ACRL-Oregon & Washington Fall Conference
Thu, 10/28/2010 - 8:00am - Fri, 10/29/2010 - 5:00pm
Menucha Retreat & Conference Center
Corbett, OR 97019
About the Event
Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, Oregon
As ACRL Oregon celebrates its 35th anniversary, we'll take the opportunity to look into the future instead of examining the past. What hopes, expectations, and fears do we have for academic libraries in general and in the region going into the future? What questions can we ask now that will help us grow into the futures we hope for and avoid the futures we fear? How can we discuss possible futures in a way that enriches our current practices? How do those daily practices create the future? Gather with your colleagues in a beautiful setting and take a break from the present to gaze into our future.
Quick! You have 5 minutes and 20 slides to tell your colleagues from Oregon and Washington academic libraries what you think about the future! What will you tell them? Will you outline a dystopic future where Google has implanted a device in our brains, tracking and making available our every thought? Will you inspire them with a story about how libraries are leading the charge to restore the economy and save democracy? Maybe you'll share some thoughts you've been having about how a new technology is going to rock our worlds. We're looking for a nice mixture of practical, visionary, funny, dire, and inventive. Wherever you are in the library or your career - from library director to library student - you have something to add to this discussion!
We will be accepting submissions for Ignite-style lightning talks on a rolling basis until all spots are filled or August 1, 2010. But don't wait for the last minute! Your early submission will help us plan a better conference! Submit your idea now!
ACRL-OR awards two scholarships to the ACRL Washington and Oregon Joint Fall Conference annually. The scholarship covers the registration fee for the conference, including room and board, plus a $30 remittance to assist in covering travel expenses. We will post more information about the scholarships soon!
Once again, the setting for the fall conference is the rustic Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, situated atop a bluff overlooking the Columbia Gorge near Corbett, Oregon. The picturesque lodge, spacious gardens, and winding paths make this an exceptionally pleasant location. Please note: the Columbia Gorge can be cold in October, so please bring warm clothes and rain gear if you plan to spend some time walking on the grounds. Registration and meals will be in Wright Hall.
Accommodations/Food/What to bring:
Menucha has comfortable dormitory-style rooms with some bunk beds (lower bunks only). Linens (pillow, blankets, sheets, towel, washcloth) are provided.
Be sure to bring clothes that layer easily (attendees go in- and out-doors regularly), flashlights, rain gear, and ear plugs! We also encourage you to bring puzzles & games for Thursday evening entertainment!
Presented by: Keynote speaker: David Silver
Keynote speaker: David Silver
David Silver is an associate professor of media studies at the University of San Francisco where he teaches courses on media history, digital media, and green media. From 1996-2009, Silver directed the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, an entirely online center devoted to the academic study of the internet. Since 2004, Silver has co-directed (with Sarah Washburn) The September Project, a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom in all libraries in all countries throughout the month of September. Since 2009, Silver has co-directed (with Melinda Stone) USF's Garden Project, a cluster of food- and food production-related courses surrounding an organic garden in the middle of campus. Silver blogs at silver in sf.
Jamene Brooks-Kieffer is Assistant Professor and Resource Linking Librarian at Kansas State University Libraries where she administers SFX, EZproxy, LibX, and portions of the Libraries’ web site. She blogs about her work with SFX on the K-State Libraries SFX Documentation blog, http://ksulib.typepad.com/sfxdoc. In addition to these duties, Ms. Brooks-Kieffer works with the Libraries’ Verde ERM installation, participates in usability testing, and collects and analyzes e-resource usage data to inform collection decisions. She chairs a team devoted to the care and feeding of the Libraries’ web site and serves on a campus-wide standing committee on technology. Ms. Brooks-Kieffer is a regular speaker at Electronic Resources & Libraries where she explores her interests in usage data and simple user interfaces decoupled from internal library workflows. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Florida State University.
Additional speakers TBA
Registration information will be posted in August.