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Continuing Education Opportunities 2012

For current information and blog posts about continuing education opportunities promoted via the ACRL-Oregon website, click on the following categories:


Below is archived information regarding continuing education opportunities and webinars co-sponsored by ACRL-Oregon in 2012:


ACRL-Oregon, ACRL-Washington, OHSU Library, and OSU Libraries are proud to co-sponsor the following ACRL National webinars to support continuing education for academic librarians in Oregon and Washington!

Please note: We gather at a host library for each webinar – these sessions are open to EVERYONE (members and non-members alike) and are intended to encourage group discussion and networking! Online access to the session URL will be emailed to ACRL-Oregon and ACRL-Washington members after each webinar.

From Idea to Publication Part One: Understanding the Research Question
February 7, 2012
Learn to formulate and define good research questions, select appropriate research methodologies and design the research study. Specific topics will include developing useful questionnaires, techniques used in conducting telephone interviews, working with focus groups and constructing surveys to get the information you need.
Location: Oregon State University, Willamette Meeting Room
Contact: Jennifer Nutefall (Jennifer.Nutefall@oregonstate.edu)
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm PST

From Idea to Publication Part Two: Analysis and Writing
March 7, 2012
Quantitative methods necessitate certain kinds of analyses, while qualitative methods operate on different assumptions and different kinds of data.  It is essential to have an understanding of the appropriate forms of analyses (along with their possibilities and limitations).  Learn learn to express their research in publishable form.
Location: Portland State University Library, Room 160
Contact: Amy Hofer (ahofer@pdx.edu)
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm PST

Shifting Sands: How Small Changes in Policy, Culture and Technology are Determining the Future of Libraries
March 27, 2012
Discover how changes in national and international policy, the growth of the free culture movement, and the rapid evolution of technology are having big impacts on libraries, and what you can do to help turn the tide.
Location:  Washington State University at Pullman, Room TBA
Contact: Corey Johnson (coreyj@wsu.edu)
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm PST

From Idea to Publication Part Three: Submitting for Publication
April 3, 2012
Learn how to select an appropriate journal or publisher, learn how to prepare a manuscript for submission, and understand what the submission process will encompass.
Location: University of Washington at Tacoma Library, Room TBA
Contact: Erica Coe (elcoe@uw.edu)
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm PST

Announcements will also be posted on LIBS-OR, ACRL-NW, and the ACRL-Oregon Blog before each event.

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