Saturday, September 25, 2021
Dear CSD Members,
The CSD Board has prepared some amendments to our bylaws. If you have any questions or would like to make comments, please email: email@example.com. Looking for our full bylaws? Click here. We will send out the voting ballots in the near future.
2. Change the Performer's Showcase Chair to an appointed, voting Board position in article 11.051.
Reason for this change: The Performer's Showcase Chair is responsible for one of CSD's long-standing core activities that provides an important service to the library community.
3. Change title of Web Editor to Communications Chair throughout.
Reason for this change: Communications Chair more accurately reflects the responsibilities of this position.
4. Remove article 11.0524 requiring 1/3 of ballots be returned for valid elections, to a simple majority of returned votes.
Reason for this change: This change makes CSD election policy consistent with other OLA Divisions which allow simple majority for elections.
5. Specify nominations for Lampman Award are to be made by Oregon residents in article 11.103.
Reason for this change: During the most recent nominations we received several nominations from outside of the OLA organization, Since the Lampman award honors "a living Oregon author, librarian, or educator who has made a significant contribution to Oregon in the fields of children’s literature and library services," it makes sense to open nominations to Oregon residents.
Thank you to Jane Corry, Holly Campbell-Polivka and the entire Lampman Award Committee for their work!
We are looking for committee members for the 2022 Lampman Award. If you would like to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
So at first glance, this hasn’t been a particularly successful grant project. And I think it’s important to acknowledge that not all grant projects are successful and that we shouldn’t let that stop us from taking a chance on trying something new with grant funds. While the program may not have gone exactly as I’d planned, the community still benefitted and I still learned a lot about engaging with my community.
Part of this grant process is to take the "Libraries Transforming Communities: Facilitation Skills for Small and Rural Libraries.Facilitation Skills E-Course" and I was lucky enough to take this course as part of a cohort with virtual get-togethers after each segment of the course. (The course is also available asynchronously and free of charge. I recommend it!) Taking this course greatly increased both my ability to host a facilitated conversation and my confidence and excitement about doing so. As a result of taking this course, I now feel ready to plan a community conversation about food. This new conversation ties in with adult and teen programming we’ve been doing over the last couple of years, and will also engage several community partners we’ve been building relationships with. Participating in the grant process was vital to being able to take this next step, so I’m so glad that I did!
We wanted to make sure to send along some tips and takeaways from our debrief sessions:
April 30: Programming
-Watch & Reads
May 7th: EDI
-Watch & Reads
Want to find these resources at a later date? Head over to our spring workshop page.
The Spring Workshop Fundraiser: Virtual Auction
Thank you to everyone who participated in the CSD fundraiser this spring. Whether you bid, bought, or donated, your support is greatly appreciated. The fundraiser brought in over $700.
What's next for CSD?
If you were a member back in 2019, you might recall our first Summer Reading Summit in the fall! We are planning on having a similar learning opportunity called the Youth Services Summit. We are unsure if this will be in person or virtual, but will very likely have a virtual component. Stay tuned for more info, and thank you for your support of CSD!
Join us for the Oregon Library Association, Children's Services Division (CSD) virtual spring 2021 board meeting. Here is the link to the Zoom meeting. We start at 1:00 pm PST and would love to have you join in the conversation.
Hope to see you there!
The CSD board
Welcome to your virtual OLA, Children's Services Division at the OLA Conference. Click on the crayon links to find out more about CSD. Click on certain leaves on the tree for a mix of fun stuff and great information.
Are you interested in impacting children’s library services and programming? Are you passionate about serving children? Do you know someone who is? Please consider nominating yourself or someone else for the OLA, Children’s Services Division Board. Work with your peers to make children's libraries a better place. You learn new things along the way. Email us to let us know your interest.
Summer Reading Chair: Works closely with OYAN Summer Reading Chair and State Library Youth Services Consultant to provide communication, workshops, and support for Oregon libraries’ summer reading programs. This includes sharing iREAD information, workshops, timelines, and updates. Coordinate Summer Reading fall workshop their second year in office. This is a two year commitment. Click here for a detailed job description. The position will start September 2021.
Communications/Social Media Committee Members: Committee members help create content for the blog and promote CSD events. This position would start immediately.
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