open, low-cost, high-quality materials.” She has traveled extensively throughout the state of Oregon, hosting OER trainings at almost every community college to support open education efforts on these campuses. Open Oregon Educational Resources tracks adoption of OER at community colleges and progress toward a statewide Z-Degree, in addition to managing grants for instructors to adopt, adapt, and create open content for their courses.

Ms. Hofer has worked closely with library leaders on textbook affordability issues and provided specialized reference services highlighting open, free, and low-cost course materials. She supports librarians in using library holdings as course materials where OER are not yet available. Open Oregon Educational Resources shares open content through Pressbooks publishing and OER Commons. Through her significant efforts, Ms. Hofer has heightened Oregon’s profile in the national OER landscape.

The Coordinator for Statewide Open Education Library Services position was created by the Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association (OCCDLA) and is funded by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Community College & Workforce Development Office. Ms. Hofer thanks her reporting supervisor, Steve Smith, Director, eLearning and Media, at Linn-Benton Community College, and OCCDLA for supporting the work of Open Oregon Educational Resources.x

Congratulations Amy Hofer, recipient of the 2016 ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence!

Please visit the Award for Excellence page for more info about the award, as well as for a list of past winners and projects.

 

*Deadline today, 9/16: ACRL-OR Conference Scholarship Applications*

ACRL-Oregon will award at least two scholarships to this year’s Fall Conference! Scholarships will cover registration (including food and housing) for the 2016 ACRL OR-WA Joint Conference, “Enhancing Creativity and Turning Inspiration Into Reality,” which will be held October 27-28, 2016, at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon.

These scholarships are designed for those who live and/or work in Oregon (ACRL-WA has their own conference scholarships, info here at http://acrlwa.org/2016-ACRL-OR-WA-Joint-Conference-Scholarships). Those who also meet at least one of the criteria below are eligible to apply. Each criteria that is met will be awarded points in the evaluation process.

  • First-time attendee of the joint conference.
  • ACRL-OR member.
  • MLIS student in an ALA-accredited program who lives in Oregon.
  • Paraprofessional employee in an Oregon academic library.
  • Part-time or temporary employee in an Oregon academic library.

Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and apply (the deadline is Friday, September 16)! For more details see ACRL-OR Scholarships.

For more information on the ACRL OR-WA Joint Conference (affectionately known as “library camp”), please see the conference website.

Questions? Please contact:

Uta Hussong-Christian, ACRL-OR Board Past-President and Conference Chair
Uta.Hussong-Christian@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University