[Libs-Or] Final Reminder: Aug 18 La Grande/Pendleton/Ontario/Burns/Lakeview mtg. to discuss LSTA-funded online clearinghouse for continuing education
afnanman at pdx.edu
Tue Aug 16 14:29:31 PDT 2005
Please see below. Everyone is welcome -- Sheila
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From: "Sheila Afnan-Manns" <afnanman at pdx.edu>
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Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:14 PM
Subject: [Libs-Or] Aug 18 La Grande/Pendleton/Ontario/Burns/Lakeview mtg.
todiscuss LSTA-funded online clearinghouse for continuing education
> The Portland Area Library System (PORTALS) welcomes your participation in
> meeting to discuss:
> Oregon Online Clearinghouse for Continuing Education
> Thursday, August 18, 2005, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
> Eastern Oregon University
> Pierce Library, Room 114
> One University Boulevard
> La Grande, OR 97850-2807
> The meeting will also be broadcast live to the following areas to allow
> broader participation:
> Blue Mountain Community College , Pendleton
> Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario
> Harney County Library, Burns
> Lake County Library, Lakeview
> If you can attend at one of these locations, please contact Beth Longwell
> (541-962-3867) for details.
> Light refreshments. Reimbursement for travel (mileage, parking) available
> upon request. For driving directions and a campus map, please see
> This meeting will be facilitated by library consultant Sara Behrman to
> identify content, services, and functionality as well as effective
> strategies to promote this new resource and its use.
> Please RSVP to Sheila Afnan-Manns, afnanman at pdx.edu.
> Project Background:
> In Oregon and our neighboring states, continuing education for librarians
> and library staff is met through a commendable array of professional
> associations, state libraries, consortia, library systems, graduate
> vendors, and other providers. Yet the lack of a coordinating body is an
> obstacle for participation and planning. To address this issue, PORTALS
> received an LSTA grant to develop an online clearinghouse for continuing
> education -- a "one stop shopping" repository to better meet the needs of
> librarians and library staff in Oregon and our SW Washington and Western
> Idaho neighbors by raising awareness and promoting collaboration.
> Following user-centered design principles, website development is
> purposively participatory and inclusive. This is why the grant includes
> funding to support four regional meetings (Portland-metro, Eastern-,
> Central-, and Southern-Oregon) so we may gain feedback from librarians and
> library staff from multiple types of libraries (public, academic, school,
> tribal, special) about their CE needs and the types of content and
> functionality that will be most useful in an online clearinghouse.
> If you are unable to attend this meeting but can refer a colleague
> representing your library or organization, please let me know, or have
> RSVP directly. If you are unable to attend this meeting but wish to
> participate through another medium, have any questions, or would like to
> review the original grant proposal, please let me know.
> Thank you for your support and participation!
> Sheila Afnan-Manns, MS, MLIS
> Portland Area Library System (PORTALS)
> PO Box 1151
> Portland, OR 97207-1151
> (503) 725-5992, phone
> (503) 725-4524, fax
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