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ACRL Oregon & Washington Fall Conference is Next Week!

Thanks for registering for what promises to be a great fall conference at Menucha. Hopefully you’re as excited as we are to gather next week (Thursday – Friday, October 23-24, for those who need a reminder)!

To help you plan for your time at Menucha here are some reminders and tips:

What should you wear?

Comfy clothes that you can layer. And because we’re all Northwesterners, you’ll already have your raincoat and boots ready to go, right?

What should you bring?

Besides comfy clothes, plan to bring:

  • a notebook or other notetaking device (i.e., the swag is not a notebook this year);
  • your electronic device – there should be wireless available;
  • a water bottle (again – not the swag this year);
  • bedding and towels ARE provided – so only bring your favorite pillow if that’s important to you;
  • and the regular toiletry stuff that you need to make yourself look awake and smell pretty Friday morning.

What will we be doing?

A detailed schedule can now be found online, https://acrloregon.org/2014acrlorwaconference/. We will also have poster versions of the schedule at Menucha.

Really, when should I get there?

Check-in is from 11-12:00 on Thursday, but don’t wait until the last minute — schedule enough time to check in to your room, and then join everyone at 11:50 a.m. for an introduction to Menucha.

How do I get there?

Here are directions: http://menucha.org/about-us/directions

Any other questions?

Feel free to ask me. Additionally, there is lots more info on the ACRL-OR/WA conference website: https://acrloregon.org/2014acrlorwaconference/

~ Hannah
(ACRL-OR President, 2014-2015)

Final Reminder – ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference Registration Closes Tomorrow

Registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 1 – this is your last chance to register for Menucha!

Professional Identify and Technology: Looking Forward
2014 ACRL Oregon & Washington Fall Joint Conference
Thursday October 23, 2014 @12pm – Friday, October 24, 2014 @12pm
Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, Corbett, OR

Join library colleagues from across Oregon and Washington for two days of insightful and thought-provoking conversation about 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. Keynote speakers are Deborah Hicks and Chris Bourg.
Registration and full details about this single-track conference are available on the conference webpage <https://acrloregon.org/2014acrlorwaconference/>.

Deborah Hicks, a 2014 PhD candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, examines the discourses that information professionals working in various library settings use to describe their professional identity.

Chris Bourg, Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Public Services for the Stanford University Libraries, is a sociologist by training and often speaks on issues of gender and status.

We look forward to seeing you at Menucha!

Reminder – ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference Early Registration Closes Tomorrow

Professional Identify and Technology:  Looking Forward
2014 ACRL Oregon & Washington Fall Joint Conference Thursday, October 23, 2014 @12pmFriday, October 24, 2014 @12pm Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, Corbett, OR

Early registration closes Friday, Sept. 26
Late registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 1

Join library colleagues from across Oregon and Washington for two days of insightful and thought-provoking conversation about 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. Keynote speakers are Deborah Hicks and Chris Bourg.

Registration and full details about this single-track conference are available on the conference webpage<https://acrloregon.org/2014acrlorwaconference/>.

Deborah Hicks, a 2014 PhD candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, examines the discourses that information professionals working in various library settings use to describe their professional identity.

Chris Bourg, Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Public Services for the Stanford University Libraries, is a sociologist by training and often speaks on issues of gender and status.

We look forward to seeing you at Menucha!

Call for ACRL-OR/WA Conference Proposals – “shock talks” and posters

You’ve heard of lightning talks. Well, this year at the ACRL OR/WA Annual Joint Conference at Menucha we’re bringing you shock talks – talks that are even shorter, but still pack a punch! You’ll have two minutes and the format is up to you – no slide requirements. Just tell us about something interesting or thought-provoking or important or…shocking (see what we did there) relating to professional identity and technology.

These fast, fun talks will give more people a chance to participate and will allow many more ideas to be thrown into our two-day discussion about professional identity and technology. Whatever part of the library you work in – from library director to paraprofessional to library school student – you have something to add to this discussion and we want to hear from you!

We’re also seeking poster proposals! Have you done some interesting research in your library, created a fantastic outreach program, developed a new technology-related service, or anything else you are excited about and want to share? If so, submitting a poster is a great way to share what you’ve been up to. Your poster can be in traditional poster format or digital.

To submit your idea for a shock talk or a poster, please go to https://ola.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_174842 and fill out our quick proposal form by Friday, September 19th at 11:59pm. We will review all of the submissions and let you know if you’re in by Friday, October 5th.

P.S. shock talks and posters that are in some way related to the conference theme will be given preference, but you are welcome to propose a talk or poster on any topic your heart desires!

Registration opens for the 2014 ACRL-OR/WA Joint Fall Conference (Menucha)

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 & Conference Center

Join library colleagues from across Oregon and Washington for two days of insightful and thought-provoking conversation about 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.

Keynote speakers are:
Deborah Hicks, a 2014 PhD candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, examines the discourses that information professionals working in various library settings use to describe their professional identity.
Chris Bourg, Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Public Services for the Stanford University Libraries, is a sociologist by training and often speaks on on issues of gender and status.

Registration and full details about this single-track conference are available on the conference webpage.

We look forward to seeing you at Menucha!

Menucha 2012 Session Recordings Now Available!

Barbara Fister’s Opening Keynote:

Char Booth’s Closing Keynote:

Fair Use Advocacy Laboratory:

Lightning Talks:

Award Presentations:

ACRL-OR announces scholarship winners for Menucha Fall Conference

The ACRL-OR Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Fall Conference scholarship winners: Jaki King and Johanna Meetz. The scholarship covers their registration, room, and board at Menucha.

Jaki is an Emporia student and first-time Menucha attendee. She writes: “Since I know I’m going to be a reference/instruction librarian I feel very strongly about becoming active within the ACRL community.” Jaki plans to share her conference takeaways with coworkers and classmates via social media.

Johanna is a recent graduate of the joint Library and Information Science and Center for the Book Program at The University of Iowa. She writes that while in library school, “I regularly consulted with librarians to help them use technologies such as wikis, blogs, or reference management software. I also ran trainings for students and librarians to teach them how to use different technologies.” We are pleased to welcome her to the Northwest.

Please join us in congratulating Jaki and Johanna!

Updated Information on 2012 ACRL-OR/WA Joint Fall Conference @ Menucha

Featuring keynote addresses by Barbara Fister (Librarians as Agents of Change) and Char Booth (Revaluing Libraries: Content, Container, or Concept?). Also featuring a virtual/local discussion of fair use AND participant-generated content in the form of lightning talks and a poster session (see descriptions below).

Fair Use as Advocacy Laboratory: Best Practices and the Future of Fair Use
As librarians, we know we are charged with both upholding the intellectual property rights of copyright holders and with staunchly defending and exercising our fair use. Unfortunately, uncertainty around which practices constitute fair use often leaves us apprehensive, over-cautious, or inconsistent. With the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries in January 2012, librarians gained a valuable new tool in our efforts to understand and use fair use appropriately in our daily practice. We will be joined, virtually, by members of the team that authored the Code who will help us understand its history and purpose. Following this informative session, Rachel Bridgewater will facilitate local discussion about application of the Code and the future of fair use.

Rachel Bridgewater likes to talk about copyright. She is a faculty librarian at Portland Community College where she teaches students most of the day either in the classroom or at the reference desk. In addition to her role as reference and instruction librarian, Rachel serves as PCC’s Copyright Librarian. Rachel has taught online copyright classes for ACRL and will be leading a class on fair use for Library Juice Academy this November. Rachel is a member of the national faculty for Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management.

Participant-Generated Content – Lightning Talks & Poster Sessions:
Do you have research, experiences, or insights you would like to share?  Ignite style lightning talks are quickly becoming a conference tradition at Fall Conference.  Poster Sessions are back this year too if you prefer this format! Apply Now (Deadline is Friday, September 21st)

Scholarships:
ACRL-OR awards two scholarships to Fall Conference every year! More information on our scholarship program is available on our website. Apply Now (Deadline is Friday, September 21th)

 

Check out the conference website for more detailed information and to register!

 

 

 

Registration opens for the ACRL-Oregon & ACRL-Washington 2012 Joint Fall Conference

“Libraries Out Loud: New Narratives of Enduring Values.”

2012 ACRL Oregon and ACRL Washington Joint Fall Conference

October 25-26, 2012  |   Menucha Retreat and Conference Center

We live in interesting times. From experts, pundits, and next-door neighbors, we hear that the future of academic libraries is  uncertain, that the future of higher education itself is uncertain, and that libraries in general are in crisis. Faced with this narrative, it is tempting to change who we are and what we do in order to remain relevant, and to demonstrate our value to our schools and communities.

We must realize, however, that it is precisely who we are – and who we have always been – that makes us even more relevant and valuable in the face of changing times. We are committed to creating informed, literate citizens; to advocating for free speech and access to knowledge; and to creating spaces where intellectual curiosity and individual expression are welcomed and fostered. Our tools, techniques, and buildings may have changed, but our core identity remains – and remains vital to our communities. We must not change who we are; we need only change how we communicate our value.

Join us for two days of conversation about the value and importance of academic libraries in these interesting times. You’ll leave energized, inspired, and with some good ideas about new ways to share your library’s story.

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The Fall Conference is a two-day, single-track opportunity to learn more about academic libraries in the region, meet colleagues, and discuss key issues of our profession. The conference is . Our fabulous keynote speakers this year will be Barbara Fister and Char Booth, with a special session featuring the Center for Social Media.

Opening Keynote: Librarians as Agents of Change
Barbara Fister is coordinator of instruction at the Gustavus Adolphus College Library. In addition to course-related instruction, she teaches an upper-division IL course, and courses on books and reading. Her interests include information literacy, the future of publishing, and popular literacy. She writes regularly for Library Journal and Inside Higher Ed and is the author of three mysteries.

Closing Keynote: Revaluing Libraries: Content, Container, or Concept?
Char Booth is an early riser, devoted oceanite, and advocate of radical neutrality. Char Booth explores the integration of education, research, technology, and design in libraries. Char is the Instruction Services Manager and E-Learning Librarian at the Claremont Colleges, and is on the faculty of the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Institute. An ALA Emerging Leader and Library Journal Mover and Shaker, Char blogs at info-mational and tweets @charbooth.

Her publications include Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators (ALA Editions, 2011) and Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies (ACRL, 2009). Char received a BA in History from Reed College in 2001; an MSIS from the UT Austin School of Information in 2005, and a Master of Computer Education and Technology from Ohio University in 2008.

For complete conference details, please visit our conference webpage

2012 Fall Conference – Call for Lightening Talks and Poster Presentations

The 2012 ACRL OR/WA Annual Joint Conference at Menucha will feature lightning talks and a poster session presented by conference participants, and we want your ideas! Our theme this year is “Libraries Out Loud: New Narratives of Enduring Values.” Wherever you are in the library or in your career – from library student to library director – we want to hear about your “library out loud.”

Call for lightning talks

Quick – you have 5 minutes and 20 slides to give your colleagues from academic libraries a compelling and creative presentation! Propose an Ignite-style lightning talk that tells your story – practical or visionary, funny or serious – about advocacy, change, and the values that define our profession.

Call for posters

Create a poster to share a success story! Propose a poster that conveys how you used advocacy, marketing, or promotion to gain support or express your values to the community.

Submit your proposal

Please go to the proposal webpage and fill out the quick form to tell us about your idea.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 21

We will review all of the submissions and let you know if you’re in by Friday, October 5.