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Congratulations are due to Amy Wilde, librarian at Cascade Middle School in Bend. Amy is the 2016 winner of OYAN’s You’re Excellent Award (OYEA!), which was presented at the Oregon Library Association’s annual conference in April. In addition to her varied work in the school library, Amy was commended for teaching engaging lessons on research and leading the school’s Where Everyone Belongs group of student leaders who organize welcoming activities and teach lessons to other students. She is, it was noted, innovative, resourceful, and inspiring to be around.
Amy was nominated by April Witteveen of the Deschutes Public Library with the support of her colleagues and many, many students who wrote heartfelt letters detailing how Amy has impacted their lives as readers and as people. Just some of their compliments for her included:
Join us at Riverbend Brewing Sports Pub (within walking distance from the convention center) on Thursday at 5:30 pm for free snacks and the announcement of OYAN’s OYEA (OYAN You’re Excellent Award) recipient. Stick around a bit to talk books, libraries and anything else!
Riverbend Brewing is located at 2650 NE Division Street Bend, OR 97701. it is about an 8 minute walk from the Riverhouse at the corner of Hwy 97 and Division St, across the road from the river.
We are pleased to announce that tickets for the 2016 OYAN Raffle are now available for sale online at http://bit.ly/1ULKE0v. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, and there is no need to be a member of OLA or even have anything to do with libraries. It’s open to everyone.
Tickets for this year’s raffle are $5 each or 5 for $20. Prizes range from the classiest of the classy (a two-night stay at Sylvia Beach Hotel, tickets for two to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, tickets for two to the Portland Center Stage) to the fun (Pelican Brewery gift card, British Tea Basket, and an 80s Nostalgia Kit). We will also be selling tickets at a table during the OLA Conference in Bend.
Our biggest gratitude to all members who contributed to the raffle. Also, thanks for supporting OYAN and library services for teens in Oregon!
Know someone providing top-notch teen services? Nominate them for the OYEA! Award!
Nominations for the 2016 OYAN You’re Excellent Award (OYEA!) are being accepted now through March 15, 2016.
This is a fantastic way to recognize work in Oregon libraries that has made a difference for teens. The OYEA! may be awarded to an individual, library, organization, program, or initiative that has made a positive and significant contribution to teens in libraries in the state of Oregon. The honoree will receive an engraved plaque and a $100 donation to the teen service program of their choice.
Here is how to nominate that person (or people) who just popped into your head:
Mail or email your letter of nomination and letters of support to: Sonja Somerville; Salem Public Library; 585 Liberty St. SE; Salem, OR 97304 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hot off the press – it’s the Winter 2016 OYAN Review!