[Libs-Or] Fwd: OLA Hotline Newsletter 1/15/2016 (Finally)

Thompson, Sara Q thomsara at oregonstate.edu
Wed Jan 20 15:08:29 PST 2016

There seem to have been some problems with initial send of the newsletter
so here we are again. Apologies for duplication.

Here is the latest news from Oregon Library Association. Apologies for the
delay. Quick read, easy connections.

*Oregon Library Association, Communications Committee*
olahotline at olaweb.org


January 15, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 4) Conference

Registration will be opening very soon for the 2016 OLA Conference in Bend.
In the meantime, you can get a sneak peek at the fantastic line-up of
programs we’ll have for you!

The OLA 2016 program schedule is now online and interactive, to boot. Check
out all the features at http://orlib16.sched.org/

Here’s a guided 3-minute tour:

January 15, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 4) Opportunities for Engagement

*Seeking Reviewers for the New OLA Resume/Cover Letter Review Program*

The Membership Committee and the New Member Round Table are joining forces
to pilot a new program for OLA members:  Resume & Cover Letter Review!

This program is designed to provide guidance for OLA Members seeking
positions within libraries and/or the information field. Resume review is
intended to be a short-term partnership focused on providing feedback to
the OLA Member seeking review. For those seeking a longer-term supportive
relationship, the OLA Mentoring Program
<http://www.olaweb.org/mentor-program> is open to all early-career library

Volunteer reviewers will evaluate the applicant’s resume and representative
cover letter and provide advice on these documents.  In addition, the
reviewer can assess any possible experiences or skills that might the
applicant more marketable for a desired position.

*How exactly will it work?*

Recruitment for volunteer reviewers and review-seekers will take place on a
quarterly basis. Reviewers and applicants can communicate via whatever
method (email, phone, web conferencing, in-person, etc.) works best for
both participants.  In the Spring quarter, review sessions will be made
only in-person at the Oregon Library Association Conference

*I’d like to help!  How do I sign up?*

Here’s what we’re looking for in a volunteer resume reviewer:



   OLA Membership;

   Ability to provide feedback to the OLA Member seeking review;

   Complete the Volunteer Form for Resume Reviewers



   Recent experience on hiring and/or interview panels;

   Currently in a position which often reviews candidate applications, such
   as a management position.

*I would love advice on my cover letter and resume!  How do I sign up?*

The application for those seeking review will open up on February 1st. Stay

Here is the eligibility criteria for those seeking review:



   OLA membership;

   Ability to receive feedback from the OLA Member providing review.



   Emerging information professional;

   Recent MLIS graduate or currently enrolled in MLIS program.

*What if I have questions? Problems?*

You can use the Resume Review Program inquiry form
contact Resume Review Program administrators.

Best wishes,

Jenkins Lumpkin, OLA New Member Round Table

Meredith Farkas, OLA Membership Committee
January 15, 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 4) Association News

*OLA Seeking Candidates for Three Offices*
Are you interested in making a difference for Oregon libraries?  This is
the perfect opportunity to step up and run for office!

Contact OLA Past President and Nominating Chair Candice Watkins at
503.298.8593or candice.watkins at gmail.com
volunteer yourself or others for the following opportunities:

Vice-President/President-Elect/Past President (three year term):

   - Provide leadership to your statewide library association
   - Member of OLA
   - Voting member of OLA Board
   - Attend six meetings a year, plus summer planning retreat

Secretary (one year term):

   - Document and disseminate minutes for OLA board and annual meetings
   - Member of OLA
   - Voting member of OLA Board
   - Attend six meetings a year, plus summer planning retreat.

ALA Councilor (three year term)

   - Regularly updates the OLA board and membership on issues under
   consideration by the ALA Council
   - Member of OLA and ALA
   - Voting member of OLA Board
   - Attend six meetings a year, plus summer planning retreat
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