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.