Growing Literacy in Oregon
Welcome to the Oregon State Literacy Association. As of July 1, the Oregon Reading Association has transitioned to the Oregon State Literacy Association (OSLA), an affiliate of the International Literacy Association. OSLA will continue the work of ORA under its new name and with renewed energy and purpose. In order to do that, we need your help. We are seeking volunteers for the following positions:
Oracle - OSLA online literacy publication
Editor of The Oracle, the association newsletter that is produced 3 times a year
English Language Learners columnist for The Oracle
Secondary Reading columnist for The Oracle
Families and Reading columnist for The Oracle
Legislative Action/Literacy Advocacy committee chair
Liaison with Oregon Council of Teachers of English
If you want more information or are interested in any of these positions or can recommend someone for any of these positions, please email email@example.com Your contributions will help grow literacy in Oregon.
Literacy Leadership Opportunities
Oregon Reader's Choice Award
The Oregon Reader's Choice Award Committee is looking for new members, including 3 ORA members, 2 CSD members, and 1 OYAN member. Members on this committee have the opportunity to focus their reading on a specific division (grades 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12), decide on the final list of 8 books in their division, create booktalks, potentially co-present at the spring Oregon Library Association Conference, and get to know other people around Oregon who are just as passionate about getting great books into the hands of kids and teens!
One of the great things about being an ORCA committee member is that members are not required to attend any in-person meetings--all of our discussions are through Google docs. However, something to be aware of is that we do a lot of reading, and the reading, online discussions, and preparing for the OLA presentation can make it really busy from February through April.
Check out our website at https://oregonreaderschoiceaward.wordpress.com/
If you have any questions, e-mail MacKenize Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in being an ORCA Committee member, please email me back by August 31 with answers to the following questions:
1) Why do you want to be a member of the Oregon Reader's Choice Award Committee?
2) Do you currently, or have you in the past, served on a book award committee? If yes, please briefly describe your experience.
3) There are 3 divisions that members read for: grades 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12. Please list your top 2 division choices that you would prefer to read for.
4) Are you a member of the Oregon Reading Association, OLA - Children's Services Division (CSD), or OLA - Oregon Young Adult Network (OYAN)? Please specify which one(s).
OSLA Leadership Camp
If you would like to take a more active role in OSLA and/or your local council, OSLA Leadership Camp is an excellent opportunity. Leadership Camp will be held in Albany, Oregon on August 5th and 6th. For more information, contact Diana Sohn
Profession membership dues are $35 a year and student memberships are $20 a year. Memberships can be renewed online
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OSLA Membership Direction
OSLA Professional Development Chair Beth Elliot was recognized at the Celebrate Literacy Event hosted by the Portland Reading Council.