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Special Ticketed Event [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 19

12:00pm PDT

Box Lunches Available
Wednesday April 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Willamette Ball Room Salem Convention Center

6:00pm PDT

Public Library Division (PLD) Reception & Dinner- Little Italy Buffet ($50)

Come enjoy an evening of celebration and meeting up with friends at the PLD Banquet. We're very excited to have guest speakers April Baer (State of Wonder host) and Sarah Rothenfluch (Executive Editor of News) from Oregon Public Broadcasting.

In this age of fake news, journalists are under fire from bloggers to the White House. Journalists and librarians share a common interest in providing our audiences with balanced and authoritative resources. April and Sarah will discuss the current landscape for journalists and how we can both stay afloat in this volatile sea of misinformation and continue to provide our communities with the information they can depend on. We hope you join us!​

"Little Italy Buffet" Menu includes mushroom and grilled balsamic vegetable platters, radicchio or romaine salads, risotto with manchego cheese, roasted chicken stuffed with basil & lemon ricotta, bucatini with basil marinara, and herbed creamy polenta.

A no-host bar is also included.


April Baer

State of Wonder host, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Sarah Rothenfluch

Executive Editor of News, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Wednesday April 19, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Croisan Rooms
Thursday, April 20

8:00pm PDT

OLA President's Party ($25)
The President's Party is an 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! Also, if you are so inclined, you have the option of trying something new this year… a few rounds of “speed networking”! This is perfect for those of us here to make new friends, contacts and grow our professional communities.   

Thursday April 20, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Marion Room
Friday, April 21

7:00am PDT

Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award Breakfast ($25)

Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award Breakfast

Start your day off joyfully at 2017 Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award Breakfast! This annual event honors an individual who has contributed greatly to the children of Oregon in library service or children’s literature. Learn about the inspiring achievements of the Lampman Award recipient, mingle with fellow OLA members, and enjoy a delicious catered breakfast at this time-honored event now in its 35th year. Children's Services Division. ​

Friday April 21, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am PDT
Board Room

5:00pm PDT

Maggie Stiefvater - Author Event & Book SIgning

NYT Bestselling author and Printz Award honoree Maggie Stiefvater talks about what an average work day looks like (featuring Internet shenanigans, goats, vomit, and fire), followed by a book signing. Readers may bring books from home or purchase them on-site.


Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Loucks Auditorium Salem Public Library