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Need $250 for Professional Development?

The deadline to apply for the final round of the Professional Development Scholarships is Monday, July 31, 2017! Up to two $250 scholarships may be awarded this round.

The ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarships may be used toward conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities. All ACRL-Oregon members may apply. Please visit our scholarship page as well as our FAQ, which contains more information on the evaluation process. To apply, use the online form.

Questions? Contact the ACRL-OR Board President:

Stephanie Debner
ACRL-OR President, 2016-2017
stephanie.debner@mhcc.edu
Mt. Hood Community College

Call for Proposals: 2017 ACRL Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference

This year’s theme is “Tried & True or Shiny & New?” and colleagues across the Northwest are invited to join us on October 19th and 20th to share ideas and inspirations, build community, and enjoy the idyllic setting at Pack Forest Conference Center in Eatonville, WA.

Proposals that consider the ways in which the tension between innovation and tradition is present in our professional lives are welcomed. How do we address those tensions? Is there an inherent conflict between our roles as librarians in the past, and our roles in the present and going into the future? Some questions which might be raised or answered in your proposal could include: what can be lost by refusing to change? What can be gained by preserving established practices? Are there areas of our work which require constant transformation or are in need of meticulous constancy?

Please consider submitting your proposal for a workshop, presentation, panel discussion, or (new this year!) a poster or a 7 minute “Fail Talk” sharing an experience you’ve had with failure.

Submit your proposal, including title, abstract (300 word max), and presentation type here.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: August 11th, 2017. Accepted presentations will be notified August 22nd.

 

Need Research Guide Inspiration?

The newest addition to the ACRL webinar archive is Essentials of Usability Design for Library Research Guides. This webinar was originally broadcast on March 8, 2017.

Access to these ACRL e-Learning webinars is a benefit of ACRL-OR membership, thus a librarian holding 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 viewing event and serve as the designated 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 Communications Coordinator, Aja.Bettencourt-McCarthy; 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: ACRL national provides chapters with limited complimentary access to these webinars to encourage chapter programming, up to 6 remote logins are available. Thus the viewing event is not limited to a single location. However, the designated contact should not share the login information with more than 6 remote attendees (including themselves). These are ACRL’s limitations in exchange for complimentary access; ACRL-OR asks that you respect these limitations.

 

Columbia Gorge Community College adopts Sanctuary Status

On May 9th, The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Board of Education unanimously voted to join a growing list of colleges and the State of Oregon in adopting sanctuary status in light of concerns regarding federal immigration policies. This was a surprising turn of events that played over two months of public comments. At the latest board meeting covering this issue, over 40 students presented testimonials about what sanctuary status would mean to them and their academic goals. The Board was moved by the thoughtfulness and size of students sharing their concerns.

“I’ve been touched by the testimony of so many people over the past few months,” said board member Stu Watson, who brought the successful motion declaring sanctuary. “Obviously there are concerns, and it’s going to be played out in the courts. Yet at the end of the day it’s up to us to take sides” (CGCC, 2017).

Initially, the Board was not in favor of sanctuary status as it might affect federal funding such as Pell Grants. But this resolution doesn’t affect existing policy, and the Board doesn’t expect the vote to have an impact on federal funding.

The Board’s vote aligns with efforts of CGCC to implement Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) programs. CGCC is one of the few Oregon colleges designated as an HSI by HACU. As CGCC strives to implement new policies and strategies through this initiative, the library continues to revamp collections and services by building on a Hispanic and Latinx program begun several years ago.  By continuing to build resources and realigning information literacy instruction, we strive to increase our impact on the CGCC campus, community, and student’s academic and life-long learning success.

Reference

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC). (2017). College Board approves sanctuary designation. Retrieved from https://www.cgcc.edu/news/college-board-approves-sanctuary-designation

Save the Date: ACRL WA/OR Joint Fall Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2017 ACRL Washington & Oregon joint conference!

The conference will be held from October 19th-20th – which is one week earlier than usual – at the Pack Forest Conference Center in Eatonville, WA.

This year’s theme is “Tried & True or Shiny & New?” so keep your eye out for additional information and a call for proposals coming out this summer.  You can also keep up with the conference on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/221475015034791

ACRL-Oregon Election Results

The ACRL-Oregon election results are in!

The ACRL-Oregon board is pleased to present its newly-elected officials, who will start their terms on September 1:

Additionally, the changes to the by-law regarding the ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence were approved. Those changes will be presented to the OLA Board at its next board meeting and the by-laws updated.

Many thanks to all the candidates who ran for office in this election, and thanks to all the members who participated by casting their vote!

Stephanie Debner

President
ACRL-Oregon Chapter | Oregon Library Association – Academic Division

Reminder: Participate in ACRL-Oregon and OLA by Voting!

You should have received emails via Memberclicks with invitations to vote in both the current ACRL-Oregon and OLA elections. Historically, we have low voter turnout for elections in both organizations, so I am encouraging every member to participate in ACRL-Oregon and OLA by voting.

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OLA elections

  • Close on Monday, May 15
  • Election for Vice-President/President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • To read about the candidates, see the Candidates’ Statements

ACRL-Oregon elections

For both elections, you will need to log in to your OLA member account in order to fill out the ballot.

If you have any questions about the current elections, please let me know.

Stephanie Debner
President, ACRL-Oregon

ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow: Registration Open!

Portland State University, Oregon State University, and ACRL-Oregon are pleased to host the ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Portland State University Library.

This day-long workshop will feature two expert presenters for an exploration on three scholarly communication topics: Open Education, Copyright in Making and Sharing Scholarship, and Research Data Management. Our presenters are Jenny Oleen, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Western Washington University, and William Cross, Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, North Carolina State University Libraries.

This workshop is geared toward library workers who need a good grounding in scholarly communication issues. It is appropriate for individuals with administrative responsibilities, liaisons and subject librarians, those working in library publishing, data management, and those who seek to advance their professional development in the area of scholarly communication.

Because there are a limited number of slots available for this free, day-long event, YOU WILL RECEIVE A SEPARATE EMAIL CONFIRMING YOUR REGISTRATION. Your registration includes lunch, free of cost. Because we understand unforeseen circumstances do occur, we will keep a wait-list of attendees to fill spots for any late cancellations.

Priority registration deadline for OSU/PSU/ACRL-OR members is June 1st.

Register now!

Save the Date: ACRL-Idaho Unconference

Save the Date graphic for ACRL Idaho unconference

Mark your calendars for the ACRL-Idaho unconference on July 14th from 9am – 4pm at Idaho State University’s Meridian Campus (just outside of Boise)!

Stay tuned for more details…

For questions, contact Molly Montgomery montmol2@isu.edu

Save the Date: ACRL Scholarly Communications Roadshow

Portland State University, Oregon State University, and ACRL-Oregon are pleased to host the ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Portland State University Library in Portland, Oregon. Presenters Jenny Oleen, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Washington University, and William Cross, Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, will facilitate this day-long workshop on three scholarly communication topics: Open Education, Copyright in Making and Sharing Scholarship, and Research Data Management.

This workshop is geared toward library workers who need a good grounding in scholarly communication issues. It is appropriate for individuals with administrative responsibilities, liaisons and subject librarians, those working in library publishing, data management, and those who seek to advance their professional development in the area of scholarly communication.

Presenter Biographies

Jenny Oleen is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Washington University, where she also serves as the Copyright Librarian and manages the Scholarly Communications Unit and the new institutional repository, Western CEDAR (http://cedar.wwu.edu). She has a BS in Agronomy from Kansas State University, an MS in Environmental Science from University of Arizona, and an MLS from Indiana University-Bloomington. Read more about Jenny in her ACRL member of the week profile.

William M. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides advice and instruction to campus stakeholders on copyright, licensing, and scholarly communication issues.  As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Will earned an M.A. in Technology & Communication, a J.D. in Law, and an M.S.L.S. in Library Science.  Before joining the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, Will worked in academic and law libraries, in constitutional litigation, and at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  He serves as an adjunct instructor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science and lectures nationally on free expression, copyright, and scholarly communication.  Will has been quoted in publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Techdirt and publishes regularly in law and library journals on topics ranging from the pedagogy of legal education for librarians to First Amendment analysis of the regulation of video games. Read more about Will in his ACRL member of the week profile.

Registration Notes

There are a limited number of slots available for this free, day-long event. Your registration includes lunch, free of cost. Your registration is a commitment to attend the event. Because we understand unforeseen circumstances do occur, we will keep a wait-list of attendees to fill spots for any late cancellations.

The priority registration deadline for OSU, PSU, and ACRL-Oregon affiliates is June 1st, 2017.  Full registration details will be available shortly.