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Saturday, April 21 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards (ORCA): Winners, Nominations, and More!

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Join fellow youth librarians as we unveil the 2018 Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards (ORCA) winners and announce the lists of the 2019 nominees! Booktalks, book trailers, book club discussion guides, and additional resources will help you become familiar with the titles so you can promote them to the students at your libraries and schools. We will also share how we’ve used and highlighted ORCA at our respective libraries and schools, as well as what it means to be a member of the ORCA committee. A physical copy of each title will be available for your perusal, as well as bookmarks of the 2019 lists.

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Melanie Hetrick

Children's Librarian, Tillamook County Library
I’m a children’s librarian who crafts and reads in her spare time.

Kiva Liljequist

Library Media Specialist, Metropolitan Learning Center, Portland Public Schools
Kiva is a librarian in a K-12 alternative school in PPS. She is the 2016-2018 chair of ORCA and a total ORCA fangirl. She loves to run and read, but has learned it’s not best to combine them.
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MacKenzie Ross

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls
I’ve worked with rural and urban libraries in Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Oregon since 2010. I light up when kids, teens, and their adults ask me what books they should read next, and I love offering kids and teens opportunities to tinker with new tech toys and engineering chall... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Joplin/Seeger Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA