On April 16, 2022, library workers from the Portland metro and beyond gathered for the Children’s Services Division’s first in-person event in over two years: the Spring Workshop. Read on for a few highlights.
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Thanks to all who joined us—and braved the weather! Want to get involved in putting on events like these? Apply for one of CSD’s open positions.
Communications Chair: The primary responsibilities of the Communications Chair are to implement CSD member communications and event promotions. The CSD communications chair works closely with the CSD event facilitators to schedule communications and promotions that will maximize attendance. Click here for the full job description. This position can start immediately or September 2022.
Mock Workshop Chair: Plan and provide a mock workshop in December 2022 or January 2023 based on one of the ALA Youth Awards. Click here for a detailed job description. This position would start immediately.
Committee Member: Committee members help various Chairs execute duties. If you would like to contribute, but do not want as much responsibility, this is the position for you. This is also a way to get to know the Children's Services Division and see if you would like to contribute in a larger way at a later date.
Congratulations to Cathy Camper our 2022 Lampman Award Recipient
Questions? Contact our Lampman Chair.
April 16, 2022 In-Person
12:00 pm Lampman Luncheon
Cathy from ODE Summer Meals
Tribute to Cathy Camper
Catered Lunch by Jimmy John's
1:15 pm Spring Workshop
Speaker Megan Barella: The Importance of Play for Children
4:00 pm Close
The Children's Services Assistant provides services directly to patrons of all ages at the public service desks at all three library branches and outside the library buildings in the community. The Children's Services Assistant provides programming for children and families, and promotes children’s services and programs in the community.
The individual in this position must enjoy working with people of all ages, especially children, have excellent customer service skills, and have the ability to learn to use integrated library system software. The successful candidate preferably will be fluent in English and Spanish. The position reports to the Library Director.
Application packets, together with the job description and job announcement, are available online at https://hoodriverlibrary.org/employment
The Mock Caldecott Workshop recognizes two honor books:
Many thanks to Stephanie Goodwin of the Jackson County Library and Molly Sloan of the Portland Jewish Academy for their work to coordinate and organize the Oregon Mock Caldecott. Thanks to all the library workers throughout Oregon who participated.
Oregon Mock Caldecott Committee announces short list for workshop
Here is the list of mock Caldecott nominations:
For more information about the Oregon Mock Caldecott Workshop, check out our webpage.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination eligibility requirements are as follows:
Please include the following in the award submissions:
In the past, nominations were only accepted from OLA, CSD or Lampman committee members, and so not all nominations received were eligible. In an effort to be more inclusive, CSD members approved an amendment to the bylaws; nominations are now accepted from any Oregon resident.
Please email questions and nomination materials to email@example.com
Deadline for submission is Saturday, January 22, 2022.
For more information, click here.
CSD/OYAN Joint Meeting: November 19, 2021 from 12-2 pm
Join us for a joint CSD/OYAN meeting on November 19th from 12-2 pm. Meredith Farkas, the presenter of Slow Librarianship at the OLA 2021 conference, will be present for discussions around this topic. If you were unable to attend the OLA presentation or would like a refresher please watch her presentation on YouTube. Want a short informational article about slow librarianship instead? Try this blog article she wrote.
OYAN will have a meeting at 1 pm.
Topic: Joint CSD/OYAN
Time: Nov 19, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 862 0062 9185
Meredith Farkas' presentation on slow-librarianship:
It’s October, so naturally it’s time to start thinking about 2022’s Summer Reading Program. (See, this is the kind of thing that makes people who work in normal fields think we’re weird.) For many of us, our professional lives revolve around a few hectic, sunny weeks when we blow most of our budgets and energy reserves in an effort to keep young brains from atrophying. I exaggerate. Sort of. Anyway, it’s fun! Summer Reading is fun, and that’s why we’re excited to launch our monthly, SRP-focused office hours:
We’ll be meeting monthly, alternating the first Wednesdays and Tuesdays of every month at 1:00. The Zoom links for the office hours will come through both the OYAN and Kids-lib listservs. If you’re not already registered for those lists, you can do so here: https://bit.ly/orlists. Look for Greta’s invitation for the meeting on Wednesday, November 3, when we’ll be focusing on debriefing about last year’s program and looking ahead to what’s next! In the meantime, we’ve created a Jamboard to get the conversation started. Please take a look and add your thoughts: https://bit.ly/SRPjam
If you have any SRP-related questions or suggestions, you can reach out to us, Lisa Elliott (Tigard Public Library) at lisae at tigard-or.gov and Dena Chaffin (Silver Falls Library) at dena.chaffin at ccrls.org. Check out the CSD Summer Reading webpage.
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