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Registration Deadline is this Saturday, October 1 for the ACRL OR/WA Joint Fall Conference at Menucha

Saturday, October 1, is quickly approaching! Don’t miss out on a great ACRL OR/WA fall conference focused on “Enhancing Creativity and Turning Inspiration into Reality”; you’ll also then have the option of attending our first, free preconference, “Collaboration and Cross-Pollination: Creative Solutions to OER Challenges.”

Act SOON and register so that you catch our great keynote presenters and the inspiring lineup of short talks and posters. And, of course, we want to see you at the Thursday evening party!

Catch you at Menucha –

Uta Hussong-Christian

ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference Chair & ACRL-OR Past President

*Extended Deadline this Friday, 9/2* ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference Short Talks and Poster Submissions

Don’t delay any longer! Get those creative juices flowing and pitch us your ideas for a short talk or a poster for the 2016 ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference at Menucha. The conference theme is “Enhancing Creativity and Turning Inspiration into Reality,” and we know you have wonderful projects and ideas to share!

Submit your proposal by the extended deadline of Friday, September 2nd. Accepted presenters will be notified no later than September 16th.

Questions?

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

Applications Open for 2016 ACRL-Oregon Fall Conference Scholarships

ACRL-Oregon will award at least two scholarships to this year’s Fall Conference! Scholarships will cover registration (including food and housing) for the 2016 ACRL OR-WA Joint Conference, “Enhancing Creativity and Turning Inspiration Into Reality,” which will be held October 27-28, 2016, at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon.

These scholarships are designed for those who live and/or work in Oregon (ACRL-WA has their own conference scholarships, info here at http://acrlwa.org/2016-ACRL-OR-WA-Joint-Conference-Scholarships). Those who also meet at least one of the criteria below are eligible to apply. Each criteria that is met will be awarded points in the evaluation process.

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

Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and apply (the deadline is Friday, September 16)! For more details see ACRL-OR Scholarships.

For more information on the ACRL OR-WA Joint Conference (affectionately known as “library camp”), please see the conference website.

Questions? Please contact:

Uta Hussong-Christian, ACRL-OR Board Past-President and Conference Chair
Uta.Hussong-Christian@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

*Deadline Extended* ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference Short Talks and Poster Submissions

Get those creative juices flowing and pitch us your ideas for a short talk or a poster for the 2016 ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference at Menucha. The conference theme is “Enhancing Creativity and Turning Inspiration into Reality,” and we know you have wonderful projects and ideas to share!

Submit your proposal by the extended deadline of Friday, September 2nd. Accepted presenters will be notified no later than September 16th.

Questions?

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

 

Fall conference opportunities in Open Education

Reposted from multiple listservs, and organized in chronological order by most recent first.

OER Pre-conference at Menucha

  • OER pre-conference at the ACRL-OR/WA joint fall conference at Menucha
  • Pre-conference available only to conference attendees (first 45 individuals to sign up)
  • Oct 27-28, 2016
  • Near Corbett, OR at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
  • Register at https://acrloregon.org/2016-acrl-orwa-joint-conference/

Open Education 2016

  • The premiere venue for sharing research, development, advocacy, design, and other work relating the open education
  • November 2-4, 2016
  • Richmond, VA
  • http://openedconference.org/2016/

OpenCon 2016

Registration + Submissions Now Open for 2016 Joint Fall Conference at Menucha!

ACRL-Oregon is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the annual Joint Fall Conference at Menucha. Join your Oregon and Washington colleagues to explore “Enhancing Creativity and Turning Inspiration Into Reality” from October 27-28, 2016.

Keynote speakers are Lauren Pressley, Director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries, and Hannah Gascho Rempel, Science Librarian and the Coordinator for Graduate Student Success at Oregon State University Libraries and Press.

The submission period for short talks and poster presentations is also open! We look forward to hearing about the many creative ways you approach your work. Scholarship applications will open in mid-August.

The links for registration and proposal submissions are both available on the 2016 Joint Fall Conference page.

See you at Menucha!

~ Uta Hussong-Christian

ACRL-OR President
Oregon State University Libraries & Press

Share Your Great ACRL-OR/WA Conference Ideas!

Academic librarians of the Pacific Northwest, we need our input! ACRL-OR is launching planning for the 2016 Joint Fall Conference at Menucha.

Please share your thoughts about what the conference theme should address or who our keynote speaker(s) should be:  http://goo.gl/forms/Y7F9uZdWq5

Thanks to ACRL-WA for the successful 2015 ACLR-WA/OR Fall Conference at Pack Forest!

~ Uta Hussong-Christian, ACRL-OR President, 2015-2016

Books Mentioned at Menucha

The following titles are ones mentioned in the keynote addresses and talks at the ACRL-Oregon/Washington Joint Fall Conference in Menucha:

There was an informal suggestion at the conference for a virtual book club or an ACRL-OR/WA book list in Goodreads… any thoughts or further suggestions?

Links to Presentations from Menucha 2014

There were lots of great presentations at the ACRL-OR/WA fall conference last week. So many that some of you may have been overwhelmed at the time, and some of us just like to process information more slowly. Here are links to some of those presentations. If you are a presenter and did not yet send your link to me, never fear! you can still send it, and I will add it to this list.

Keynote

Chris Bourg’s –  http://chrisbourg.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/librarianing-to-transgress-closing-keynote-acrl-orwa-2014/

5-minute Tech Talks

Laurie Bridges, Oregon State University – Augmented Reality – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1a1fIBpT6dWyX-MjBeHalDNb1iKtXZq6tpvlJgUzU7fA/edit?usp=sharing

Elizabeth Brookbank, Western Oregon University – Instagram – http://nwcentral.org/using-instagram-your-library

Lorena O’English, Washington State University Pullman – Online reading tools – http://www.slideshare.net/loenglish/online-reading-tools

Christine Tawatao, University of Washington – Accessibility tools – http://nwcentral.org/web-accessibility-acrl-orwa-2014-conference-tech-talk

Joe Janiga, Reed College – iPad lending technology – http://blogs.reed.edu/ed-tech/?p=2585&preview=true

Nicholas Schiller, Washington State University, Vancouver – Semantic Web – http://nwcentral.org/semantic-metadata-and-library-identity

Shock Talks

Holly Luetkenhaus, Washington State University Libraries – “Using Concept Maps to Teach Information Literacy” – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4wIRmK-4HEYX2Q2REIzaWpTaUU/view?usp=sharing

Genevieve Williams, Pacific Lutheran University – “Closing the Gap” – http://prezi.com/50iboaihz-yq/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

Kelly McElroy, Oregon State University Libraries – “#critlib Twitter Chats” – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_7XLC60ZOfa94R8u1_RzLV7r8A0L5Jb9Stz0MhIzLNA/edit?usp=sharing

Posters

Kael Moffat, Saint Martin’s University – Flipping on the Cheap – http://nwcentral.org/flipping-cheap

6-word stories from Menucha

At the 2014 ACRL-OR/WA joint conference at Menucha this past week, many conference attendees participated in a 6-word story wall, an interactive way to reflect the “Professional Identity” part of the conference theme. A few conversations continued via post-its! (Click each picture below for a larger image.)

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

What is my six word story?

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

Academic libraries because no background checks

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

Project manager in more comfortable shoes.

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

Late bloomer librarian. Lucky in love.

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

Data specialist; Saving researchers from themselves.

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

Information warrior goddess. Knowledge is power.

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

A 6-word continuing conversation about cats

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

A 6-word continuing conversation about library degrees

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

Helping without dealing with bodily fluids.

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

Took decade, finally found professional home

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

A wall of 6-word stories

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

A wall of 6-word stories

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

A wall of 6-word stories

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

No bun, Yes glasses, Superhero cape

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

Queer butch feminist, librarian for justice.

ACRL-OR | 6-word stories from Menucha

Came for power. Stayed for conversation.

Would you like to share your own 6-word story? Just leave a comment below!