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Reminder Call for Proposals: 2017 ACRL Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference

This is a reminder that proposals for this year’s ACRL Washington & Oregon joint conference are DUE THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 11th by 11:59pm.

This year’s theme is “Tried & True or Shiny & New?” you 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.  There are many ways to engage with your fellow librarians at Pack Forest this year:

  • Can you talk for 7 minutes about a time that you tried something and it didn’t work out? Propose a Fail Talk!
  • Want to share the results of the hard work you’ve been doing? Submit a poster!
  • Looking for a chance to bring together a few colleagues to offer insights about a particular topic? Plan a panel discussion!

Link to submit proposals is http://bit.ly/ACRLWAOR17

Deadline is this Friday, August 11th at 11:59pm. Accepted presentations will be notified August 22nd.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact ACRLWA President Eli Gandour-Rood at egandourrood@pugetsound.edu or ACRLWA Vice-President Madeline Mundt at mundtm@uw.edu.

 

 

 

Call for Proposals: 2017 ACRL Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference

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.

 

Save the Date: ACRL WA/OR Joint Fall Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2017 ACRL Washington & Oregon joint conference!

The conference will be held from October 19th-20th – which is one week earlier than usual – at the Pack Forest Conference Center in Eatonville, WA.

This year’s theme is “Tried & True or Shiny & New?” so keep your eye out for additional information and a call for proposals coming out this summer.  You can also keep up with the conference on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/221475015034791

Jennifer’s favorite tweets from #acrlwaor15

It always takes me awhile for everything to sink in after a conference — especially a good conference — as I am always buzzing with ideas afterward. This was also my first time at the ACRL-WA/OR conference at Pack Forest! It was also the first conference to try out our new ACRL-OR Twitter account, @acrl_or, and I enjoyed getting a different perspective on the conference through tweets.

Here’s a round-up of my favorite #acrlwaor15 tweets, in chronological order:


Hey, there’s me! (In the red sweater.) I think I was about to give my ACRL-OR Communications Coordinator report… which WAS riveting, I can assure you. 😉








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

Let the Conversation Begin! #acrlwaor15

ACRL_Oregon TwitterAs you prep for and attend the ACRL-WA/OR Joint Fall Conference this week at Pack Forest, Oct. 22-23, 2015, share your thoughts and experiences on Twitter using #acrlwaor15.

I look forward to seeing many of you as we spend two days thinking about “Forging Partnerships, Opening Doors”.

ACRL-Oregon also has a new Twitter account, @acrl_or. Check it out here at https://twitter.com/acrl_or

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

ACRL-OR General Membership Meeting at the Annual Conference (Pack Forest)

*DATE CORRECTED BELOW*

Are you heading to the ACRL-WA/OR Annual Fall Conference at Pack Forest? Do you want to find out what ACRL-OR has been or is up to? Join us for the ACRL-OR General Membership Meeting at Pack Forest on Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 pm (MacBride 102).

We look forward to seeing you!

~ Uta Hussong-Christian, ACRL-OR President, 2015-2016
Science Librarian | Associate Professor
Oregon State University Libraries

Fall Conference Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to ACRL-Oregon’s fall conference scholarship winners!

  • Anne Engelsen (library school student)
  • Jules Filipski (library school student and Oregon Historical Society support staff)
  • Jay Hadley (library school student and Multnomah County Library support staff)
  • Jennifer Kim (library school student and National College of Natural Medicine support staff)

All our winners are first time attendees of the ACRL-WA/OR Annual Fall Conference. See you at Pack Forest!

ACRL-Oregon Invites Scholarship Applications for the 2015 WA/OR Joint Fall Conference

ACRL-Oregon has two different kinds of scholarships available for the upcoming 2015 ACRL-Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference. See below for more information and the application process and forms for both types of scholarships:


Library Paraprofessional/Support Staff Scholarship Applications

The Scholarship:

The ACRL Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference will be held at the Pack Forest Center for Sustainable Forestry in Eatonville, Washington on October 22-23, 2015. ACRL-OR will award up to two scholarships for library paraprofessionals/support staff; each completely covers registration and housing (dorm or cabin) and up to $50 in transportation costs.

Submission deadline is Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

The Criteria:

Applicants must be:

  • Library paraprofessionals/support staff
  • currently working in an Oregon library

The Application Process:

Complete the online application form (link below), which includes a written essay (250 words maximum), outlining your reasons for wanting to attend the conference and your interest in the conference theme of Forging Partnerships, Opening Doors.

Paraprofessional/Support Staff Scholarship Application Form


Librarian/Library Student Scholarship Applications

The Scholarship:

The ACRL Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference will be held at the Pack Forest Center for Sustainable Forestry in Eatonville, Washington on October 22-23, 2015. ACRL-OR will award up to two scholarships; each completely covers registration and housing (dorm or cabin).

Submission deadline is Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

The Criteria:

Applicants must be:

  • A member of OLA or willing to join before the conference
  • A librarian working in a library in Oregon or a student in an ALA-accredited library program who lives in Oregon
  • Preference given to first-time attendees of Fall Conference

The Application Process:

Complete the online application form (link below), which includes a written essay (250 words maximum), outlining your reasons for wanting to attend the conference and your interest in academic libraries.

Librarian/Library School Student Scholarship Application Form


The Deadline for All Scholarship Applications:

All scholarship applications are due September 16, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be announced by September 23, 2015.

Questions?

Uta Hussong-Christian, ACRL-Oregon President (2015-2016)
Oregon State University
Uta.hussong-christian@oregonstate.edu
541-737-7278

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! ACRL Washington & Oregon Fall Conference, October 22-23, 2015

Registration for the 2015 ACRL Washington & Oregon Fall Conference is now open! We have an exciting and practical slate of professional development and networking activities planned. We hope to see you there.

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ACRL Washington & Oregon Fall Conference 2015

Come network with colleagues, hear about ACRL National initiatives and opportunities, learn about new resources and initiatives at regional institutions, and get inspired in the beautiful retreat setting of Pack Forest!

Opening Keynote

The Washington State chapter is proud to welcome Susan Barnes Whyte as our keynote speaker for the 2015 conference.

Forging Partnerships, Opening Doors

Our theme for 2015 includes presentations on open access and open education; collaborative or shared efforts between libraries and with other organizations; libraries and librarians in the arenas of social justice, challenging oppression, and confronting bias; the changing contexts of our core missions of information literacy and information access; and navigating copyright, licensing, and fair use in providing content to our patrons.

For more info:

See you at Pack Forest,
Washington State Chapter of Association of College & Research Libraries

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