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Resources for Academic Libraries
Administrative Resources
Orbis Cascade Alliance 
 
Library Laws of Oregon 
 
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants
Academic libraries can apply for competitive grants under Oregon's state LSTA program. Grant guidelines are released in mid-January and are posted on the web on the Oregon's LSTA Competitive Grants page.
Links to online academic statistics   
 
Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse 
The Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse (OIFC) collects reports on formally challenged materials from all types of Oregon libraries (school, academic, and public).  OIFC uses challenge reports as a resource to help libraries deal with challenges.
Senate Bill 950 (Oregon Public Records)
 
Statewide Database Licensing 
Oregon's LSTA program subsidizes academic library access to a suite of statewide databases. The Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC) includes several academic members who participate in the database licensing process.
 

 
Communications
Electronic Discussion Mailing Lists 

The State Library hosts the Libs-Or list which is used for major announcements and general library messages. There is also a one-way list, AL-Directors, to which the State Library adds new directors.   

Oregon Library Directory 

Libraries can edit their own entries, so please help by checking your library's information annually.  

 
Continuing Education
Library and Information Science materials  
 
New titles added to OSL's Library Science collection are announced on Libs-Or and posted on the related blog. Suggestions of titles to acquire are welcome.
 
Northwest Central 
Northwest Central is an active clearinghouse of continuing education opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. It is easy to get an account and share offerings.
 
Webinars from the College of DuPage 

 
Information Literacy Resources
 
OSLIS
OSLIS, a project of the Oregon Association of School Libraries in partnership with the State Library, is an information literacy website and the Oregon K-12 community's portal to the statewide databases. It features an up-to-date citation maker for APA and MLA that is used by some academic institutions.
 
CLIP project
The Cooperative Library Instruction Project (CLIP) was a partnership between Chemeketa Community College, Lane Community College, Oregon State University, Western Oregon University and Willamette University whose mission is to design and develop sharable, web-based tutorials to assist in library instruction and  information literacy development.



 
Professional Organizations
ALA’s Association of College & Research Libraries  
 
OLA’s Association of College & Research Libraries 
 
Association of Research Libraries
 
Readers Advisory and Reference Resources
Answerland 
Oregon's 24x7 online reference service. Software can also be used to support in-house reference.
Oregon Authors Website 
 
Oregon Poetry Collection  
 
Resources in the Oregon State Library Collection related to Oregon Tribes  
 
Statewide Database Licensing Program