Join us at the CSD Booth at the OLA Conference
We will have fun activities and prizes:
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Open Positions 2023-24
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.
CSD Position Openings
Communications Committee Members
Please let us know if you are interested in any of these roles or send us the names of library workers you’d like to nominate. Reach out with your questions and ideas! CSD@olaweb.org
Board Meeting 2/8
CSD Virtual Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:00 pm via Zoom
Join us to meet the new CSD board, discuss Children’s Services Division events, and look over the CSD budget for 2022-23.
CSD members have received a Zoom link. Can't find it? Head to the OLA calendar for the Zoom link. If you are not a CSD member and would like to join us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and library.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Why are you involved in children’s services or what drew you to children’s services?
- Review and approve August 2022 minutes
- Oregon Library Presenters’ Directory Update
- Lampman Update
- Board Members
- Board Meeting Dates
- Oct 5, 2022 Wednesday, 1 pm
- Dec 7, 2022 Wednesday, 1 pm
- Feb 8, 2023 Wednesday, 1 pm
- Apr 5, 2023 Wednesday, 1 pm
- Jun 7, 2023 Wednesday, 1 pm
- Aug 9, 2023 Wednesday, 1 pm
- Fall Workshops Update
- October 26, 2022 1 pm Oregon Library Presenters’ Director
- November 30, 2022 1 pm In-Person Programming: How is it going
- Mock Award morphing into Winter Workshop: Book Buzz for this year
- Spring Workshop: Early Literacy
- Legislative Day
- OLA Conference
- Ideas for a pre-conference
- Ideas for sessions
- Action Items Review
Emily West and Tara Morissette
CSD Co-Chairs 2022-23
Thank You and Welcome!
Thank you, Susan!
As the new year starts for the Children’s Services Division, we want to send a huge thank you to Susan Cackler for leading the Division this past year. She planned and prepared the Fall Workshop on Slow Librarianship and the Spring Workshop on the Power of Play. She supported and led the volunteer teams that presented the Mock Caldecott workshop and Lampman Award. We appreciate Susan’s organization, willingness to lead, decisiveness, and creativity over the past year. Thank you for your service and thank you for continuing to serve as Past Chair this year.
CSD Past Chair
Emily West and Tara Morissette will lead the CSD team for 2022-23
Emily West and Tara Morissette are excited to lead CSD for 2022-23. Emily West began her literacy career in Tennessee. She was hired to work within one of the first family literacy organizations in the state. Later, she worked for the Center of Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee as a curriculum developer for adult education. Emily then was hired by the National Institute for Literacy where she helped to reform and improve adult, and family literacy standards. Emily has been a long time advocate and practitioner of the Baldrige Continuous Improvement Framework and received her Malcolm Baldrige Regional Examiner certification in April of 2022.
Tara Morissette is a library assistant in Circulation at the Tigard Public Library. She loves helping people, be it library patrons, fellow employees or volunteers. She looks forward to serving our library community, connecting with other library workers in our state, being creative, and problem solving in a collaborative way. Her goals are to: support children’s library workers with CSD workshops, support the CSD board in their duties, and represent the CSD at OLA meetings.
CSD Co-Chairs 2022-23
Monica Hoffman joins the CSD Board as Chair Elect
Thank you for voting in Monica Hoffman as our new CSD Chair Elect. Monica is the Early Literacy Outreach Program Manager of the Umatilla County Special Library District. Most of her patrons call her the Storylady. She partners with early childhood educators and care providers such as Head Start, Early Intervention/Special Education teachers, private and in home childcare providers.
Incoming CSD Chair
- Monica Hoffman
- Umatilla County Special Library District
Welcome CSD Board Members
A Great Year Ahead
Emily West and Tara Morissette
CSD Co-Chairs 2022-2023
Oregon Mock Caldecott Committee announces short list for workshop
The Oregon Mock Caldecott committee is excited to announce the short list of books for the Mock Workshops on December 9th and January 6 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Please try to read as many as you can in order to vote on January 6th. Click on the button below to register for the workshop.
- Wishes by Muon Thi Van and illustrated by Victo Ngai
- Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer
- Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson
- The Rock From the Sky by Jon Klassen
- Mel Fell by Corey Tabor
- Dear Treefrog by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Diana Sudyka
- Is Was by Deborah Freedman
- The People’s Painter by Cynthia Levinson and illustrated by Evan Turk
- I’ll Meet You In Your Dreams by Jessica Young and illustrated by Rafael Lopez
- Bear Island by Matthew Cordell
- Nina by Traci Todd and illustrated by Christian Robinson
- Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham
- Carpenter’s Helper by Sybil Rosen Illustrated by Camille Garoche
- Watercress by Andrea Wang Illustrated by Jason Chin
- Spin a Scarf of Sunshine by Dawn Casey Illustrated by Stila Lim
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
CSD Communications, Web Editor, and Co-Incoming Chair
Library Assistant, Tigard Public Library
Amendments to CSD Bylaws
The CSD Board has prepared some amendments to our bylaws. If you have any questions or would like to make comments, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for our full bylaws? Click here. We will send out the voting ballots in the near future.
1. Change CSLP (Collaborative Summer Learning Program) Representative from elected to appointed position, in article 11.051, and change the title of CSLP Representative to Summer Reading Chair throughout.
Reason for this change: Often it is difficult to find sufficient candidates for multiple Board positions. The State Library of Oregon no longer contracts with CSLP and now provides summer reading program materials through iReads.
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.
Lampman Award 2021
Congratulation to Tehlor Kay Mejia, our 2021 Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award recipient for her significant contribution to Oregon in the field of children’s literature from the Children’s Services Division of the Oregon Library Association (OLA). The Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award is presented annually by the Children's Services Division and is given in memory of Evelyn Sibley Lampman (1907-1980), noted Oregon teacher, journalist, and author of children’s books.
Southern Oregon resident Tehlor Kay Mejia is an author of YA and middle grade fiction featuring queer, Latinx characters. For more information about Tehlor, check out our Lampman Award webpage.
CSD Communications/Web Editor
Library Assistant, Oregon City Public Library
On behalf of the CSD Board, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who attended the CSD Spring Workshop Debrief Sessions. I also appreciate everyone who has taken the time to engage in the Watch & Reads or plan to in the future.
This is the first time we've done the Spring Workshop and fundraiser virtually. What did you think? Feel free to email email@example.com with feedback.
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!
CSD Communications, Social Media and Web Editor
Library Assistant at Oregon City Public Library
Best Of 2020
Diversity & Inclusion
Oregon Library Presenters Directory
Take And Makes
Year End Roundup
Youth Services Summit