Are you a performer? Are you looking to connect with libraries, schools or other community groups to book your performances? This Fall, the Oregon Library Association’s Children’s Services Division and Salem Public Library are hosting a special event for you to easily share your talents!
What: 2018 Showcase of Performers
When: Saturday, September 29 2018 from 9 a.m. (doors open at 8:30) to 4:30 or 5 p.m.
(end time depends on # of performers)
Where: Salem Public Library’s Loucks Auditorium
This Showcase allows audience members (librarians, teachers, and others from all over Oregon and Southwest Washington) to see a five-minute preview from between 70 and 90 magicians, musicians, storytellers, animal acts, creative dramatics, jugglers and others who specialize in entertaining and educating children and families – you!
Be part of this amazing event that only takes place the last Saturday in September during even-numbered years.
To apply, please follow the links below to complete two online surveys:
1. 2018 Showcase of Performers Invitation survey:
Your responses will be used to prepare the Showcase of Performers schedule and Index of Performers that attendees receive. In September, you will be sent you your 5 minute time slot and provide additional information about the day. (Many of you already know just how awesome this is!)
2. 2018 Oregon Performer Directory survey:
This survey is just a little longer, but still very quick and easy to complete. From information you provide, a downloadable 2018 Oregon Performer Directory will be created. It will be available on the Oregon Library Association Children's Services Division website beginning in October, 2018.
Questions? Contact Karen Fischer, the Showcase Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Finding high quality children’s performances to bring to libraries, schools or groups has just become easier! Save the date for the 2018 Performers Showcase, hosted by the Oregon Library Association’s Children’s Services Division and the Salem Public Library.
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm or 5pm (doors open at 8:30am)
Location: Salem Public Library’s Loucks Auditorium, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR
This Showcase allows audience members to see a five-minute preview from between 70 and 90 magicians, musicians, storytellers, animal acts, creative dramatics, jugglers, comedians and others who specialize in entertaining and educating children and families.
Audience Registration will open in July 2018.
Refer Performers Now!
Please refer performers in Oregon or Southwest Washington (or your questions) to Karen Fischer, Showcase Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This spring CSD is combining continued education and celebration into one fun and full day, with the CSD Board meeting in the morning, the Lampman Luncheon midday, and the CSD Spring Workshop happening in the afternoon. We look forward to seeing you for one, two or all three parts of the day!
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Location: Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St, Lebanon, OR 97355
For Lampman Luncheon attendees, food will be provided by Schmizza Public House and will feature hot dishes, salads with protein, breadsticks, and beverages. Dessert will also be included.
The afternoon workshop includes:
In addition, you can stock up your bookshelves and support CSD at the same time by browsing our in-person book sale, featuring 2017 books for kids, teens, and adults! These books are available at a fraction of the cover price and will be on sale during the Spring Workshop only!
If you'd like to make a full day of it, please join us from 10:30-11:30am, for the CSD Board meeting and share your ideas or hear what we've got in store for this year.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Compliments? Please contact the CSD Chair, Natasha Forrester Campbell, at email@example.com for more info.
Do you know someone who has done an outstanding job serving the children of Oregon? Have you worked with an amazing Oregon librarian, author, or educator who has made an impact on the children of Oregon or children's literature? Nominate that person for the Evelyn Sibley Lampman award!
The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award is presented annually by the Children's Services Division of the Oregon Library Association at the OLA Annual Conference. The award is given in memory of Evelyn Sibley Lampman (1907-1980), noted Oregon teacher, journalist, and author of children’s books.
Nomination eligibility requirements are as follows:
· The person shall reside principally in Oregon
· The award shall be given for personal accomplishments to recognize the individual's contribution and shall not be conferred upon an individual representing the accomplishments of many
· Only living persons may be considered for the award
Please include the following in the award submissions:
· Nominee's name
· Nominee's title, address, phone, and email address
· Description of the nominee's significant and lasting contributions over the years that have benefited the children of Oregon
· Letters of support are welcome and helpful
Nominations for the award shall be accepted from Children's Division members, OLA members and members of the Lampman Award Committee. Current Lampman Committee members are not eligible to be nominated.
Please send all nomination materials to Carrie Kasperick at firstname.lastname@example.org or to attention: Carrie Kasperick, Monmouth Public Library, PO Box 10, Monmouth, OR 97361. Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 15, 2018.
CSD is staring 2018 off with a professional development bang!
Join us at the Mock Coretta Scott King Book Awards Workshop for an opportunity to:
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 12pm-4:30pm
Where: Multnomah County Central Library – US Bank Room, 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR
*Registration deadline: January 24, 2018
Our featured speaker is Dr. Jonda McNair, Professor of Literacy Education at Clemson University and Past Chair of the CSK Book Awards Committee. Via Skype, Dr. McNair will talk about her experiences as a Coretta Scott King Jury Member and Chair and as a member of EMIERT (Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table).
Attendees will learn about the history and criteria of the CSK Awards and have time to explore the 8 illustrator books. The afternoon will be filled with small and large group discussions and voting for Oregon's Mock Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.
Registration is $5 for CSD members* and $10 for non-members, and all attendees who register before January 20th will have the chance to win a selection of past Coretta Scott King books. Scholarships to cover registration costs or travel costs like hotel for CSD members traveling over 100 miles away for the event might be available. You can find out more information and apply for CSD scholarships here.
Bring your lunch or enjoy lunch out at one of many restaurants within walking distance including these recommended by local library staff. Afternoon snacks provided.
NOTE: Due to potential registrant feedback, we will only focus on 8 books eligible for the Illustrator Award. All titles will be available for perusal prior to the event.
OLA Mock Coretta Scott King 2018 Book List - please read as many as you can prior to attending the workshop:
You can find the OLA Mock Coretta Scott King Book List and Coretta Scott King Resources on Bibliocommons.
Get in the groove this fall with OLA-Children's Services Division Fall Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Sherwood Library! The CSD Board meeting will be in the morning from 10:30 to noon, followed by a workshop from music and movement expert Iris Nason. You can find more information and register online through Oct. 15.
And if you are looking to double your fun that weekend, don't forget the OYAN meeting on Friday, October 20 at Tualatin Public Library from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., featuring a QPR suicide prevention training with presenter Cindy Womac. Email email@example.com to RSVP.
Please join us in congratulating our new CSD CSLP (Collaborative Summer Learning Program) Representative, Anna Bruce of Happy Valley!
We are so excited to have her represent Oregon children's library staff at the national level and help bring summer reading ideas and MANUALS to Oregon libraries!
It’s time to vote for your next CSLP Representative! This person will represent Oregon children’s librarians and staff at the national Collaborative Summer Learning Program conference and help shape future summer reading themes and resources! They also manage distribution of summer reading manuals for all Oregon libraries. Please vote for one of these fantastic candidates by Sunday, July 30! Must be a member of CSD to vote!
CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!
Stayed tuned for part two of our elections, where we will vote for the Incoming Chair for the Children’s Services Division! Happy summer reading!
Librarians use music to bolster early literacy skills, but as a librarian I had not really thought about the music knowledge that is imparted to children during storytime. The OLA pre-conference workshop, Basics of Singing for Storytime, helped me realize more concretely that when we introduce music to young children, we also are building their learning about musical components.
How we introduce music in our storytimes will affect what the children learn about music. I learned a few tips on how to introduce musical concepts to children, such as rhyme, beats, and learning to properly use one’s voice.
As a result of attending this pre-conference, I recently incorporated teaching proper breathing techniques while singing and doing yoga during a preschool storytime. I had attended an Imagination Yoga workshop last fall that uses yoga movements to tell stories. I combined the two workshops to write a ‘musical yoga story’ that taught the kids to breathe deeply and stand tall when singing while doing yoga through a spiel about singing animals.
By incorporating various aspects of music and demonstrating proper vocal techniques, librarians can introduce music to young children during storytimes in an easy and fun manner.
Storyteller, author, and youth librarian Heather McNeil received the 2017 Lampman Award at an awards ceremony breakfast at the OLA Annual Conference in Salem, Ore. Read more ...
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