[Libs-Or] New State Librarian

OLA Past President olapastpresident at olaweb.org
Thu Apr 4 11:54:28 PDT 2019


Yah, so exciting! Forgive me to repeating below a part of what I just sent
out to OLA members, but I wanted everyone to know.

The path to find a new person to lead the State Library of Oregon has been
a long one. Throughout the search process, the Governor's Office involved
key stakeholders, including State Library staff, the State Library Board,
the Oregon Library Association, and others interested in the future of the
State Library. I think that our patience has paid off with an excellent
candidate.

Thank you to all of you for letting us know your thoughts through this long
time; your voices allowed OLA to clearly communicate, together with other
stakeholders, a vision for the State Library and who could lead it. I want
to extend particular thanks to the State Library staff, though. This time
of uncertainty was not easy on any of you, and you soldiered through it
with aplomb and made your dreams for the State Library clear. Special
thanks to Interim State Librarian Caren Agata. You stepped into a very
challenging role, and you and the rest of the staff made sure that the
State Library kept doing what you do best: giving great service to
print-disabled patrons, libraries, and state employees throughout Oregon.

Cheers!
Buzzy Nielsen
OLA Immediate Past President, 2018-19


On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 11:41 AM Maureen Cole <mcole at orcity.org> wrote:

> I have to second that! Thank you, Caren and State Library Staff!! You rock!
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> Welcome, Jennifer!
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> *From:* Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] *On
> Behalf Of *Penelope Hummel
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:36 AM
> *To:* Caren Agata <caren.agata at state.or.us>;
> libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
> *Subject:* Re: [Libs-Or] New State Librarian
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> Wow! I am really looking forward to meeting Jennifer and working with
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> But today, Caren, I want to thank you for your service as interim state
> librarian.  I honor  the grace and intelligence you have contributed to
> Oregon library land at a time of flux and uncertainty.  I also appreciate
> all you (and the rest of the staff at the state library) have done to keep
> the wheels on the bus.  I am sure it hasn’t been easy at times and I thank
> you so much.
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> Penny Hummel
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> Penny Hummel Consulting
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> *From: *Libs-Or <libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us> on behalf of
> Caren Agata via Libs-Or <libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>
> *Reply-To: *Caren Agata <caren.agata at state.or.us>
> *Date: *Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:28 AM
> *To: *"libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us" <
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> *Subject: *[Libs-Or] New State Librarian
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> Greetings
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> We’re proud to announce that Jennifer Patterson will take over as the next
> Oregon State Librarian pending Senate confirmation. Jennifer has managed in
> public and academic libraries since 2004 and comes to us with over 20 years
> of library experience. Prior to her current role as the Associate Dean of
> Learning Resources at Edmonds Community College, she was the Head of Access
> Services at the University of Washington Bothell, Customer Experience
> Manager at the Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, Washington, and
> Public Services Director at The Seattle Public Library. Jennifer recently
> obtained a second master’s degree in Public Administration in December of
> 2018 from the University of Colorado Denver.
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> Having grown up in Colorado Jennifer has a passion for hiking and
> exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Jennifer has a natural draw and
> passion for Oregon having immediate family in Portland and having spent
> summers throughout junior high and high school in Oregon. She currently
> lives in Washington and has for the last 15 years with her spouse and her
> soon to be graduating high school senior! Jennifer mentioned she is
> absolutely thrilled and honored to accept the position. She looks forward
> to working with State Library staff, the Governor's Office, the Oregon
> Legislature, State Agencies, the State Library Board, the Oregon Library
> Association, and libraries and communities throughout the state.
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> Jennifer’s first day with the Oregon State Library will be Monday May 13th,
> pending senate confirmation which takes place May 8.
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> Please help me welcome Jennifer to Oregon and taking on the role of the
> next Oregon State Librarian!
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> *Caren Agata*
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> *Interim State Librarian*
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