ACRL-Oregon & Washington Joint Fall Conference 2000


Consortial Cooperation � Key to the Future
October 26-27, 2000

Menucha Conference Center, Corbett, Oregon



Is consortial cooperation key to the future for academic libraries to continue to meet the information needs of their students and faculty? Consortia can be an effective vehicle for sharing materials within the academic community, particularly for smaller states with limited financial resources. Consortia can also provide a way for academic libraries to share the expertise of their staff.

Two nationally recognized speakers from different types of consortia will describe their experiences, including what has and hasn�t worked for them, how the political arena in their states has affected consortial development, and their vision for the future.

A group of librarians from academic libraries and consortia in Oregon and Washington will offer their comments and views on approaches and prospects for the continued growth of consortia from the perspective of their institutions.

Come prepared for some lively discussion and networking opportunities.

Featured Speakers

Bernie Sloan
Senior Library Information Systems Consultant
University of Illinois, Office for Planning and Budgeting
Sue Medina
Director, Network of Alabama Academic Libraries

Mary Devlin
Interim Director, PORTALS
Leslie Riester
Director of Instructional Technology,
Portland Community College
John Popko
University Librarian, Seattle University
Jeanne Crisp
Project Director for Washington Statewide Database Licensing
Washington State Library
John Helmer
Executive Director, Orbis


The setting for the 2000 ACRL-OR/WA 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. BUT, 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.

The Menucha telephone number is 503-695-2243. 

Accommodations/Food/How to get there

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

Your registration fee will include: Thursday lunch, Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast, Snacks

Please note on your registration form if you prefer the Vegetarian option.

How to get there:

  • Drive 22 miles east of Portland, Oregon, on I-84
  • Take Exit 22 (Corbett)
  • 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
  • Turn left to drive down the winding driveway
  • Registration and meals will be in Wright Hall

Menucha's URL:


Thursday, October 26

11:00 �12:00 Registration

12:00 �1:00 Lunch

1:30-1:45 Welcome

1:45-2:00 Barbara Jenkins (National ACRL Board)

2:00-2:45 Bernie Sloan

2:45-3:15 Discussion

3:15-3:45 Break

3:45-4:30 Sue Medina

4:30-5:00 Discussion

5:00-6:00 Break

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:00-7:30 Board meetings

7:30-8:30 Chapter meetings

8:00-??? Social time and square dancing

Friday, October 27

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:15 Program

10:15-10:45 Break and room checkout

10:45-11:15 Program

11:15-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:00 Conclusion