Call for Proposals for the  2017 ACRL Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference

Our theme this year is "Tried & True or Shiny & New?" We invite colleagues across the Northwest to join us on October 19th and 20th to share ideas and inspirations, build community, and enjoy the idyllic setting at Pack Forest Conference Center in Eatonville, WA.

We invite proposals which consider the ways in which the tension between innovation and tradition is present in our professional lives. How do we address those tensions? 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 in your proposal could 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?

Please consider submitting your proposal for a workshop, presentation, panel discussion, or (new this year!) a poster or a 7 minute “Fail Talk” sharing an experience you’ve had with failure.

Click below to submit your proposal, including title, abstract (300 word max), and presentation type.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: August 11th, 2017. Accepted presentations will be notified August 22nd.

Please share this call widely across your professional networks!

Questions? Contact ACRLWA President Eli Gandour-Rood at or ACRLWA Vice-President Madeline Mundt at

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