Slides for OLA 2018 Sessions Now Available

Whether or not you were able to join us in Eugene for OLA, you can now view the slides for most presentations on Northwest Central. Of particular interest to OYAN members:

Mark your calendars: the 2019 OLA-WLA Conference will be held at the Hilton Vancouver in Vancouver, WA from April 17-20, 2019!

Upcoming OYAN meetings and events

OYAN meetings are a great way to swap book recommendations, get help with your teen programs and services, and hear what other libraries around Oregon are doing for teens in their communities. Join us at one of our upcoming meetings or other events!

OYAN Mock Printz + YMAs

The cover of the book The Lie Tree by Frances HardingeOn Saturday our Mock Printz workshop was held, and the results are in! Our winner was The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge, and our honor books were We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson, The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry, and Railhead by Philip Reeve.

Want to know how our predictions stacked up? Check out this list of all of ALA’s Youth Media Award winners or watch the video of the announcements!

MAGGIE STIEFVATER Author Event at OLA 2017

CSD, OASL, and OYAN are excited to announce that MAGGIE STIEFVATER will be our featured author at the OLA and OASL conferences in April 2017!

There will be an author talk and book signing on Friday, April 21 at 5:00 PM, followed by a session at the OASL Conference on Saturday, April 22. Both events will be held at Salem Public Library. Ticket cost and purchasing information will be coming later in 2016.

Most of you are probably already jumping up and down with joy, but here are a few more details about Maggie for the uninitiated:

Maggie Stiefvater is the author and illustrator of multiple bestselling books for kids and teens, including the Raven Cycle series, the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures (with Jackson Pearce), and Hunted (Book 2 of the popular Spirit Animals series). She won a Printz Honor in 2011 for her stand-alone novel, The Scorpio Races, which has also been optioned by Katzsmith Productions and Focus Features.

Maggie lives in Virginia with her family, several very fast cars, and a menagerie of animals that includes nine goats. You can find her online at http://www.maggiestiefvater.com/.

Let’s meet up at OLA

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.

Awesome OYAN Preconference Opportunity!!!

by Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library

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9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15

OLA Preconference,Eugene, Oregon

Fee: $70

A finished product on YouTube looks so easy, but a lot goes into creating a tightly woven, engaging video to highlight a library or library service. Experienced professionals from Salem’s CCTV will go over the general principles (and pitfalls) of filmmaking before letting attendees loose in teams to give it a try – using easily accessible tools (Flip cameras, cell phones, and Windows Movie Maker) to plan, create, and rough edit 60-90 second book trailers. The day will also include a discussion of the pros and cons of various video distribution platforms.

We’d love to see you for this excellent pre-conference and at the OLA Conference Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17!