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Welcome to the 2020 OASL Online conference! 

You can view more details about this event at bit.ly/oasl2020

All registered attendees are invited to create a Sched account for this event. The OASL 2020 online meeting Dashboard will contain the Zoom meeting links for this event. The dashboard will be shared by email after registration is complete, for easy access to breakout rooms.

Questions? Please contact one of our conference chairs:

Co-chair Kasey Fernandez - kfernandez@ttsd.k12.or.us
Co-chair Laura Stewart - lstewart1@ttsd.k12.or.us
Sessions chair Miranda Doyle - doylem@loswego.k12.or.us
Vendor Chair Vanessa Ceccarelli - ceccarev@hsd.k12.or.us
OASL President Kate Weber - president@oasl.olaweb.org

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Saturday, October 10
 

8:30am PDT

OASL 2020 Welcome & Launch
Speakers
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Kasey Fernandez

District Library Media Specialist, Tigard Tualatin School District
avatar for Vanessa Ceccarelli

Vanessa Ceccarelli

District Teacher-Librarian, Hillsboro SD


Saturday October 10, 2020 8:30am - 8:50am PDT
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9:00am PDT

A New Pathway to Publishing: the Story of the A Kids Book About Empire
Speakers
avatar for Jelani Memory

Jelani Memory

Author, co-founder & CEO, A Kids Book About
Jelani Memory is an African American entrepreneur, thinker, and constant learner. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and six kids. He still wants to be an artist when he grows up.

Sponsors
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Caitlin Bird

Gale Cengage Learning
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Gale Cengage Learning

Director, Consortia West, Gale Cengage Learning
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Hilly Kravitz

Gale Cengage Learning
Hilit Kravitz


Saturday October 10, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
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10:00am PDT

Author Talk with Award-Winning Project LIT author Padma Venkatraman
Speakers
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Padma Venkatraman

Author
Padma Venkatraman worked as an oceanographer, directed a school, and lived in 5 countries before becoming an American author. Her middle grade debut, THE BRIDGE HOME (February 2019, Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin), is a contender for the Global Read Aloud initiative. Her previous novels... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Jeana Menger

Jeana Menger

Director, Oregon MLS Program, Emporia State University
Emporia State University SLIM MLS Program - Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) has been preparing students for work in library and information science fields since 1902. SLIM has been part of Oregon's library community since 1994. Our 36-credit-hour... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
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11:00am PDT

Trauma Informed Care in the Age of COVID19
Speakers

Saturday October 10, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
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11:50am PDT

Lunch Break
Saturday October 10, 2020 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Intermission

12:20pm PDT

OASL Business
Saturday October 10, 2020 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Diverse Books for Your Elementary Collection
Speakers
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Jaime Thoreson

Sherwood Public Library
Jaime Thoreson holds an MLS from Emporia State University School of Information Management. She has worked in libraries since 1996. Collection Development and being silly at storytime rank high among her favorite work tasks, but her passion lies in providing readers’ advisory to... Read More →
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Samantha Wikstrom

Children's Librarian, Tualatin Public Library
Samantha Wikstrom has been a Children’s Librarian for more than 16 years. She’s worked in public libraries in North Carolina, Iowa and most recently Tualatin, Oregon. Her areas of expertise include early literacy and children’s music. Some of her favorite books are Actual Size... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Phil Orlowski

Phil Orlowski

Northwest Division Sales Manager, Bound to Stay Bound
Since 1920, Bound to Stay Bound Books has offered a selection of the most popular titles for K-12 libraries and classrooms, in the highest quality, unconditionally guaranteed binding available in the industry. We stock over 18,000 titles, most of which are available for immediate... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

School Library Operations in the Age of COVID19
How are you and your library adapting and changing during pandemic? From curbside pickup to virtual class visits during distance learning, online storytimes to tech support for teachers, ebooks to Chromebooks, most of us have had no choice but to adapt and change since March. What are your library priorities? What are the implications for the future of school library services? Join our panel to discuss the changes, challenges, and success stories.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Doyle

Miranda Doyle

District Librarian, Lake Oswego School District
Miranda Doyle is the District Librarian for Lake Oswego School District.

Sponsors
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Andrea Hotton

OverDrive
Andrea Hotton is an Account Executive for OverDrive Education. Andrea has spent the last 20 years working with schools across Canada to implement digital resources into the 21st century classroom.  Her passion is in helping educators engage students with Literacy and Personalized... Read More →
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Suzy Nash

Overdrive
OverDrive Education is the leading digital reading platform for K-12 schools, offering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video. As a 100% digital company serving over 27,000 schools worldwide, OverDrive combines technology with content to support... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Supporting Transgender and LGBTQIA+ students in the library
Speakers
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Kit Lorelied

Public Services Assistant, Tualatin Public Library
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Sinclaire St Claire

Public Services Assistant, Tualatin Public Library


Saturday October 10, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Diverse Books for Your Secondary Collection
Speakers
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Aimee Meuchel

Teen Librarian, Tualatin Public Library


Saturday October 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Reading Programs for All! OBOB/ORCA/BCCCA/PGA 2020-2021
Speakers
avatar for Libby Hamler-Dupras

Libby Hamler-Dupras

Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Committee Chair
I've always believed that the power of books and reading can positively change children's lives and that's why I became a Teacher-Librarian and classroom teacher. I've served as the Committee Chair for the BCCCA (Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award) for the past several years and... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Ferrell-Burns

Elaine Ferrell-Burns

Board Member, OASL & OBOB
Elaine has spent 33 years educating students K-12, including 13 as a teacher-librarian. In her semi-retirement, she has served as a Library Media adjunct instructor and supervisor at her alma mater, Portland State University, acted as the OBOB Administrative Chair, and is currently... Read More →
avatar for Lori Lieberman

Lori Lieberman

Teacher-Librarian, Lincoln High School
I've been an elementary, middle school, and high school librarian in Portland Public Schools. In a past life, I was a law librarian in SF and LA. I'm the incoming ORCA chair, OASL Scholarships liaison, and on the YALSA Research Committee. Follow my Instagram @LHSLibraryLori


Saturday October 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Respond to Racism: Community Viewing and Discussion
As a senior last year at Lake Oswego's Lakeridge High School, Mya Gordon directed a documentary, "Lake 'No Negro' ", about Oregon's history of racial exclusion and Lake Oswego's current problems with racism in its schools and community. She will present her documentary and speak about the challenges of growing up as a person of color in a community with a racist past - and present. Along with community groups like Respond to Racism, she has worked for change and will share ideas for how our state can move forward on issues of social justice. Find the documentary here for viewing at the beginning of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Mya Gordon

Mya Gordon

Recent Lake Oswego graduate, current college student, University of Pennsylvania
Mya Gordon is a college student, 2020 graduate of Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, and an activist, speaker, and documentary maker. Mya founded the equity council at her school, co-chaired the school district's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, and works to... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Using books to build social-emotional learning: Author Talk with Trudy Ludwig
Speakers
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Trudy Ludwig

National Speaker, Author
Bio:Trudy Ludwig is a nationally acclaimed speaker and an award-winning author who specializes in writing children's books that help kids connect and engage with their peers in kind, caring ways. She has received rave reviews from educators, experts, organizations, and parents for... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Jennifer Maydole

Jennifer Maydole

Educational Consultant, Mackin
For more than 35 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, Mackin has access to more than 20,000 publishers and a collection of 3 million printed titles, MackinMaker... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Vendor Happy Hour
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Ceccarelli

Vanessa Ceccarelli

District Teacher-Librarian, Hillsboro SD


Saturday October 10, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
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