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Thursday, April 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Standards: Who Needs ‘Em?

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Ever wonder why OLA has Public Library Standards? After all, they are not enforceable, so they don’t mean anything, right? And admit it, looking at all those Standards makes your head spin. But Standards can be the wind beneath your wings! Attend this session and get the scoop on public library standards in Oregon. Learn how we can use them to not just tell our story but help people understand how valuable libraries are. Learn how the Standards allow us to be unique libraries while encouraging the high achievement of agreed upon best practices. You will discover how your library can be a point of light with one bright future by harnessing the power of Standards!


Mo Cole

Library Director, Oregon City Public Library
Mo Cole is the Library Director at the Oregon City Public Library, is an OLA Past President and PLD Past Chair and has worked in public, academic, and special libraries since 1987.
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Darci Hanning

Technology Development Consultant, State Library of Oregon

Ruth Metz

Principal Consultant, Ruth Metz Associates
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Karen Muller

Assistant Library Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Karen began her public library career as a part-time on-call librarian and has been able to grow professionally to her current position as Assistant Director. Her past experiences include school librarian, development director, and retail manager.


Thursday April 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA