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Welcome to the 2018 OLA Conference program! Please check back frequently, as more details and information will be continuously added over the coming weeks. See our tips for using Sched.  The conference hashtag is #ORLib18 (twitter / instagram)

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Special Ticketed Event [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 18
 

12:00pm

Pre-ordered Box Lunches Available
Wednesday April 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

6:00pm

Public Library Division (PLD) Reception & Dinner
Come enjoy an evening of celebration and meeting up with friends at the PLD Banquet. You'll enjoy a tasty meal (featuring two entree choices, salad, dessert, and no-host bar) fascinating conversation and networking with your fellow public library folks, and timely insight from special guest speaker, Marnie Webb.

Marnie will share experiences from her extensive work in and outside of the US as CEO of Caravan Studios that will truly help libraries light the way to a bright future for their communities.

Make sure to reserve your ticket for this favorite annual event!

Speakers
avatar for Marnie Webb

Marnie Webb

CEO, Caravan Studios
Marnie Webb is the CEO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Caravan Studios’ collaborative approach uses a theory of technology intervention to allow communities to respond to the issues they care about most. Caravan Studios has used this methodology... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday April 18, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA
 
Thursday, April 19
 

8:00pm

President's Networking Social
Join us at the President's Networking Social!

Take the opportunity to unwind, socialize, and get to know some of your colleagues from all over the state. Come for the conversation, the community, or to start a conga line! There might even be a mirror ball - you'll have to show up to find out. No-host bar and yummy snacks provided.


Thursday April 19, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA
 
Friday, April 20
 

5:00pm

Author Presentation Event & Book Signing: Jordan Sonnenblick
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE!

OLA is immensely pleased and honored to welcome this year's featured author, Jordan Sonnenblick! This special ticketed event is one that can't be missed as Jordan entertains attendees with his presentation "Why I Write (or Hey! There’s Hope for Your Most Annoying Student!)"

In this amusing-to-heartbreaking presentation, award-winning author Jordan Sonnenblick will discuss his journey from class clown to teacher to full-time writer. Bring tissues!

Following the presentation, Jordan will sign books for attendees. Jordan’s newest book, The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade, was published in August 2017 by Scholastic. Learn more at www.jordansonnenblick.com.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Sonnenblick

Jordan Sonnenblick

Author
Jordan Sonnenblick was a public school teacher for fourteen years, but always dreamed of being a writer, so one day in 2003 he sat down and started his first young adult novel, Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, which was published by Scholastic in 2005. Jordan was as surprised as anybody... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Composer's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA
 
Saturday, April 21
 

1:00pm

Pre-ordered Box Lunches Available
Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA