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Wednesday, April 18
 

8:00am

Registration Desk Hours for Wednesday
Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00am - 7:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:00pm

Karaoke with the Leadership Committee

Will you be in Eugene on Wednesday evening and looking for a way to start your conference off right? Come karaoke with the Leadership Committee! Join us after the PLD Dinner to belt out 80's hits (or 90's or whatever gets you grooving) with your colleagues. We’ll be at Cornucopia Bar & Burgers in downtown Eugene starting at 8pm. While there is no charge to attend, we will be passing the hat to raise funds for future professional development opportunities.

https://www.cornucopiaeugene.com/location/the-corn-on-5th/



Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cornucopia Bar & Burgers 207 E. 5th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401
 
Thursday, April 19
 

8:00am

Registration Desk Hours for Thursday
Thursday April 19, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

Grand Opening Session and Keynote Address: Erin Helgren
Welcome to the Grand Opening Session of the 2018 OLA Conference!

We are very pleased to introduce attendees to our keynote speaker, Erin Helgren! Erin is an early childhood specialist from Children's Institute, which "strives to build support for a state early childhood system where all children have the opportunity to achieve success in school and life." Based in Yoncalla, in Douglas County, OR, Erin's particular focus is on the distinct needs, desires, and aspirations of rural communities. Joining Erin is Jill Cunningham, Librarian at Yoncalla Public Library.

Keynote Address:
"The Role of Rural Libraries in Supporting Families and Building Community"

Rural libraries play a pivotal role in ensuring all children have the support they need to be healthy and successful. Libraries are often a safe, neutral space where families find more than just books: internet is accessed for homework and job searching, parent education supports young children, and compassionate relationships with local library staff ensure a safe (and warm) place for many kids. Erin Helgren and Yoncalla Public Library’s Jill Cunningham will share their experiences of leveraging strong relationships through responsive library services. Their initial partnerships are instrumental in the success of the Yoncalla Early Works project, a 10-year initiative promoting kindergarten readiness and strong, authentic family engagement.


Speakers
JC

Jill Cunningham

Librarian, Yoncalla Public Library
Jill Cummingham is the librarian for the Yoncalla Public Library. She is strongly committed to ensuring rural communities have access to rural libraries. She lives in Yoncalla.
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Erin Helgren

Early Works Site Liaison, Children's Institute
Erin Helgren joined the Children's Institute in November 2015 as the Early Works Site Liaison in Yoncalla, a rural town in Douglas County with a population of fewer than 2000 residents. Erin's 25 years of experience and knowledge working with young children and families in rural... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Playwright's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

10:00am

Exhibits Grand Opening
Let's give a big welcome to all of our valued exhibitors! Nearly 50 vendors will be set up and ready to chat with you about their products and services. Additionally, there will be coffee, refreshments, and time for socializing with colleagues.

Thursday April 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Composer's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

10:00am

Poster Session
Well-designed paper posters created by your library colleagues will be displayed with the poster designer on hand to talk about the research or topic being presented. Come check out the scholarly interests and innovative projects spearheaded by library professionals from around the state!

Thursday April 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Composer's Hall Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

12:30pm

All Conference Lunch & Business Meeting
Thursday April 19, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Playwright's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

3:00pm

Exhibits Break
Thursday April 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Composer's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

5:00pm

All Conference Reception

Come unwind and chat with colleagues or meet new friends at the All Conference Reception. Enjoy conversation, beverages and snacks while being entertained by the dynamic duo, Buck & Elizabeth. Sponsored by Len Blau of Bound to Stay Bound Books. 

Buck, a former member of the New Christy Minstrels, and his talented wife Elizabeth, a ventriloquist with a voice like Patsy Cline and humor of Lucy, enjoy performing their original songs for children and families in schools and libraries. Whether it is children, seniors, or librarians, they love to entertain with their buffet of styles.



Speakers
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Buck & Elizabeth

Entertainment


Thursday April 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA
 
Friday, April 20
 

7:30am

Registration Desk Hours for Friday
Friday April 20, 2018 7:30am - 1:30pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

10:00am

Exhibits Break
Friday April 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Composer's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

10:00am

Poster Session
Well-designed paper posters created by your library colleagues will be displayed with the poster designer on hand to talk about the research or topic being presented. Come check out the scholarly interests and innovative projects spearheaded by library professionals from around the state!

Friday April 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Composer's Hall Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:40am

Break
Friday April 20, 2018 11:40am - 11:50am
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

12:30pm

Awards Lunch & OYAN Raffle Big Winners
Friday April 20, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Playwright's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

4:00pm

Pre-Author Event Reception

Tickets for the author talk may be purchased. Light refreshments will be served.
University of Oregon Bookstore will be onsite to sell  books by the author. Attendees may bring books from home or purchase them fto have Jordan Sonnenblick sign after his  talk.

 

 


Friday April 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA
 
Saturday, April 21
 

8:00am

Registration Desk Hours for Saturday
Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

Welcome and Keynote Address: Patti Dobrowolski
The Saturday day of programming gets off to a lively start right off the bat: Following a brief welcome, very special keynote speaker Patti Dobrowolski will engage attendees with her highly-interactive presentation "Drawing Solutions: How a Simple Picture Will Change Everything."

The odds against you making change in your life are 9 to 1. This dynamic presentation will show you how to beat those odds. Learn a simple, visual, goal-setting process that you can immediately use in your world to help yourself and your team turn vision into reality. Author of DRAWING SOLUTIONS: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life, Patti Dobrowolski will show you how to leverage the latest neuroscience, business strategy and drawing to train your brain to identify and stay focused to achieve key goals. Find out how you can make change more easily and you don't even need to know how to draw.

Make sure you're here to get inspired, challenged, and pumped up to enjoy a great day of learning and connecting!

Moderators
JC

Jane Corry

Youth Librarian (retired), Multnomah County Library

Speakers
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Patti Dobrowolski

Up Your Creative Genius
Patti Dobrowolski, author of DRAWING SOLUTIONS: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life, is founder of Up Your Creative Genius, a consulting firm that uses visuals and creative processes to help companies and individuals around the world accelerate growth and change. A critically acclaimed comic... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Composer's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Break
Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Composer's Hall Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA