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: http://www.magoossportsbar.com/site/.  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 markr@wccls.org

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