Support Staff: Changing Lives Every Day!
Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR http://www.valleyriverinn.com
Cost of attendance is $70 for OLA members and $85 for non-members.
We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker this year is Brian Doyle, editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland and author of Mink River, his first novel and finalist for the 2012 Oregon Book Award for fiction. Bill Baars, Director of Lake Oswego Public Library, says
“Mink River is ‘northwest literature’ in a joyous, exuberant, Ken Keseyesque way, with an emphasis on uniquely Oregon characters, history, flora, fauna and rainfall.”Brian Doyle’s previous books have been finalists four times for the Oregon Book Award.
We are offering the following sessions at our 2012 conference:
- Intermediate Book Repair for Libraries, an all-day workshop. Registration limited to first 8 participants.
- Internal Customer Service – Support Staff Working Together
- Connecting with Youth – Oregon Libraries Care
- A Day in the Life – Support Staff in the Digital Age
- Coping with Change – Support Staff Striving for Excellence
- Beyond Books – Oregon Libraries Reaching Out
- Tek4U – Oregon Libraries and the eBook Explosion
Registration open soon!
Read more about complete session descriptions, and local information, including instructions for booking at the conference rate, and exciting financial aid news!
Intermediate Book Repair for Libraries*Note: This is an all day session and there is an additional $30.00 supply fee. Presenter: Carolee Harrison, Conservation Technician with Portland State University. This is an all day session focusing on intermediate-level book repair techniques that build on skills learned in our Basic Book Repair class. Space is limited to the first 8 registrants.
Internal Customer Service - Support Staff Working TogetherLibraries are a team effort and being a good team player is essential to patrons and coworkers. Jennifer Steward and Patti Vincent from Multnomah County Library will share strategies for supporting your coworkers and library and maybe even making your job a bit more fun!
Connecting with Youth - Oregon Libraries CareThis session will inspire our attendees with ideas on ways to engage youth at the library, encourage reading, and connect Oregon youth to worldwide needs.
A Day in the Life - Support Staff in the Digital AgeThis perennial favorite at the Support Staff conference will entertain and encourage participants to explore changes and opportunities in their jobs created by new uses of technology in libraries. Speakers will share their own job experiences.
Coping with Change - Support Staff Striving for ExcellenceParticipants will be encouraged to view change as a positive experience and will be given helpful advice and tips specifically geared for use in the library work environment.
Beyond Books - Oregon Libraries Reaching Out*This session will feature unique ways some Oregon libraries are serving their communities by offering non-traditional library services and materials. Participants will be encouraged to think “beyond books” and will be given time to share their own “beyond books” stories.
Tek4U - Oregon Libraries and the eBook ExplosionOur personable and expert presenters will provide resources and tips to stay current with the exploding technology of ebooks. The focus will be on Library2Go and resources to better serve patrons. There will be ample time for questions and a technology petting zoo.
Accommodations and Local Information
Conference HotelConference Hotel: Valley River Inn
1000 Valley River Way
Eugene, OR 97401
Conference discounted rate is 109.00 single and $119.00 double. Please call and mention group name OLA Support Staff Annual Conference to get the special conference rate. Book early! Conference rate is available through June 13, 2012.