Graphic Rave 2014

Survey Monkey is ready to start taking your votes for the Graphic Rave 2014

Please refer to the attached spreadsheet for more information about each nominated title.  There is a choice for a “no” vote.  If you feel strongly that a nominated book does not deserve to be a part of the Graphic Rave, please vote no.  Please, please only use the “no” vote if you feel a certain book is very inappropriate for this list – not just something you don’t personally like.  I’ll subtract no votes from the yes votes to get a total.  If you like a title, vote yes!  Survey Monkey uses IP addresses to remember votes; you’ll be able to add votes as you keep reading nominated titles, as well as see how you’ve already voted (assuming you always vote from the same computer).

You can vote until July 21st (since I’m a little late getting this out).  Be prepared to discuss and debate the results at the Summer Membership meeting on July 25th.


Thanks for voting!

Traci Glass

Teen Services Librarian

OYAN Summer Meeting

The Summer OYAN meeting is July 25th at the Crook County Library in Prineville. If you are unable to attend, check back and we will post how to connect with gotomeeting closer to the date.

OYAN Review: Spring 2014 Edition

Hot off the virtual press! The Spring 2014 issue of the OYAN Review.

In this issue:

PLA Highlights: Teen Program Edition

Teen Fandomania Party

Photos from OLA 2014

and more!

OYAN Review – Spring 2014 (PDF)

ORCA Winners Announced!

“This year we held the 4th annual Oregon Reader’s Choice Award, co-sponsored by 3 OLA divisions (OASL, CSD, OYAN), along with the Oregon Reading Association and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.

This year there were 2635 students who read the books and voted for for the award. We had about 60 schools participate, representing 23 school districts, the Portland Archdiocese, and independent private schools. We also had 6 public libraries participate, representing 4 library districts. All of the names of the participating institutions will be posted on the OLA website, on the ORCA homepage.”

 Upper Elementary (Junior) Division Winner, out of 1831 votes

Pie by Sarah Weeks

 Middle School (Intermediate) Division Winner, out of 487 votes

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

 High School (Senior) Division Winner, out of 253 votes

Divergent by Veronica Roth

OYAN Book Rave 2014

The OYAN Book Rave is here! Through an arduous process, Oregon’s young adult librarians have identified 20 of the strongest entries into the world of YA literature from 2013. Having been announced and booktalked at the Oregon Library Association’s annual conference, the 2014 Book Rave list is now available to download, print, and share with patrons. We also highly encourage displays of these excellent books sure to make connections with teen readers on a personal level, pull heartstrings, or just offer a boatload of fun.


Book Rave 2014 Brochure

OYEA Reception and OYAN Conference Sessions

Conference time is almost upon us and we want to make sure you all know about the location of our OYEA! reception.  After the last session ends on Thursday at 5:30 PM, we will travel to nearby Magoo’s Sports Bar to crown this year’s OYEA recipient and to socialize.  Here is Magoo’s website:  The address is 275 Commercial St. SE  Salem.  We will have a bevy of snacks waiting for us and there should be something for everyone.  I hope many of you can come on Thursday evening to visit and celebrate another year of Young Adult library advocacy.

In addition, don’t forget all the great sessions we have planned this year.  Along with the great preconference with Linda Braun.  We have these great sessions listed below.  Hope to see some of you there!


Mark Richardson OYAN Chair Young Adult Librarian Cedar Mill Library

Thursday 2 – 3:30 PM Graphic Rave & Graphic Reads!

Description: Join OYAN as it showcases graphic literature for teens! Learn all about the titles that made it onto our 2013 Graphic Rave list – OYAN’s annual list of the best graphic novels, comics and manga for teens. Plus, get an inside look at how a graphic novel is developed and brought to fruition by Sara Ryan! Her first graphic novel, Bad Houses, with art by Carla Speed McNeil, is about love, trust, hoarding, and dead people’s stuff and was published by Dark Horse Comics!

Presenters: Traci Glass, Eugene Public Library; Mark Richardson, Cedar Mill Community Library; Sara Ryan, Multnomah County Library

Thursday 4-5:30 PM Making vs. Crafting

Description: Libraries have been stimulating creativity through crafting for years–with children, certainly; with teens, probably; and with adults, maybe. Does this make libraries one of the original makerspaces or hopelessly behind the times? Explore the line between crafting and making, with a little discussion and a lot of hands-on opportunities to experience crafting and making opportunities to bring out the creative and maker energy of communities.

Presenters: Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library; Sara Ryan, Multnomah County Library; Aimee Meuchel, Tualatin Public Library; K’Lynn Hann, Newberg Library; Bobbye Hernandez, Tillamook County Library.

Friday  11-12:30 School Campus Event Promotions

Description: Forget Facebook and flyers. Non-digital social networks (also known as friends) are what drive students to your event, so promote face-to-face: How do you get on campus? When and where do you go? What do you do when you get there? With a few simple games and activities you can boost your event attendance, and then show teens everything your library really has to offer.

Presenter: Brad Clark, Wilsonville Public Library

Friday  2:15- 3:45 OYAN Book Rave

Description: Wondering what’s new in teen literature this year because you haven’t had time to read? Let OYAN help! Learn which titles should be part of your collection. These books will make connections with teen readers on a personal level, pull your heartstrings, or are just a lot of fun. OYAN members will talk about hot teen titles!

Presenters: Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library; Barratt Miller, Crook County Library; Abbie Anderson, North Bend Public Library; April Witteveen, Deschutes Public Library

‘Summer Camp, Divergent-style’

‘Mom, can we go to CAMP DIVERGENT this summer?!’




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