[Libs-Or] Call for Proposals for 2009 OLA Conference

Jane Cothron jcothron at beachbooks.org
Thu Sep 25 10:50:32 PDT 2008

   I like the idea of scheduling the rooms close together.   I also know 
that we would like the TSRT programs not to conflict with other TSRT 
programs if at all possible.  
Thanks for the ideas--
Jane Cothron

-----Original Message-----
From: "Robin A. Paynter" <paynter at pdx.edu>
To: Jane Nichols <nicholsjm at hotmail.com>
Cc: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:17:11 -0700
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] Call for Proposals for 2009 OLA Conference

Dear All,

First my apologies that I won't be able to attend this Friday's meeting in 
person, and I'll try to send my comments ahead of time instead. 

An issue came up for the academic division last year - the scheduling of two 
or more academic library focused sessions at the same time and in far flung 
corners of the conference facility. From the master conference grid it 
appears that this year there will likely be two academic sessions in each 
time slot too. That being the case, would it be possible to locate them in 
adjacent and/or nearby rooms? It will make it so much easier for 
participants to drop in on both sessions during the time slot if they so 

I suspect the same issues pertain to the Technical Services sponsored 
programs as well, so perhaps we could try whenever possible to schedule 
sessions sponsored by the same group in adjacent or nearby rooms?

Thanks for your consideration of this proposal!

Robin Paynter

Jane Nichols wrote: 

Dear Colleagues,
Planning for the 2009 OLA Conference is underway! The conference, April 1-3, 
2009, returns to the Salem Conference Center in Salem, OR. This year’s 
theme is: Oregon Reads: One State, Many Stories and you are welcome to 
incorporate the theme into your proposals, if you feel inspired to do so.
The Program Committee is now accepting preconference and program proposals. 
Please refer to the attached Best Practices flyer for information on 
creating successful program proposals. The OLA Conference will continue its 
tradition of asking you to secure a sponsor from an OLA unit for your 
proposal. To aid you, the flyer also lists groups that can sponsor programs 
and contact information.
The deadline for OLA preconference and program proposals is: SEPTEMBER 22, 
2008. Please use the web forms at 
http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=74389&orgId=ola to submit your 
proposals. The Program Committee will acknowledge receipt of proposals 
within three business days. Final preconference and program decisions will 
be made by the OLA Conference Committee and announced by October 31, 2008.
OLA 2009 will once again feature showcases! The deadline for showcase 
submission will be in November. A separate call will go out for showcase 
Key conference information is available at: 
http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=74389&orgId=ola with additional 
information coming soon.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance.
We're looking forward to a great conference!
Jane Nichols
Social Sciences/Humanities Librarian
Oregon State University Libraries
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-3411
tel: 541.737.7269 / fax:541.737.8224
jane.nichols at oregonstate.edu
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