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ACRL Oregon & Washington Fall Conference is Next Week!

Thanks for registering for what promises to be a great fall conference at Menucha. Hopefully you’re as excited as we are to gather next week (Thursday – Friday, October 23-24, for those who need a reminder)!

To help you plan for your time at Menucha here are some reminders and tips:

What should you wear?

Comfy clothes that you can layer. And because we’re all Northwesterners, you’ll already have your raincoat and boots ready to go, right?

What should you bring?

Besides comfy clothes, plan to bring:

  • a notebook or other notetaking device (i.e., the swag is not a notebook this year);
  • your electronic device – there should be wireless available;
  • a water bottle (again – not the swag this year);
  • bedding and towels ARE provided – so only bring your favorite pillow if that’s important to you;
  • and the regular toiletry stuff that you need to make yourself look awake and smell pretty Friday morning.

What will we be doing?

A detailed schedule can now be found online, http://acrloregon.org/2014acrlorwaconference/. We will also have poster versions of the schedule at Menucha.

Really, when should I get there?

Check-in is from 11-12:00 on Thursday, but don’t wait until the last minute — schedule enough time to check in to your room, and then join everyone at 11:50 a.m. for an introduction to Menucha.

How do I get there?

Here are directions: http://menucha.org/about-us/directions

Any other questions?

Feel free to ask me. Additionally, there is lots more info on the ACRL-OR/WA conference website: http://acrloregon.org/2014acrlorwaconference/

~ Hannah
(ACRL-OR President, 2014-2015)

Final Reminder – ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference Registration Closes Tomorrow

Registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 1 – this is your last chance to register for Menucha!

Professional Identify and Technology: Looking Forward
2014 ACRL Oregon & Washington Fall Joint Conference
Thursday October 23, 2014 @12pm – Friday, October 24, 2014 @12pm
Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, Corbett, OR

Join library colleagues from across Oregon and Washington for two days of insightful and thought-provoking conversation about issues related to the intersections of librarianship and technology, and the implications for our work, identities, users and institutions. Topics will include gender/identity and technology, how libraries of all sizes can realistically take advantage of new and emerging technologies, and future directions for the use of technology in libraries. Keynote speakers are Deborah Hicks and Chris Bourg.
Registration and full details about this single-track conference are available on the conference webpage <http://acrloregon.org/2014acrlorwaconference/>.

Deborah Hicks, a 2014 PhD candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, examines the discourses that information professionals working in various library settings use to describe their professional identity.

Chris Bourg, Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Public Services for the Stanford University Libraries, is a sociologist by training and often speaks on issues of gender and status.

We look forward to seeing you at Menucha!

Reminder – ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference Early Registration Closes Tomorrow

Professional Identify and Technology:  Looking Forward
2014 ACRL Oregon & Washington Fall Joint Conference Thursday, October 23, 2014 @12pmFriday, October 24, 2014 @12pm Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, Corbett, OR

Early registration closes Friday, Sept. 26
Late registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 1

Join library colleagues from across Oregon and Washington for two days of insightful and thought-provoking conversation about issues related to the intersections of librarianship and technology, and the implications for our work, identities, users and institutions. Topics will include gender/identity and technology, how libraries of all sizes can realistically take advantage of new and emerging technologies, and future directions for the use of technology in libraries. Keynote speakers are Deborah Hicks and Chris Bourg.

Registration and full details about this single-track conference are available on the conference webpage<http://acrloregon.org/2014acrlorwaconference/>.

Deborah Hicks, a 2014 PhD candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, examines the discourses that information professionals working in various library settings use to describe their professional identity.

Chris Bourg, Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Public Services for the Stanford University Libraries, is a sociologist by training and often speaks on issues of gender and status.

We look forward to seeing you at Menucha!

2014 ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence Winner

The annual ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence recognizes an individual or group who achieves excellence in the field by significantly improving Oregon academic libraries or librarianship.

This year’s award winner is The Library User-experience & Assessment Un-Conference (LUAU) team. LUAU is recognized for the team’s positive impact on Oregon libraries by bringing together academic librarians from across the Pacific Northwest.

The LUAU team members include Rick Stoddart (OSU/UI), Donna Reed (PCC), Diane Provak (UI), Frank Haulgren (WWU), Kate Rubick, (L&C), Laura Zeigen (OHSU), Lori Ricgilano (UPS), Meredith Farkas (PSU/PCC), Steve Borellii (WSU), Steve Hiller (UW), and Anya Arnold (Alliance).

LUAU built trust to share library assessment expertise across the Alliance and with non-Alliance members within the Northwest area; identified library assessment experts and projects within the Alliance; and articulated common library assessment priorities in the field.

ACRL-Oregon commends this team for their initiative in pursuing grant money to assist in funding the project, fostering new relationships, and their commitment to potentially regularly holding the un-conference.

LUAU was funded through a grant from the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

Call for ACRL-OR/WA Conference Proposals – “shock talks” and posters

You’ve heard of lightning talks. Well, this year at the ACRL OR/WA Annual Joint Conference at Menucha we’re bringing you shock talks – talks that are even shorter, but still pack a punch! You’ll have two minutes and the format is up to you – no slide requirements. Just tell us about something interesting or thought-provoking or important or…shocking (see what we did there) relating to professional identity and technology.

These fast, fun talks will give more people a chance to participate and will allow many more ideas to be thrown into our two-day discussion about professional identity and technology. Whatever part of the library you work in – from library director to paraprofessional to library school student – you have something to add to this discussion and we want to hear from you!

We’re also seeking poster proposals! Have you done some interesting research in your library, created a fantastic outreach program, developed a new technology-related service, or anything else you are excited about and want to share? If so, submitting a poster is a great way to share what you’ve been up to. Your poster can be in traditional poster format or digital.

To submit your idea for a shock talk or a poster, please go to https://ola.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_174842 and fill out our quick proposal form by Friday, September 19th at 11:59pm. We will review all of the submissions and let you know if you’re in by Friday, October 5th.

P.S. shock talks and posters that are in some way related to the conference theme will be given preference, but you are welcome to propose a talk or poster on any topic your heart desires!

Registration opens for the 2014 ACRL-OR/WA Joint Fall Conference (Menucha)

Professional Identity and Technology: Looking Forward
2014 ACRL Oregon & Washington Fall Joint Conference
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @12pm – Friday, October 24, 2014 @12pm
Menucha Retreat & Conference Center

Join library colleagues from across Oregon and Washington for two days of insightful and thought-provoking conversation about issues related to the intersections of librarianship and technology, and the implications for our work, identities, users and institutions. Topics will include gender/identity and technology, how libraries of all sizes can realistically take advantage of new and emerging technologies, and future directions for the use of technology in libraries.

Keynote speakers are:
Deborah Hicks, a 2014 PhD candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, examines the discourses that information professionals working in various library settings use to describe their professional identity.
Chris Bourg, Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Public Services for the Stanford University Libraries, is a sociologist by training and often speaks on on issues of gender and status.

Registration and full details about this single-track conference are available on the conference webpage.

We look forward to seeing you at Menucha!

ACRL-OR Provides Access to ACRL eLearning Webinars

ACRL-OR is pleased to offer complimentary access to select, archived ACRL professional development eLearning webinars for Oregon academic librarians. One or two archived webinars will be added each academic year (as long as ACRL offers this benefit to chapters).  These webinars are a benefit of ACRL-OR membership, thus a librarian holding ACRL-OR membership must sponsor any planned webinar event. These webinars can be used as professional development opportunities for your library or small group gathering, but please note that ACRL stipulates that these webinars are only for single-location viewing.

To schedule a webinar viewing, please use the following guidelines:

1) An ACRL-OR member librarian must sponsor the webinar event and serve as the event contact.

2) Choose an archived webinar from the list of available webinars.

3) Check the webinar calendar to be sure the webinar you want is available on the date of your event.

4) Request webinar access by emailing ACRL-OR Board Member, Uta.Hussong-Christian; include the webinar title and date of your event (your request will be added to the webinar calendar).

5) Please abide by ACRL’s (national) guidelines for chapter use of these webinars: “Your group registration allows you to project the Webcast to participants in the same location.” This means that only one login is allowed per event and that the webinar is only for single-location viewing. The designated contact should not provide the webinar login to other individuals for the purposes of remote viewing outside of the scheduled event. These are ACRL’s limitations in exchange for complimentary access; ACRL-OR asks that you respect these limitations.

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