[Libs-Or] Letter to Libraries Online October 2014

Jessica Rondema jessica.rondema at state.or.us
Wed Oct 1 14:41:15 PDT 2014

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Letter to Libraries Online

A Monthly Newsletter from the Oregon State Library

Volume 24, Issue 10, October 2014

Library Board News
State Library News
Contacts at the State Library

Library Board News

State Library Board to Meet in Salem on October 17th

The Oregon State Library Board will meet on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Oregon State Library in Salem. The Board will consider recommendations from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council. They will also hear a report on the State Library's strategic plan process and review the State Librarian's recommendation for the Answerland virtual reference service. An open forum will be held at 12:30 p.m. Anyone may address the Board at the open forum on any topic. The Board also held a special meeting on Friday, September 26th, where they approved both the strategic plan for the Oregon State Library and a temporary administrative rule regarding the library hours (OAR 543.010.0034).

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State Library News

State Library Provides Access to Collections

Since the Reference Room will close on October 2nd, members of the public will be able to come to the State Library building to access library collections from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Library users are encouraged to search the Library's catalog<http://catalog.osl.state.or.us> or call, email, or chat with library staff to confirm availability of materials before making the trip to the library. Public access computers will be available for accessing state and federal government information and services only. For more information, please consult Frequently Asked Questions<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/GRES/Documents/FAQ%20for%20Public%20Access%20Updated.pdf>.

Need Content for Social Media Postings? Check out the Gale/Cengage Learning Blog!

[GCBlog]Keeping your Library's Facebook or Twitter feeds fresh with current content can be a challenge. Need some inspiration? The Gale/Cengage Learning Blog<http://blog.gale.com/> highlights current topics of interest to a wide variety of audiences. Postings are divided into streams by topics of interest to academic<http://blog.gale.com/academic/>, school<http://blog.gale.com/schools/>, and public<http://blog.gale.com/public/> libraries. There is also a stream for product updates<http://blog.gale.com/updates/>. Recent content includes a story about using Gale/Cengage Learning content in social media marketing at the Chandler (Az.) Public Library<http://blog.gale.com/posting-more-than-books-on-social-media/>, suggested resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month<http://blog.gale.com/the-unexpected-roots-of-national-hispanic-heritage-month-part-one/>, and background reading suggestions for understanding the recent independence vote in Scotland<http://blog.gale.com/in-other-news-scotland/>. A recent product update also introduces a new feature for highlights and notes<http://blog.gale.com/highlights-and-notes/> in many of the Gale/Cengage Learning database platforms. Use the blog to set up a social media channel with the platform<http://blog.gale.com/?post_type=ch_staff&p=46> that works best for you.

Some of the resources highlighted in the blog are not available in Oregon's Statewide Database Licensing Program contract, but don't let that keep you from exploring this rich source of ideas for your next Facebook post! Questions? Contact Arlene Weible<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>, Electronic Services Consultant.

State Library Looking for Suggestions for Nomination to the LSTA Advisory Council

The Oregon State Library is looking for new members for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council. We'd really appreciate hearing about any people you would like to suggest for one of the vacancies. Please suggest possible people by November 15th. Out of all the suggestions made, two people will be nominated for each vacancy. New Council members will be elected by the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees at their December 5th meeting. We are looking for suggestions to fill one public, one library user, and one school libraries representative. We are also looking for someone who can represent underserved or underrepresented populations in libraries. The State Library tries to have a good geographic representation of Oregon in the Council, which may influence who is nominated. Use our survey<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6LS2F3> to make suggestions. Please suggest one person per each survey response. You may suggest more than one person by doing multiple surveys.

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Oregon State Library

Library Support and Development Services: 503-378-2525, Ferol Weyand<mailto:FerolWeyand at oslmail.osl.state.or.us>, Darci Hanning<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us>, Ann Reed<mailto:ann.reed at state.or.us>, Jennifer Maurer<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>, Katie Anderson<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, Arlene Weible<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>, Susan Westin<mailto:susan.b.westin at state.or.us>.

Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library Manager: 503-378-5435, Susan Westin<mailto:susan.b.westin at state.or.us>.
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Government Information and Library Services Manager: 503-378-5030, Margie Harrison<mailto:margie.harrison at state.or.us>.

State Librarian: 503-378-4367, MaryKay Dahlgreen<mailto:marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us>.

Letter to Libraries Online Editor: 503-378-2464, Jessica Rondema<mailto:jessica.rondema at state.or.us>.

Letter to Libraries Online is published monthly by the Oregon State Library. It is available free of charge and is published only in electronic form on the publications page<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/Pages/publications.aspx> on the Oregon State Library's website<http://www.oregon.gov/OSL>.

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