Oldest OLA Constitution

And yet another gem that I stumbled upon at the Oregon State Library (State of Oregon Library) is the oldest Oregon Library Association (OLA) constitution established around 1942. Our library constitution is modeled after the Washington Library Association (WLA) constitution. I had to chuckle at the .50 cent membership fee that it listed, and I had found another copy in which there was a proposed $1 membership fee. Maybe the Northwest conservative nature won the lower proposed fee because membership fees remained at .50 cents several years after.

If you would like to investigate additional Oregon library history, please check out A Journey Through Time which is posted on the OLA web site.  Enjoy!!!



About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on May 30, 2012, in Libraries, Oregon Library Association and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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