2018-2019 Officers

Congratulations to this school year’s SCALA officers!

President: Elliot Stapleton

Vice Presidents: Blake Kincaid and Forrest Johnson

Secretary: Lynne Halladay

Treasurers: Christopher Melton and Jonathan Ulrich

Event Coordination Committee: Amy Stewart, Keegan Spring, Laura Connealy

Social Media Committee: Jennifer Wells (chair), Alyssa Collins and Barbara Fischer (website)

More About Graduation

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The OR-17 cohort will be graduating Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 1 PM at the OHSU Auditorium at Oregon Health & Science University on the SW Sam Jackson Park Road. Here is a map: http://www.ohsu.edu/map/ . Parking available in Lots 10 & D.

Speakers will be Natalia Fernandez, curator and archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives and OSU Queer Archives at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, and  Lynne Stahl, OR-17 Emporia SLIM cohort.

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 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.

Oregon Library Association 2017 Conference

Oregon’s Library Association (OLA) 2017 Conference will be held April 19-22, 2017, in Salem, Oregon. This year’s OLA theme is “Thriving Together.” The inspiration for this came about as a way to honor the inclusion of our friends and members at the Oregon Association of School Libraries by expanding this year’s conference with an additional Saturday program, which the OLA hopes everyone will enjoy.

http://www.olaweb.org/conferences for more information .


2014-2015 Oregon SCALA Officers

Attention, SLIM students! The results are in, and here are your 2014-15 SCALA officers: President – Jennifer Rogers Vice President – Aaron Novinger Secretary – Haylee Kai Treasurer – Anne Keech Event Coordinators – Sharalyn Williams, Malia McCollister, Caitlin Alweis, Mindy Nichols Community Outreach Liaisons – Amanda Woods, Nicole Langley, Sylvie Huhn Web Presence & Social Networking Coordinators – Gary Furuyama, Amanda Kundert Congratulations to all of you, and a very warm welcome to the many new officers!

“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!

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