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Ten Reasons to Become a Member

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Advance Your Career

From running for the ACRL-Oregon board to volunteering to help with special events, ACRL-Oregon provides a number of opportunities to advance your career.  

Membership in ACRL-Oregon looks great on your vita, and may positively affect hiring, performance reviews, and promotions.

Join a Community

Membership is a powerful asset, putting you in touch with academic library colleagues around Oregon (and Washington). By joining ACRL-Oregon, you gain access to a network of potential collaborators.

Get Involved

Enrich your membership by getting involved with ACRL-Oregon — present at our fall conference or, better yet, run for a board position!

Be Heard

Think globally, act locally: ACRL-OR is your link to ACRL National – let us know what you want out of your organization!  Members elect board members who shape the direction of the organization. Membership also adds your voice to the ensemble of academic libraries in Oregon.

Get the News

Get advanced notice of e-learning workshops, conference programming, and conference and event registrations.

Participate in Events

ACRL-Oregon and ACRL Washington host a dynamite conference each fall, affectionately known as “library camp.” ACRL-Oregon sponsors high-impact events at the OLA annual conference, including pre-conferences, sessions, and an informal reception.

Finally ACRL-Oregon sponsors other virtual learning opportunities throughout the year.

Save Money

Members are eligible for registration discounts on the fall conference and are also invited to attend other sponsored learning opportunities at low or no cost.

Stay Informed

Membership in ACRL-Oregon keeps your finger on the pulse of academic librarianship in the state. Through the Association blog and sponsored events, you will always be in touch with the issues most important to your colleagues.

Apply for Scholarships

Members are encouraged to apply for a variety of scholarships to promote collaborative work, professional development, and fall conference registration.

Advocate for Academic Libraries

We’ve got your back! ACRL-Oregon advocates for all types of academic libraries and librarians – community colleges, private colleges & universities, and public universities.

We also advocate for K-12 libraries and librarians and for issues including information literacy, intellectual freedom, and information access.

Strengthen the voice of academic libraries, just by being a member.

Note: Joining ACRL-OR does NOT automatically grant you membership in the national ACRL organization. To join the national ACRL please enroll here

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