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2016 ACRL-OR/WA Joint Conference

ACRL Oregon & Washington
Joint Fall Conference 2016

Menucha Conference Center, Wright Hall

“ACRL-NW Conference” by oenglish is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Conference Theme:
Enhancing Creativity and Turning Inspiration Into Reality
Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 12pm –
Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 12pm

Creativity is a vital ingredient in our ongoing efforts to keep academic library services and resources relevant to our users; it inspires us to undertake incremental change and push for sea change. Join your Oregon and Washington colleagues to explore how to support and foster creativity and creative environments, and be inspired by Pacific Northwest colleagues who are implementing some creative ideas. Keynote speakers are Lauren Pressley and Hannah Gascho Rempel.

Pre-Conference Theme:
Collaboration and Cross-Pollination: Creative Solutions to OER Challenges
Thursday, October 27, 2016
@ 9am – 11am

Menucha Retreat and Conference Center

Near Corbett, Oregon, inside the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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2016 Conference Program & Schedule

Pre-Conference Details || Conference Schedule – Thursday, October 27 || Conference Schedule – Friday, October 28 || Keynote Speakers || Proposal Submissions || Registration || Scholarships || Facilities || Accommodations || Food/Meals || What to Bring || Questions

Pre-Conference Details

Thursday, October 27, 2016, @ 9am – 11am 

Theme:  “Collaboration and Cross-Pollination: Creative Solutions to OER Challenges

Registration:  Pre-conference available only to conference attendees. Due to capacity issues, this pre-conference will be available to the first 45 individuals interested in attending. There is an option available to register for the pre-conference on the Joint Fall Conference registration form.

Location:  Creevy Commons

Description:  The ACRL-NW gathering at Menucha brings together Oregon and Washington librarians from all types of academic libraries. The Open Educational Resources (OER) pre-conference session will leverage this opportunity to collaborate on solutions to shared challenges. Attendees will be invited to briefly share their OER work in lightning talks, challenges will be identified, and together we will develop creative ideas to bring home. Join us for a morning of community-building among Pacific Northwest library leaders in the OER movement!

The pre-conference will be facilitated by Chelle Batchelor, Coordinator for Access Services, University of Washington Libraries, and Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, Open Oregon Educational Resources

Nano-talk presenters:

  • Claire Dannenbaum, Lane Community Colleg
  • Jen Klaudinyi, Portland Community College
  • Jennifer Lantrip, Umpqua Community College
  • Jane Sandberg, Linn-Benton Community College
  • Peter Smith, Western Washington University
  • Jennifer Snoek-Brown, Tacoma Community College
  • Ben Tucker, University of Puget Sound

Conference Details – Schedule

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time Event/Activity Location
11:00 – 12:00 Check-in Wright Hall, lobby
11:50 – 12:00 Introduction to Menucha Wright Hall, main room
12:10 – 1:00 Lunch Wright Hall, dining room
1:00 – 1:15 Welcome and Introductions Wright Hall, main room
1:15 – 2:15 Keynote: Lauren Pressley (UW-Tacoma)

A Culture of Creativity and Action: Building a Foundation and Creating an Approach that Empowers Others

Wright Hall, main room
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:25  10-minute Talks

Deborah Moore, Highline College – “Creative Collaborations for OER

Alaina C. Bull, Project Information Literacy -“The Million Dollar Question: What Are Best Practices for Designing Library Learning Space?”

Stacy Taylor, Central Washington University – “Snapchat in Academic Libraries: Engaging Students 10 Seconds at a Time”

Chelsea Leachman, Washington State University – “Integrating Information Literacy into Discipline Specific Tools

Wright Hall, main room
3:25 – 3:30  ACRL-OR Award for Excellence presentation Wright Hall, main room
3:30 – 4:30 Small Group Activity, Round 1 Throughout Wright Hall
4:30 – 5:00 Break
5:00 – 6:00 Poster Sessions Happy Hour (Wine & Cheese)

Sarah Nolan & Kerry Leek, Clackamas Community College – “When Art Meets the LC Classification System

Rebekah Dalby, Tacoma Community College – “1-2-3 Collaborate: An OPEN Door to Deeper Librarian/Faculty Partnerships

Sarah Schroeder, University of Washington – Student – “Creative Alternatives to the Database Demonstration

Suzan Parker; Laura Dimmit; Leslie Hurst; Chelsea Nesvig, UW Bothell / Cascadia College – “Please Touch the Art: Building a Mobile Artist’s Books Collection to Inspire Student Creativity” handout

Tatiana Bryant, University of Oregon – “How do #BlackLivesMatter in the DPLA?

Laurie Bridges & Kelly McElroy, Oregon State University – “Information and Global Social Justice: 2 OSU Librarians Leading Short-Term Study Abroad” handout

Amelia Klaus, Not Currently Affiliated – “Fostering Creativity: A Creative Corner for Library Staff

Dan Kelley, Lewis & Clark College – “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Ielleen Miller & Caitlin Bagley, Eastern Washington University & Gonzaga University – “Information Literacy Stone Soup: Creating Vital Collaboration between Librarians and Compositionists

Laura Nagel, Clark College – “Creative Collaboration, or How to Organize Six Events and One National Exhibit in 30 Days

Nono Burling & Art Hendricks, Washington State Library & Portland State University – “Spark morphs into QuestionPoint. A software comparison and an opportunity for Q&A

Gabriela Martinez Mercier, Columbia Gorge Community College – “Inspiration-to-Practice: Adventures in Cultivating a Small, Rural, Community College Library”

Creevy Commons
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner Wright Hall, dining room
7:00 – 8:00 Chapter and Board meetings Oregon: Wright Hall, main room ; Washington: Ballard Hall
8:15 – ? Party Wright Hall

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Time Event/Activity Location
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast and checkout Wright Hall, dining room
9:00 – 9:40 10-minute talks

Reed Garber-Pearson, University of Washington – “Motivating Student Learning Online

Maggie Faber, University of Washington/University of British Columbia – “Developing a Choose Your Own Adventure-style Information Literacy Tutorial

Erin Hvizdak & Nicholas Schiller, Washington State University Pullman & Vancouver – “Moving from Overconfidence and Apprehension to Satisfaction: Help-seeking Behavior of New Students at WSU Libraries

Wright Hall, main room
9:40 – 9:50 Break
9:50 – 10:50 Keynote:  Hannah Gascho Rempel (OSU)

Cultivating Creativity (Together)

Wright Hall, main room
10:50 – 11:30 Small Group Activity, Round 2 Throughout Wright Hall
11:30 – 12:00 Conference Reflection/Wrap Up Wright Hall, main room

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Keynote Speakers

Opening keynote:

Lauren Pressley

Lauren Pressley

Lauren Pressley is the Director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries. She regularly publishes and presents on formal and informal learning, the evolving information environment, and the future of libraries. In particular, she focuses on making a vision for the future of the library a reality through sustainable and collaborative organizational change. Lauren has been recognized with an Distinguished Alumni Early Career Award from the UNC-Greensboro, School of Education, as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and as an ALA Emerging Leader. Lauren recently participated in the 2014 UCLA Senior Fellows Program.

Closing keynote:

Hannah Gascho Rempel

Hannah Gascho Rempel

Hannah Gascho Rempel is a Science Librarian and the Coordinator for Graduate Student Success at Oregon State University Libraries and Press. At Oregon State, she has led the development of OSU Libraries’ services for graduate students and has been deeply involved in the libraries’ Teaching and Engagement Department’s transition to a more strategic focus on learner-centered instruction activities. Her research focuses on research behaviors and curiosity, the intersection of technology use and learning, and providing library services that help promote graduate student success.

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Proposal Submissions

Submit your proposals for a “10-minute talk” or poster presentation:

  • The submission period is now closed.
  • Proposal deadline was August 7, 2016

Register for the Conference

Registration is open through October 1, 2016. See you at Menucha!

Click here to register

Register by/on October 1, 2016:
ACRL-OR Members: $130
ACRL-WA Members: $130
Non-Members: $155


All Attendees:

ACRL-OR awards (at least) two scholarships to the Joint Fall Conference annually for attendance to the conference. The scholarship covers the registration fee for the conference, including room and board at Menucha.

Who is eligible?

This scholarship is designed for those who live and/or work in Oregon (because ACRL-WA has their own conference scholarships). Those meeting at least one of the criteria below are eligible to apply.

  1. First-time attendee of the joint conference.
  2. ACRL-OR member.
  3. MLIS student in an ALA-accredited program who lives in Oregon.
  4. Paraprofessional employee in an Oregon academic library.
  5. Part-time or temporary employee in an Oregon academic library.

The scholarship application period is now open and will close on Friday, September 16, 2016.

More information about the scholarship here on the ACRL-OR Scholarships page.

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Facilities – Menucha

Menucha photo, Wright Hall

“Menucha” by Dianna Ott is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Once again, the setting for the fall conference is the rustic Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, situated atop a bluff overlooking the Columbia Gorge near Corbett, Oregon. The picturesque lodge, spacious gardens, and winding paths — including a labyrinth! — make this an exceptionally pleasant location. Click here for more information and pictures about the Menucha facilities and map of the grounds.

Grounds at Menucha estate

“20110524_Menucha_Cutler_P1120355” by Wendy Cutler is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Please note:  the Columbia Gorge can be cold in October, so please bring warm clothes and rain gear if you plan to spend some time walking on the grounds. Registration and meals will be in Wright Hall.

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Housing is included with registration. Menucha facilities include comfortable dormitory-style rooms with some bunk beds (lower bunks only). Linens (pillow, blankets, sheets, towel, washcloth) are provided. Semi-private room requests is an extra $25 per night. Select room styles and preferences when you register.


Conference registration includes meals (Thursday lunch, dinner, and party refreshments; and Friday breakfast). Special diet requests can be completed when you register. The deadline for special diet requests is October 1st. All meals will be in Wright Hall.

What to Bring

Be sure to bring clothes that layer easily (attendees go in- and out-of-doors regularly), flashlights, rain gear, and ear plugs! We also encourage you to bring puzzles and games for Thursday evening entertainment!


General questions:

Contact:  Uta Hussong-Christian
Phone:  541-737-7278
Email:  uta.hussong-christian@oregonstate.edu

For registration questions:

Contact:  Garrett Trott
Phone:  503-589-8116
Email:  gtrott@corban.edu


Contact:  Arlene Weible
Phone:  503-378-5020
Email:  arlene.weible@state.or.us

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