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September 6, 2017

Conference for All School Library Staff: OSLIS Session, Gale Training, Awesome Authors, Makerspaces

The Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) hosts an annual fall conference. It's for anyone who works in a school library, teachers, and anyone else who is interested. Friday morning is dedicated to makerspaces, Friday afternoon is all about book talks, Saturday offers lots of great sessions to choose from, and the Saturday author speaker is Jason Reynolds.  

This year, like most, there will be a session to catch up on OSLIS and two to learn about the Gale databases. One of the Gale slots is aimed at staff in elementary schools, and the other is for secondary; both will be led by a trainer from Gale.

The conference is always on the second full weekend in October to coincide with the statewide inservice day. This year's event will be at Jesuit High School in Portland on October 13th and 14th. You do not have to be an OASL member to attend, but members receive a discount on the registration cost. There’s also a discount for early registration, which goes through this Friday, September 8th.

Maybe your principal or district will help pay your way, especially since there are not a lot of in-state PD opportunities for school library folks.

Please help spread the word. I hope to see you there!


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
State Library of Oregon