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Berry Botanic Garden

Part-time reference librarian at Lake Oswego Public Library, Claire Kellogg is working as a volunteer on a project for The Berry Botanic Garden. They have a cataloged collection of books (several hundred she thinks) but they are not in any computer program. She is planning to input and make a “catalog” using Microsoft Access. Most of the the work is being completed at the LOPL library, since it will be more convenient than working at the garden which is in the Dunthorpe area of Portland, near L & C college.

One or two volunteers needed:

1. anyone with Access experience who could set up the database would be great.

(Claire is just an Access “beginner” so any expertise with it would be greatly appreciated!)

2. someone interested to put in 4 or more hours inputing the data would be great as well.

She would like to finish this project by the end of October. Although the actual data input would be done at Lake Oswego PL, a “field trip” to the Berry Botanic Garden would also be arranged to keep it interesting.

If you are interested, please call or email Claire to discuss times that would work for you.

(library phone: 503 675-2540 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            503 675-2540      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or home: 503 632-6576 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            503 632-6576      end_of_the_skype_highlighting) email: ckellogg@ci.oswego.or.us

Future Meeting

We are having a SCALA meeting.
Please note that this is not something that everyone needs to attend. This is a meeting for those who are interested in taking on some responsibility/role/assignment.

If you are unable to attend or feel that you don’t have the time or resources right now that is absolutely fine! There will be future opportunities for participation. (:

SCALA meeting
day: Sat, Aug 5th
time: 1:00PM
location: Lucky Lab Brewpub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd,
Portland, OR 97214

Please bring any ideas, resources, etc. that you want to share or put forward for consideration

Meeting Minutes

SCALA Steering Committee Meeting

Meeting Details
Date and Time
· 6/10/2006, 12:30 PM
· Cha! Cha! Cha! SW 6th Ave, Portland
· Steering committee formation

· Present
§ Allie Flanary
§ Sarah-Lynda Johnson
§ Sara Poly
§ Kevin Moore
· Not Present
§ Sue Kunda
§ Jennifer Whitlock

· Liaisons went to OR-7 orientation and successfully obtained e-mail addresses for 27 new students who are interested in joining SCALA-OR.

Status of Old Action Items
· No old action items

· Those present vote unanimously to maintain an OR-6 “steering committee” which will report to SCALA-OR. OR-7 students will have a role in developing projects.
· Steering committee will organize one substantial service project
· Possibility of “adopting” a library, etc.
· SCALA (both steering and main membership) will develop several smaller projects
· Possibility of volunteering ushering services, etc. for August PNLA conference, SLA receptions, other opportunities
· Main focus of SCALA-OR steering committee for 2006-2007 will be on developing sound infrastructure
· Developing web presence by working with Lori to utilize the SLIM-OR webspace
· Fostering greater connection with SCALA @ ESU

Next Meeting
Date and Time
· TBD – check your email
· TBD – check your email
· Check activities performed/hosted by other SCALA chapters (S-L)
· Compile list of potential agencies for “big” project
· Connect with Brandon Barnett about PNLA
· Begin scheduling process

Other Student Chapters

Just wanted to share some of the accomplishments and endeavors of other SCALA chapters. Check out the events pages/calendars, these guys are doing a lot of cool stuff!





http://www.hawaii.edu/ala/ (check the photos, those folks have FUN)