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2014 ACRL-OR/WA Joint Conference


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 and Conference Center

Come hear about and discuss 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.

2014 Conference Program & Schedule

Schedule – Thursday, October 23 | Schedule – Friday, October 24 | Keynote Speakers | Proposal Submissions | Registration | Scholarships | Facilities | Accommodations | Food/Meals | What to Bring | Questions

PDF version of conference schedule

Thursday, October 23

Time Event/Activity Location
11:00 – 12:00 Registration and check-in Wright Hall
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: Deborah Hicks Wright Hall, main room
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 2:45  ACRL-OR Award for Excellence presentation Wright Hall, main room
2:45 – 3:30  Small group discussions Throughout Wright Hall
3:30-4:15 5-minute tech talks:

  • Augmented Reality – Laurie Bridges, Oregon State University
  • Instagram and social media platforms – Elizabeth Brookbank, Western Oregon University
  • Online Journal Platforms – Isaac Gilman, Pacific University
  • iPad Lending Technology – Joe Janiga, Reed College
  • Online reading tools – Lorena O’English, Washington State University Pullman
  • Semantic web/ schema.org, Nicholas Schiller –Washington State University Vancouver
  • Accessibility tools – Christine Tawatao, University of Washington
  • Cloud Server Technology – Heather White, Mount Hood Community College
Wright Hall, main room
4:15 – 4:30 Poster Teasers Wright Hall, main room
4:30 – 5:30 Poster Sessions:

  • Bronwyn Dorhofer, University of Oregon, Portland – Outreach for Outposts: Creating a Visual Identity for the UO Portland Library and Learning Commons
  • Kael Moffat, Saint Martin’s University – Flipping on the Cheap
  • Caitlan Maxwell, University of Washington and Kali Stoehr, University of Washington, Bothell  – Developing a Sustainable Model for Assessing Library Instruction
  • Serin Anderson, Saint Martin’s University and Sara Seely, Portland Community College – Prioritizing Use and Access: Refining the Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortial E-book Collection
  • Kathleen Stroud, University of Oregon – Using Online Mapping Tools to Introduce High School Students to Science, Technology and Data Management Skills
  • Chloe Horning, University of Washington – Dissertation Boot Camp
Wright Hall, second floor (balcony)
5:30- 6:00</strong Break
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner Wright Hall, dining room
7:00 – 8:00 Chapter and Board meetings Oregon: Wright Hall, main room ; Washington: Ballard
8:15 – ? Party Wright Hall

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Friday, October 24

Time Event/Activity Location
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast and checkout Wright Hall, dining room
9:00 – 9:30 Shock Talks

  • Roberta Richards, Portland Community College Library – “Privacy and Professional Identity”
  • Jonathan Potter, Eastern Washington University, Riverpoint Campus, “You Know Nothing of My Work—But You Should: Why Librarians Need to Read Marshall McLuhan”
  • Genevieve Williams, Pacific Lutheran University – “Closing the Gap”
  • Chris Ewing, Eastern Washington University Libraries – “21st Century Classroom: BYOD Compatible”
  • Holly Luetkenhaus, Washington State University Libraries – “Using Concept Maps to Teach Information Literacy”
  • Kelly McElroy, Oregon State University Libraries – “#critlib Twitter Chats”
Wright Hall, main room
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 10:45 Keynote: Chris Bourg Wright Hall, main room
10:45 – 11:30 Small Group Discussion Round 2 Throughout Wright Hall
11:30 – 12:00 Wrap Up Wright Hall, main room

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Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Address
DeborahDeborah Hicks
Department of Educational Policy Studies
University of Alberta

Deborah is a PhD candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her current research concentrates on the broad area of Library and Information Science (LIS) as a profession, with specific focus on the professional identity of librarians. She examines the discourses that information professionals working in various library settings use to describe their professional identity. Examining the identities articulated by both LIS professionals and information users helps us understand not only how information services are designed and used, but also more about the people designing and using these services.
Closing Keynote Address
Assistant University Librarian
Stanford University Chris is the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Public Services for the Stanford University Libraries. She’s a sociologist by training, and not a “real librarian.” She loves her job and thinks this is a fascinating and important time to be involved in libraries and higher education. Other topics that may find their way onto her blog and scholarly works are: sports, music, sociology, gender and LGBT issues.

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Proposal Submissions

Submit your proposal for a 2-minute “shock” talk (shorter than a lightning talk) or poster presentation.

Proposal deadline is September 19, 2014 (11:59 p.m.).

Register for the conference

Registration is now closed. See you at Menucha!

Register by/on September 26, 2014:
ACRL-OR Members: $130
ACRL-WA Members: $130
Non-Members: $155

Register from September 27-October 1st, 2014: 
ACRL-OR Members: $150
ACRL-WA Members: $150
Non-Members: $175


All Attendees:
ACRL-OR awards 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, plus up to a $50 remittance to assist in covering travel expenses. Priority will be given to first-time attendees. Apply now!

ACRL-OR will award up to five scholarships to the 2014 Joint Fall Conference for library support staff or paraprofessionals. The scholarship covers the registration fee for the conference, including room and board at Menucha, plus up to a $50 remittance to assist in covering travel expenses. Apply now!

Deadline for both scholarships: September 10, 2014



PDF map

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 make this an exceptionally pleasant location.

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 has 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 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-doors regularly), flashlights, rain gear, and ear plugs! We also encourage you to bring puzzles & games for Thursday evening entertainment!


General questions:
Hannah Rempel
Oregon State Univesity

Registration questions:
Uta Hussong-Christian
Oregon State Univesity
          —— or ——
Yen Tran
University of Oregon

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6 Responses

  1. […] Description:  Proposals are being accepted for “shock talks,” two minutes in any format to talk about something interesting or thought-provoking or important AND ASSESSMENT RELATED (well, that last part is not required but LART would love to see something on assessment at Menucha)!  For more information about the conference or the submission process, visit the conference site. […]

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