ACRL-OR/WA Joint Conferences

Every October, the Oregon and Washington ACRL chapters meet for a two-day conference and membership meeting, either in Oregon at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center or in Washington at the Pack Forest Conference Center.

Programs have addressed the library role in multimedia development, political and social ramifications of the Internet, quality management, developing user-centered services, teaching critical thinking skills, and equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Recent programs have addressed libraries’ roles in multimedia development, the political and social ramifications of the Internet, total quality management in libraries, developing user-centered services, teaching critical thinking skills, and diversity. See below for archives of previous conference information. 


Save the Date Virtual Joint Conference 2021, November 5: Submit a proposal on the theme “Old Spaces, New Spaces: Reimagining the Boundaries” through July 14
Pack Forest 2019, October 24-25: “Whiteness and Racism in Academic Libraries
Menucha 2018, October 25-26: “Reimagining Advocacy: Personal, Professional, Political
Pack Forest 2017, October 19-20: “Tried & True or Shiny & New?
Menucha 2016, October 27-28: “Enhancing Creativity and Turning Inspiration Into Reality,” October 27-28, 2016
Pack Forest 2015, October 22-23: “Forging Partnerships, Opening Doors
Menucha 2014, October 23-24: “Professional Identity and Technology: Looking Forward
Pack Forest 2013, October 25-26: “Taking Care: Ourselves, Our Users, Our Collections
Menucha 2012, October 25-26: “Libraries Out Loud: New Narratives of Enduring Values
Pack Forest 2011, October 27-28: “Live long and prosper: Sustainable solutions for today’s academic libraries
Menucha 2010, October 28-29: “If we knew today what we’ll know tomorrow: Futures thinking for academic libraries
Pack Forest 2009, October 29-30: “Great Expectations: A conversation with colleagues about change, innovation, and collaboration in Academe”
Menucha 2008, October 23-24: “The Once and Future Catalog
Pack Forest 2007, October 25-26: “The Visible Librarian: Establish Your Presence on Campus”
Menucha 2006, October 26-27: “Resistance Is Futile: Academia Meets the NeXt Generation
Pack Forest 2005, October 27-28: “Academic Librarians Unplugged: The Realities of Academic Librarianship”
Menucha 2004, October 28-29: “(R)EVOLUTION! Scholarly Communication at a X roads
Pack Forest 2003, October 23-24: “Changing needs, changing roles: redefining and promoting the academic library”
Menucha 2002, October 24-25: “The Postmodern Library: Whose Place Is It?
Pack Forest 2001, October 25-26: “The Digital Challenge: Creating the 21st Century Academic Library”
Menucha 2000, October 26-27: “Consortial Cooperation – Key to the Future
Pack Forest 1999, October 28-29: “Assessing Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going: Academic Librarianship at the Turn of the Century”
Menucha 1998, October 22-23: “Librarians for the New Millennium” 
Pack Forest 1997: “Tightening our Belts while Broadening Our Appeal”
Menucha 1996: “Multimedia in Academia and Libraries: The New Challenge”
Menucha 1984: “Connecting Academic Libraries with the Future”
Pack Forest 1983: “Online Publishing and the Library”
Menucha 1982: “Developing and Managing Collections in the 1980s”
Seabeck Conference Center 1981: “On-line Catalogs”
Menucha 1980: “Resource Sharing: New Perspectives”
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