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!
Not able to join us for the fall workshop and the following membership meeting on Friday, October 21st at the Wilsonville Public Library? Allow this post to catch you up!
Don’t forget that the OYAN Fall Workshop and Membership Meeting are this Friday at the Wilsonville Public Library!
Outcome-Based Evaluation: Putting Teen Programs on a Level Playing Field with Children’s Programs
Friday, October 21, 10am to 12pm
Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant of the Oregon State Library, will present. Teen programs typically get significantly less attendance than children’s programs, so it’s difficult to use statistics to justify your time and budget. Outcome-based evaluation is a way to find out the impact your program has on the teens who participate and communicate the value of your time and budget. At this presentation you will get an overview of outcome-based evaluation and will work on developing an outcome-based evaluation for one of your teen programs or services. Come with one teen program or service you want to evaluate in mind. Leave with desired outcomes for that program or service, ideas for evaluating it, and ideas for communicating the result to your library director and other stakeholders. If you’d like to join us, please email Bobbye Hernandez and let us know you are coming.
And if you’re coming for the workshop, stay for the membership meeting! The fall membership meeting will be held from 1 to 4pm. OYAN meetings are lively, fun, and not just business! Share and learn about new books and program ideas with your colleagues and help strengthen teen services in libraries.
Not able to make the fall meeting? Our next one will be held on Friday, January 27th at the St. Helens Public Library — mark your calendars now!
Sonja Somerville, 2014-2015 OYAN Chair, Salem Public Library
I so hope you are considering joining us for the OYAN Spring Membership Meeting:
Join us for our spring meeting on Friday, May 1st at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library from 11 AM – 3 PM.
645 NW Monroe Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330
By Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library
With high hopes that everyone is having an enjoyable holiday season, I am writing to invite you to also experience the joy of attending the next quarterly meeting of the Oregon Young Adult Network!
We will gather:
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, January 16
Woodburn Public Library
280 Garfield Street, Woodburn, OR 97071
Highlights will include a lively discussion about the 2015 OYAN Book Rave contenders, planning for the OYAN Raffle at OLA, updates on OYAN’s OLA plans, programming sharing, and a hot topic discussion.
We will be orgaizing lunch orders at Luis’s Taqueria:
Please email Elvira.Sanchez-Kisser@ci.woodburn.or.us with your order by Wednesday, January 14. There are other options nearby and, of course, you can bring a lunch as well.
I’d also like to invite you to get into the discussion right away by having our first “Hot Topic” discussion on the subject of Summer Reading Clubs/Programs online at:
Look over the questions. Use the comment section to post your insights. Then, come back and find inspiration from what others have to say!