OLA Conference 2011

Managing Vendor Relationships Pre-conference

Stable Libraries, Stable Jobs

As presented at SSD in July, the state librarian & several directors/managers from around our state engaged in an exciting discussion of approaches to public and academic library funding. How stable is funding? What are the implications for library employees?

Jim Scheppke, Oregon State Library; Connie Anderson-Cohoon, Southern Oregon University; Doris Grolbert, Clackamas County Library

OCLC Update Breakfast presentation

All conference participants are invited to learn about the exciting new initiatives designed to make your participation in the world’s largest library cooperative even more effective. Members across the U.S. now have access to an expanded range of member services and training opportunities, and are achieving more and more web-scale efficiencies through their OCLC membership. Join us to learn more about these and other OCLC activities!

Cooperative Cataloging in the 21st Century

Cooperative cataloging is vital to the library operations of today. Cooperative cataloging reduces costs, improves efficiency, and makes it easier for information seekers to find what they need. This session will include a discussion of the impact of RDA on cooperative cataloging practices (Lori Robare, University of Oregon), the impact of recent cataloging policy changes (Bonnie Parks, University of Portland), and an overview of OCLC efforts to encourage and support cooperative cataloging (Daphne Kouretas, OCLC). Also included will be a discussion of future trends and directions for cooperative cataloging, OCLC’s RDA policy, and how we can further increase cooperation and efficiencies for all libraries.

 How De-wey & Why Should We?

Re-visits the basic concepts of Dewey, BISAC, and what libraries around the US are doing.

We All Care: Library Linx

Library Linx is a partnership between three school districts and the public library district of Deschutes County.  It allows for students and teachers at member schools to place holds on public library materials and have them delivered directly to the schools via courier.  The student or teacher then checks out the items at the school library, returns them to the school library, and they are then delivered by courier back to the public library.  The attached documents include the application a school fills out to become a member of Library Linx; the required responsibilities of the school and library; the measurements that are considered, and the letter to the parent explaining Library Linx and encouraging him/her to obtain a Library Linx library card for his/her student, as well as an article that was in OLA Quarterly, co-written by Heather McNeil, Deschutes Public Library, and Linda Bilyeu, Bend La Pine Schools.

Little English Learners (LEL) Powerpoint Presentation

Powerpoint presentation from the session Little English Learners: Storytimes for Non-Native English Speakers.

Preservation Week@your library

Handout for Preservation Week, 2011. Describes why preservation is important, key environmental risk factors for collections; key items to be preserved; and links to resources on preserving personal and collective heritage collections.

I Can See Clearly Now: Transparency in Oregon State Government

Oregon Deputy State CIO Sean McSpaden reviews the history of Oregon state governments transparency web site, and shows the kinds of information available from Data.oregon.gov and Oregon Explorer.  Library staff and patrons can use these resources to find information and customize it for their needs.

Oregon’s Past Becomes Present: Digitizing Historical Records

The Oregon State Library is partnering with Ancestry.com to digitize some of its rare or unique holdings that are of particular interest to genealogists.  Ancestry’s contractor has scanned the Library’s Oregon Biography card index, historic Oregon motor vehicle registration lists, and federal military lists.  Ancestry gains important genealogical resources, and the Library gains expert scanning and digitizing.

Rebranding Libraries as Reading Places

In the last decade, there was decision that libraries should be rebranded as information places in an effort to make libraries more relevant in a new age of technology. We even changed the logo! Now, Oregon’s State Librarian is advocating for a return to our roots as places of reading.

Author: Jim Scheppke, Oregon State Librarian

They Blinded Me with Science: Turning Qualitative Research into Action

Go beyond the standard patron survey and implement qualitative research methods, like focus groups, as collaborative research tools that can result in rich and nuanced patron data. But don’t stop there. Discover and practice strategies to quickly move projects from qualitative data gathering through preliminary data analysis to prioritized project recommendations. Learn to evaluate project data in terms of the funding and internal or external collaborations needed to move projects forward.

Teen Parents: A Hidden Constituency

This powerpoint was used to present the workshop “Teen Parents: The Hidden Constituency” at OLA 2011.  Created and presented by representatives of OLA’s Children’s Services Division & Oregon Young Adult Network, The Salvation Army White Shield Center, and The Oregon Public Health Division, Office of Family Health.  Presenters included: Jessica E.A. Duke, MPH, Program Coordinator, Adolescent Sexual Health; Joanne McNamara, Parent Education Coordinator, MCL; Thea Sanchez, Director of Parent Education; and Susan Smallsreed, Youth Librarian, MCL.

Buy Request: Just in Time v. Just in Case at OSU Libraries

Libraries have long encouraged patron involvement in collection development with “Suggest a Purchase” or other just-in-time purchase options. Even so, most collection development purchasing is of the just in case variety. Oregon State University Libraries utilized interlibrary loan requests to identify materials for just in time purchase on demand. The successful pilot program met researchers‟ point-of-need material requests while enhancing the value of the collection, no small feat in a world of static or shrinking collection budgets. Patron feedback provided one measure of program success, helped pave the way for permanent adoption, and led to the pursuit of program improvements.

RDA & Moving Images

These are my slides from the RDA preconference highlighting many of the RDA rules that affect moving image cataloging.

FRBR & Facets Go to the Movies: Improving Access to Moving Image Materials in Libraries

These are the slides from my talk on how the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) model could make the cataloging of films and television programs more efficient and effective while also making the process of finding DVDs in the catalog easier and more intuitive for patrons. It also includes a few screenshots of OLAC’s FRBR-inspired prototype end-user interface for finding moving images, available at http://blazing-sunset-24.heroku.com/.

Serials & E-Books in RDA

Library Preservation Round Table brochure

OLA Library Preservation Round Table’s mission is three fold:

To provide a framework for the sharing of information among librarians, library workers, and library supporters interested in preservation activies in all types of libraries, to facilitate communication between all types of libraries about the importance of the preservation of library materials and, to increase the general awareness of preservation activities in libraries.

Sustaining Oregon’s Heritage Collections: the IMLS Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Initiative

In 2006, the Heritage Health Index (HHI) identified millions of items in the nation’s cultural institutions that were in danger due to poor conditions, lack of training, and other causes. As a result of the study, the Institute for Museum & Library Services (IMLS) made funds available to states to develop plans to suport these collections. Oregon museums, libraries and other cultural institutions are collaborating to develop the Oregon preservation training planning effort. The OLA Library Preservation Round Table is one of other key organizations involved in the Oregon Preservation Assessment and Education Planning Project, administered by the Oregon Museums Association.

Oregon Connecting to Collections Needs Assessment Report: What Archival, Library, and Museum Personnel Need to Preserve Oregon’s Heritage Collections

Oregon has more than 200 museums, 300 public libraries, and dozens of archives. While individuals associated with these organizations have said their collections need attention and their staffs need training, a formal assessment of preservation needs has not been addressed until now.

An Oregon preservation needs assessment was undertaken in 2010 for the project, Oregon Connecting-to-Collections (C2C).  It was commissioned as a follow-up to the national Heritage Health Index (HHI) to identify the needs of Oregon’s archives, libraries, and museums in preserving Oregon’s cultural heritage collections.  The Oregon C2C project included five regional forums, a statewide survey, analysis of findings, a Leaders’ Summet, and this final report. The Oregon C2C project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and contributions by the partner organizations.

All Textbooks in PCC Library

This is the set of slides (20) that will accompany my talk at the 2011 OLA conference. Most of them won’t make sense out of context, but the statistical data might. The attached website is a bibliography of material about various strategies for helping provide students with access to textbooks. It was created for the ACRL conference March 31, 2011, by Anne Christie and John Pollitzer, formerly of Oregon State University Library.

Grantwriting for Youth Services Librarians (and others!)

This presentation provides an overview of the process of grantseeking and proposal writing, and lists some specific resources that may be applicable to youth services librarians. The presenter, also an award-winning children’s author. is vice president of advancement at Pacific Northwest College of Art and former director of foundation relations at Oregon State University Foundation.

Library2Go Bookmarks

2011 OYAN Book Rave: Best Books for Teens

The annual OYAN Book Rave highlights the 20 best books for teens.  The powerpoint includes the booktalks presented at the OLA conference, including the fabulous Zombies vs. Unicorns debate!  Compiled by the membership of OYAN (Oregon Young Adult Network) a division of the Oregon Library Association.

Prospering Nonprofits – How libraries can assist the charitable sector

For over ten years, the North Bend Public Library has been targeting services to current and budding nonprofit organizations. These services have included a grants research workshop, other instructional classes, and a targeted collection for nonprofits. By using NBPL’s experiences, this presentation will discuss how even small public libraries can support nonprofits in their efforts to build community through classes, collection-building, partnerships, and other services.

This is the full presentation, entitled “Prospering nonprofits: How libraries can assist the charitable sector and build their communities,” presented by Gary Sharp and Buzzy Nielsen at the Oregon Library Association Conference on April 8, 2011. It includes two handouts of suggested books and websites for nonprofits and grantseekers.

Successful Spanish Language Collection Development

Slides and handouts from the OLA Presentation: “Successful Spanish Language Collection Development: Make your Spanish language collection shine when budgets and staffing are tight.” OLA Conference April 7, 2011. Annie Lewis, Karen Hill, Maria Aguilar, Kathryn Alexander, Elizabeth López.

The First PDF includes the following handouts:

  • Presentation Slides
  • Adult Authors
  • Children’s and Young Adult Authors
  • Spanish Language Acqusitions Sources
  • Spanish Language Review and Selection Resources

The Second handout is the presentation slides with the presenter notes. Please refer to these notes for detailed information that was covered during the presentation as well as additional information we did not cover due to time constraints.

Author: Annie Lewis ([email protected]), Karen Hill ([email protected]), Maria Aguilar ([email protected]), Elizabeth López ([email protected]), Kathryn Alexander ([email protected])

Summer Science Adventure @ Your Library

Handouts from “Summer Science Adventure @ Your Library,” presented at the OLA Conference on April 7, 2011 by staff from the Wilsonville Public Library.

Using Library2Go: The Most Important Things You Need to Know When Helping Patrons

Just Say Yes: Members Build OLA–OLA Builds Members Survey Summary

In preparation for the panel presentation, Just Say Yes, the panelists collected data about OLA involvement through a survey. Of the 904 surveys distributed, 200 members responded. This survey summary documents how members find out about OLA as an organization, their level of active participation, and barriers to participation.

Amelia Bloomer Project

Little English Learners (LEL) Resource List

A list of resources for books, articles and online resources for working with young English language learners.  Includes a link to information on the original program from Johnson County Library.

Get Your Storytime Groove On

Here you will find handouts for the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association’s Preconference: “Get Your Storytime Groove On”.

We all Care!: Partnering with Schools for a Win/Win

This is the presentation from the 2011 OLA Conference Session: “We all Care!: Partnering with Schools for a Win/Win”

The ORCAs: Oregon’s First Reader’s Choice Awards

This presentation is from the 2011 OLA Conference session: “The ORCAs: Oregon’s First Reader’s Choice Awards”

OASL-OLA Merger Proposal

This handout contains the proposal for a merger of the library organizations OLA and OASL which is the topic of a workshop at the OLA Conference on April 7, 2011 from 2-3 p.m.

Little English Learners Storytimes (LEL) – 9 week lesson plan

Part of the presentation Little English Learners: Storytimes for Non-native English Speakers at OLA 2011.  This handout is the lesson plan outline for the 9 week storytime session, including book and song/rhyme/fingerplay suggestions.

Ebooks: Taking the Next Step

The ebook landscape is complicated. As reported in a 2009 survey of ARL libraries, enthusiasm for ebooks is “tempered by frustrations with publisher policies, staff resistance to a changing model, and confusion over multiple interfaces and platform access.” At Washington State University, an analysis of the use and purchase history of ebooks became the basis for direction on ebook collection development and acquisition considering the multitude of new options. This program will cover guidelines on where to purchase ebooks, choice of ebook platform, selection of individual titles versus collections, simultaneous user options and perpetual access, as well as comparison of three ebook aggregators (NetLibrary, EBL and ebrary) for content, licensing rights, functionality and purchasing models.

Repackage! Repurpose! Aggregate!: Leveraging Free Content to Create Free Web Services of Your Own

Attendees will learn how the free online Web Services ResearchRaven and ScanGrants were constructed using a modest amount of outsourced Web design help and free Web 2.0 tools (e.g., Twitter, FeedBurner, various social bookmarking services) and what it takes to keep such services running vis-à-vis staff time for data entry, quality control and marketing.

Attendees will learn about how to leverage the massive amounts of free content put out by such entities as foundations, professional societies, disease advocacy groups, conference organizers, academia (and in coming years more and more data disgorgement by the federal government) in order to create free library services that can be shared with patrons, other libraries and with the broader world.

Ready to make the most of the coming data deluge as the federal and state governments prepare to release data from across the scientific and public policy spectrum? Make your library a trendsetter in the development of free online services and see them adopted by libraries worldwide. Learn from the developer of ScanGrants and ResearchRaven how you can become your own startup and take back for libraries some of the space that Silicon Valley has captured in recent years. Let’s geek together and learn how easy it is to make cool services that serve the public and advance learning, scholarship and science.

Audience members will be encouraged to describe Web services of their own that they have developed and to discuss frankly what took off and has flourished and what flopped immediately or withered away over time for lack of staff buy-in or lack of interest by patrons. Attendees will be encouraged to envision the perfect free Web service and to suggest groups (amateur genealogists, young parents, newly diagnosed diabetics) that they could target as users of their proposed service.