Emporia SLIM S.C.A.L.A. Professional Development Workshop

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We are very excited to host a professional development workshop with generous help from SLIM.  The workshop will be on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00-1:00 in Cramer Hall room 401, in Portland, Oregon.

We have professionals from public, school, and academic libraries as well as someone from archives.  There will be resume review, mock interview questions, and a panel discussion.  Again, this is open to all students and alumni so please invite folks to attend that you think might be interested.  All of the details can be found at the Facebook link here:


If you have questions or comments message Katie Patterson, at the above Facebook link.

Upcoming EMPORIA S.C.A.L.A. Student and Alumni Social Event

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EMPORIA State University SCALA has a couple of events coming up that I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of.

First, there is a student and alumni social on Saturday, June 2nd from 5:00-8:00 at The Rookery Bar located at 1331 SW Broadway.  For those of you who have class that weekend, the bar is a short walk from PSU.

You can see all of the details and RSVP at the Facebook event here:


If you know of any students or alumni that you think might want to come, please invite them to attend!

Join SCALA Oregon for THINK & DRINK Trivia: Banned Books Week Edition!

drink&thinkWe are hosting another Drink & Think Trivia!  This time we’re

bringing you the Banned Books Week Edition!  Our last fundraiser back

in April was very successful, with 600 books and $200 donated to the

Children’s Book Bank and Books to Prisoners!!  This time, we are going

donate the proceeds to the Freedom to Read Foundation.

You can find the Facebook event page here:


If anyone wants to help us spread the word (which we would be thrilled

about!), please share our flyer!  It can be printed or

shared digitally.  You can also help by inviting people to the event

on Facebook!

Here are all of the event details:

SCALA Oregon Presents:

Drink & Think Trivia

Banned Books Week Edition

September 30th

Black Water

835 NE Broadway

7:00 PM

$5 per person

Team limit of six people

All proceeds will benefit the Freedom to Read Foundation

Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the winners!

For more info, check out:




SCALA Portland meeting: Intellectual Freedom- 4/1/2017


SCALA Emporia Portland: Intellectual Freedom Discussion 4/1/2017 with

Candace Morgan

SCALA Portland will be discussing Intellectual Freedom with Candace Morgan as it references peoples rights to read, view, and listen to a variety of resources.

SCALA Emporia Portland: Hosting a Trivia Night!! (April 15, 2017)


SCALA Emporia Portland will host a Trivia Night, April 15, 2017, from 7 pm-9 pm,  at the Black Water Bar, in Portland, Oregon. Trivia Night monies raised will help support both the Children’s Book Bank and Books for Prisoners Programs. Come have a fun evening supporting a couple of great programs, and have great fun with Trivia questions.

“Liberty Through Literacy” Book Drive & Kickoff Event!

“Liberty Through Literacy” Book Drive & Kickoff Event!

The Oregon Student Chapter of the American Library Association is proud to announce the Liberty Through Literacy Book Drive, which will take place from April 12 to May 12, 2014. Donors are encouraged to bring books to collection locations in Portland and Salem. Books will be donated to libraries at the Marion County Correctional Facility and the Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility, to aid in education and employment opportunities. The right to better oneself through education is a freedom that belongs to all people, and that education in turn benefits all people—Your books will help!

A kick-off event and donation drive will be held on April 12, 2014, from 6:30-8:30pm at Huber’s Cafe, 411 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR, 97204. We encourage people to come by, drop off books, have a drink, and learn more about how your donations will help those in need. This is an all-ages and free event. Food and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

All books are welcome, but the librarians specifically need softcover, recently published (last 2 years), books about: art, history, journalism, law/justice system, pre-algebra, algebra, basic math, chemistry, psychology, history, biology, etc., crafts, cooking, graphic novels, biographies, Spanish language, Japanese language learner, Hi-Lo, books, a recent encyclopedia set, and young adult/adult novels.

Feel free to bring donations either to the kickoff event, or to any of the following Drop-off locations:


Whole Foods, Hollywood

4301 NE Sandy Blvd

Portland, OR 97213

8am-10pm 7 days a week

Newspace Center for Photography, 1632 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Mon-Thurs 10am-10:30pm

Fri-Sun 10am-6pm


Ike Box Coffee Shop

299 Cottage St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Mon-Thurs 6:30am-10pm

Fri 6:30am-9pm

Sat 7am-6pm

Sun 8am-6pm

Broadway Coffeehouse

1300 Broadway St NE #100, Salem, OR 97301

Open daily 6am-10pm

Our sincerest thanks for any and all donations, and we would LOVE for you to come to the kickoff event on Saturday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30pm at Huber’s Cafe, 411 SW 3rd Ave., Portland. Hope to see you then!

Lend a Hand at Library Prom – Between the Stacks

If your attending Library Prom – Between the Stacks, we could use a few items to help make it a success.

If your interested please let us know:  slim or scala at gmail dot com (no spaces)


Item                                                     Have                      Need                         Position Filled?

napkins, plates,


ice x Filled
coolers X Filled
stamp/ink pad x Filled
Props  x Filled
sign for front door x
bottle openers (x 2) X Filled
tape X
cash box for drinks X
cash box for door X
tablecloths X
paper towels x
Platters and bowls for snacks? X Filled
punch bowl (non-alcohol) X
ladle for punch X
balloons x
tip jar X
Bowls for Snacks X Filled

Library Prom – Between the Stacks

Emporia State University Student Chapter of the American Library Association presents our 4th annual

Library Prom – Between the Stacks

May 12th, 2012 // @ 7pm to 10pm

Q-Center PDX // 4115 N. Mississippi Ave

RSVP on our Facebook event page! Tickets: Advance RSVP = $6

At the door = $8

DJ Bruce LaBruiser

DJ Dewey Decimal Photobooth by Bloodhound Photography

MUST BE 21 AND UP // $3 drinks // Light Refreshments

Nike Tour Report

SCALA recently took a field trip to the Nike fabric library. Just as in the libraries we’re all accustomed to, the Nike library houses rows of shelves with multicolored contents; in this library, though, the cases contain fabric swatches on hangers. Other sections hold notions – drawers filled with zipper pulls, grommets and rings.

The library collects fabric samples (tens of thousands of them) from Nike’s vendors, and makes them available to the apparel designers. Swatches are labeled with identifying characteristics, tagged according to price, and sorted by vendor location (to facilitate sourcing in the same area as production). As with books, the color of a swatch doesn’t matter at all in its classification — the library likes to have one dark and one light sample of a fabric, but color isn’t a defining characteristic for the library’s purposes. Ann Desimone, the library manager, weeds the collection from time to time, but she maintains a historical card file of every type of fabric that has passed through the library.

Ms. Desimone also makes two “collection development” trips to Paris each year for fabric shows, and puts together exhibits for Nike designers on coming trends. It’s an impressive system for collecting and organizing the fabric in the Nike world!

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