Join a CSLP committee and shape Summer Reading for libraries worldwide!

Posted on behalf of K’Lyn Hann:

The logo of CSLP, the Collaborative Summer Library ProgramCSLP (Collaborative Summer Library Program) has many volunteer committee opportunities to impact summer reading on an international level! Nearly all are done in an entirely virtual format with members from across the US and US Territories. Here’s a list of the standing and ad hoc committees and their descriptions.

Anyone who is part of CSLP, which includes all Oregon libraries via the Oregon State Library, are eligible to participate on these committees. You do not have to be the CSLP rep for OYAN or CSD nor a Youth Services Consultant on a state level. Although the terms begin June 1st, the organization is doing some restructuring, which is opening sign-ups NOW.

If you have any further questions, please contact one of the following:

Get support for college and career readiness programs

The logo of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services AssociationYALSA has teamed up with the Association of Rural and Small Libraries to support small, rural, and tribal library staff in developing college and career prep offerings for middle schoolers. They’re now accepting applications for the second cohort of the Future Ready with the Library project, which is funded by IMLS. Thirty participants will be selected, and applications are due by September 1st. Those selected to participate in the second cohort will meet face-to-face for a two day orientation just before the ALA Midwinter meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Want details? Check out the FAQ, the list of libraries in the first cohort, updates about the project on the YALSAblog, and an informational webinar this Thursday at 4pm. We’d love to see an Oregon library in the list for the second cohort!

Fresh Off the Press: 2015 Sprint OYAN Review!

Check out the Spring OYAN Review!

You will find program ideas on making stop-motion videos, starting a crafting club, and providing early literacy programs for teen parents. Plus insights to letting go of your teen council, meet the new OYEA Award winner Aimee Meuchel, an interview with author of Jackaby, William Ritter, and much more.

Download your copy today!



By Sonja Somerville,

Hello, OYAN members,

I know you have all been holding your breath, waiting for the chance to VOTE on the 2015 OYAN Book Rave. Well, exhale and use the link below to visit SurveyMonkey and vote away!

The voting window is a bit small this year, so jump right in! We’ll be taking votes through Monday, January 12.

There is still time, however, to read another book or two from the list. More information is readily available at our OYAN GoodReads page:

Votes will be tallied and the results hashed over at the OYAN Winter Membership Meeting from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Woodburn Public Library (more on that soon!) We would love to have you there!

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact me at

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