Dear All,

In addition to the Fall Conference 2008 "Once & Future Catalog" program, there will also be two informal discussions on Thursday evening.

The first discussion is centered on ways academic librarians in Oregon and Washington can collaborate on undergraduate information literacy and IL  initiatives in the region.

The second discussion explores the possibility of creating a NW library research network. While demands for research data to inform decisions, improve practice, program assessment and evaluation have been increasing, adequate measures and instruments have lagged behind. The facilitators will briefly outline various models for cooperative research to provide background for further discussions.

Fall Conference Registration*:

ACRL-OR and ACRL-WA members:  $110
Non-members:  $125
Late registration: $135
*Registration includes: Thursday lunch, dinner, entertainment and lodging, Friday breakfast, and snacks.


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. Click here for additional information on the scholarship program.


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Robin Paynter
Social Sciences Librarian
220D Library
Portland State University


“The fragmentation of rational knowledge in the postmodern world has produced a focus on information that is unaware of its history.” – Marcus Breen (1997)