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A chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries

ACRL Washington & Oregon Fall Conference 2017

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • 11:30 AM
  • Friday, October 20, 2017
  • 1:00 PM
  • Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest


  • ACRL-WA, ACRL-OR and CLAMS members
  • Currently enrolled MLIS students residing, working, or attending school in Oregon or Washington.
  • Scholarship recipients can register and check the "pay by mail" option. The registration invoice will be sent directly to the ACRL-OR board.
  • ACRL-WA Scholarship Winners

Pack Forest Cabins

ACRL Washington & Oregon Fall Conference 2017

Come network with colleagues, hear about ACRL National initiatives and opportunities, learn about new resources and initiatives at regional institutions, and get inspired in the beautiful retreat setting of Pack Forest!

Opening Keynote

Dr. Carole Palmer, Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Interim Dean at the University of Washington Information School

Tried & True or Shiny & New?

Our theme for 2017 is "Tried & True or Shiny & New?" We will consider the ways in which the tension between innovation and tradition is present in our professional lives. How do we address that tension? Is there an inherent conflict between our roles as librarians in the past, and our roles in the present and going into the future? Some questions which might be raised or answered at this conference may include: what can be lost by refusing to change? What can be gained by preserving established practices? Are there areas of our work which require constant transformation or are in need of meticulous constancy?

2017 conference program and schedule

Pack Forest details: lodging, directions, map


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