ACRL-Oregon & Washington Fall Conference 2008


The Once & Future Catalog

October 23-24, 2008

Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, Oregon

The library catalog is in a state of transition, as new products have emerged to revolutionize the patron’s experience in using this key finding tool for our collections.   We will learn from libraries across the country that have led the way in transforming their library catalogs, as well as librarians from our region who can share their experience with local next generation catalog options.  Please join your colleagues for two days of interesting discussion, beautiful scenery, and great company.

Keynote speakers:

Panel Discussion on WorldCat Local at University of Washington:  

  • Steve Shadle
  • Anne-Marie Davis
  • Kathleen Collins


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.



Thursday, October 23
11:00 a.m. - noon Registration and check in
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Welcome and introductions
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Kristin Antelman, North Carolina State University (Endeca)
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Tim Daniels, Georgia Library PINES
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Terry Reese, Oregon State University
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Break, stroll, enjoy the view
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Chapter Meetings
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Information Literacy discussion
Discussion Leader: Michele Burke (Chemeketa Community College)
  Creating a Northwest Research Network discussion
Discussion Leaders: Robin Paynter (Portland State University) and Laura Zeigen (Oregon Health & Sciences University)
8:15 p.m. – Party
Friday, October 24
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and checkout from rooms
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Technical & Public Services perspectives on WorldCat Local

Steve Shadle, Anne-Marie Davis and Kathleen Collins

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Discussion / Question & Answer with all speakers
11:30 a.m. – noon Wrap up and closing


Once again, the setting for the 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. Please note: 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. Registration and meals will be in Wright Hall.

Accommodations/Food/What to bring:
Menucha has comfortable dormitory-style rooms with some bunk beds (lower bunks only). Linens (pillow, blankets, sheets, towel, washcloth) are provided.

Be sure to bring clothes that layer easily (attendees go in- and out-doors regularly), flashlights, rain gear, and ear plugs! We also encourage you to bring puzzles & games for Thursday evening entertainment!