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September 26, 2019

OASL Fall Conference: Great Author/Illustrator Line-Up & Registration Options


I wanted to give you one more reminder about registering for the OASL Fall Conference since the price goes up by $20 after October 1st. The conference is October 11th and 12th at Taft High School in Lincoln City.   

Besides the great author and illustrator line-up detailed below, there be Friday workshops on culturally responsive teaching, book repair, and elementary and secondary booktalks. Plus there are many Saturday sessions to choose from, including OSLIS video quizzes, Gale databases, digital literacy, coding, copyright, booktalking tips, and Project LIT. 

Can’t make it to the entire conference? There are options to participate on just Friday or just Saturday and to only attend the evening keynotes. 

If you plan to go, be sure to download the Sched app and look for OASL 2019.   

All library staff are welcome, as well as anyone else who is interested. 

Maybe check with your principal about using professional development funds? This is the only Oregon conference specifically for school library staff.   

Hope to see you there. 


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
State Library of Oregon 


From: OASL Listserv On Behalf Of Molly Sloan
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:01 AM
To: Jennifer Maurer 
Subject: [oasl-all] A great author/illustrator line-up for Lincoln City!

Hello OASL Friends!

You won’t want to miss this year’s conference in Lincoln City!  

There’s a fabulous line-up of authors and illustrators to inspire you!  

At Friday night's dessert, we'll open the conference with Jonathan Hill, a Portland-based artist whose illustrations have most recently been featured in the promotional campaign for the 2019 Portland Book Festival. Hill also works with students in writer residency programs throughout the metro area. 

During Saturday morning's author breakfast, we will have a round table conversation with Jonathan Hill, Barbara Herkert (illustrator of A Boy, A Mouse and A Spider: The Story of E.B. White), Katherine Roy ([author and] illustrator of How to Be an Elephant), and Librarygirl, Jennifer LaGarde

And, after Saturday night's Awards Banquet, a special keynote from Jennifer LaGarde will close things out. 

Limited copies of each author's books will be available for purchase. If you have a specific title you want to make sure to have signed by the author, consider purchasing a copy ahead of time at your local bookshop. 

Sign up for the conference today! It promises to be an exciting and inspiring literary experience. 

See you at the beach!

Molly Sloan