ACRL-Oregon & Washington Joint Fall Conference 1998


Librarians for the New Millennium

October 22-23, 1998
Menucha Conference Center, Corbett, Oregon


Bibliography compiled by Rushton Brandis

Higher education is changing. Some changes are coming from our institutions while other changes are from entrepreneurs, politicians, students, and tax payers.

  • How will librarians allocate and manage resources for support of library services?
  • What are the emerging models of post secondary education?
  • What kind of physical work environment can librarians expect?
  • What skills will be required of librarians in the institutions of the future?
  • Where do libraries fit in? Or do they?
  • Who will our users be? Will we teach them or just reach them?
  • Will we be collaborators, competitors, or contractors in these evolving models?

Thursday afternoon, Kurt Slobodzian, Dean of Instructional Technology and Learning Resources at the University of Phoenix, and John Byrne, Executor Director of the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities and retired President of Oregon State University, will present their concepts of academic institutions and the role of libraries.

Friday, Oregon and Washington librarians will lead discussions on the role of librarians.


The setting for the Fall Conference is the rustic Menucha Conference Center situated atop a bluff overlooking the Columbia Gorge near Corbett, Oregon about 45 minutes west of Portland. The picturesque lodge, spacious gardens and winding paths make this an exceptionally pleasant location, BUT, the Columbia Gorge can be cold in October, so bring warm clothes and rain gear if you plan to spend some time walking the grounds. The Menucha phone number for messages and emergencies is (503) 695-2243.


Comfortable dormitory-style rooms with some bunk beds, lower bunks only. Linens (pillow, blankets, sheets, towel, washcloth) will be provided.


The registration fee will include lunch on Thursday noon, dinner on Thursday at 6 p.m., breakfast on Friday at 8 a.m., and snacks at breaks. A vegetarian option is available if indicated on the Registration form.


Casual. (Jeans and sweaters.)


Thursday, October 22nd
11:00-12:00 Check-in/room assign
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:30-5:00 Program (with Break)
6:00-7:30 Dinner
7:30-8:30 Chapter meetings
8:30-??? Social get together

Friday, October 23rd
8:00-9:00 Breakfast/checkout
9:00-10:15 Small group discussions
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Panel of librarians

  • Drive 22 miles east of Portland, Oregon on I-84.
  • Take the Corbett exit (Exit 22).
  • Drive up Corbett Hill Road to the Scenic Highway.
  • Turn left onto the highway.
  • Drive 1 1/4 miles east to the gate on the left.

A winding driveway leads down to Menucha. Here's a map.


Call or e-mail Kit Dusky: 503-725-5775/[email protected]