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It's cold season and patrons need some good reads! Check out these #ORLISBooks so you can inspire them. #FridayReads

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Today's #FridayReads are brought to you by famous ice skaters in Oregon! These are some great items in our collection. #PortlandBuckaroos #hockey #figureskating #tonyaharding

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Answerland Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, January 23rd from
10am to 11am Pacific Time
http://www.oregon.gov/…/d…/LSTA_Adv_Council_Jan2018_PRAG.pdf

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Great article about the valuable services being offered by our libraries in Eastern Oregon!

Almost everyone now has a smartphone in their pockets — a portal to random facts or the president’s stream of consciousness. As information becomes easier to access, public libraries have had to examine the services they provide and prove to patrons that they remain relevant.Proof of r
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State Library Newsletter: Letter to Libraries Online January 2018

http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LTLO/LTLOJan2018/Jan2018LTLO.htm

The Board Executive Committee met on Monday, December 18, 2017 by phone and approved the January 19, 2018 Board meeting agenda. The meeting will be held at the State Library in Salem, Oregon. The public is always welcome to attend.
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Happy holidays! As our #TalkingBookTuesday campaign nears its end, this week we’d like to introduce Joel, the man behind the proverbial curtain. On top of his normal tasks, Joel has been running most of the #TalkingBookTuesday campaign. He’s gotten so good at it he can now draft posts without looking at his screen, as exemplified by the video below.

Joel is the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library registrar, meaning he reviews all new incoming applications, sets up new ...accounts, and coordinates the user database to make sure records stay clean. He also loves wearing his festive sloth ugly Christmas sweater, again, as exemplified by the video below.

Talking Books registers on average over 1,100 new users every year! Registering is FREE, all of their materials (books, equipment, accessories, etc) are provided at no cost to the user, and they don’t even charge late fees. Give the gift of Talking Books this holiday season, and have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

#TalkingBookTuesday #ORTalkingBooks

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In honor of CCCOER’s 10th anniversary, check out this new addition to our LIS Collection: Affordable Course Materials: Electronic Textbooks and Open Educational Resources, edited by Chris Diaz. Available through ILL! #FridayReads #CCCOER

Save the date! Oregon Reference Summit June 1 2018. #OrRS2018

Save the date! Friday, June 1, 2018 – LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University Join us at this one-day conference with reference-focused content appropriate for all skill levels, libra…
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Oregon has always had a thriving art culture. Come check out some Oregon art history at The State Library! #FridayReads #OregonArt #WPAArt

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Oregon State Library Board will meet by phone on Monday, December 18 at 1:30pm. Details in link: http://www.oregon.gov/…/AgendasPressRe…/121817BoardMtgPR.pdf

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Announcement: State Library Board Executive Committee meeting Dec. 18th.
http://www.oregon.gov/…/AgendasPressR…/121817ExecBoardPR.pdf

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Congratulations to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for uploading their 100,000th book to BARD! That is an incredible milestone, and demonstrates their commitment to their motto: that all may read!

Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library users can download books from BARD three ways: from the BARD website, using the PC-only computer application BARD Express, or the free BARD Mobile app for iOS or Android devices.

Downloading books is a gr...eat way to ensure you have books to read even when we’re out of the office, which is especially helpful throughout the holiday season. Register with Talking Books and create a BARD account today!

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One hundred years ago, in 1917, the State of Oregon passed legislation to establish the Board of Eugenics. The board, made up of superintendents of state hospitals, mental institutions, and prisons, was charged with evaluating and ordering the sterilization of “all persons, male or female who are ...
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Government Information and Library Services Advisory Council Meeting Announcement

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