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
Oregon Mock Caldecott Committee announces short list for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSD Communications, Web Editor, and Co-Incoming Chair
Library Assistant, Tigard Public Library
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Incoming CSD Chair: The primary responsibilities of the Incoming Chair are to advocate for CSD members as a member of the OLA Annual Conference Program Committee; to coordinate CSD’s annual fundraising activity (typically held concurrently with the Spring CSD Member Workshop); and to support and learn from the current Chair and Past Chair. This is a three year commitment. Click here for the full job description. This position will start in September 2021.
Performer's Showcase: Respond to inquiries from performers and update Performer contact list as needed. Organize the performer's showcase event. Click here for a detailed job description. This position would start immediately.
Secretary: The secretary is a voting member. They attend CSD events and take notes. Click here for a detailed job description. This position would start immediately.
Mock Workshop Co-Chair: Plan and provide a mock workshop based on one of the ALA Youth Awards. This year it will be the Caldecott Award. Stephanie Goodwin has offered the co-chair the event and is looking for a partner. Click here for a detailed job description. This position would start immediately.
Communications/Social Media Committee Members: Committee members help create content for the blog and promote CSD events. This position would start immediately.
CSD Communications, Social Media and Web Editor
Library Assistant/Oregon City Public Library
Best Of 2020
Diversity & Inclusion
Take And Makes
Year End Roundup
Youth Services Summit