Wordstock / Project Compass Training / Call for lightning talks – ACRL WA/OR conference
Wordstock, Portland’s fabulous literary arts festival, is taking place October 6-9, 10-am-6pm.
Get involved and see this fantastic event from the inside. Two volunteers are needed for each 2-hour shift at the Oregon Authors and Oregon Center for the Book booth on Saturday or Sunday, October 8-9. Librarians, library staffers and library students are all welcome. You’ll get free admission, of course, and have some time to look around at the exhibits and meet authors and publishers. Interested? Contact Linda Malone at Lake Oswego Public Library firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.675.2540 with the date(s) and time(s) you are available.
***Project Compass Training
Library staff are first-responders to increased demands for job-related assistance. Yet during these tough times, increased demands often outstrip our time to build resources and services. These three online Project Compass sessions will provide participants with real-world success stories and a foundation of skills to take the guess-work out of building programs and services in response to patron workforce recovery needs in the 21st Century. We will explore best practices for building programs and services for job seekers and local business development, building partnerships with your local workforce agency, and providing financial literacy and technology training.
The three sessions will be held on Thursdays: September 29th, October 13th and October 20th. Each session will be 1.5 hours, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. You must register to attend these online sessions, information on connecting to the webinars will be sent out to registrants the week before the first session. Participants will also receive a workbook in the mail prior to the first session.
To register please go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y79LQ8Y
If you have questions please contact MaryKay Dahlgreen email@example.com
***Call for lightning talks – ACRL WA/OR conference, October 27-28
Lightning talk participants are sought for the ACRL WA/OR joint conference. Each talk is 10 minutes long. Number of slides is not limited.
“Live long and prosper: Sustainable solutions for today’s academic libraries”
October 27 – 28, 2011
Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest Conference Center, Eatonville, WA
Academic libraries are facing a challenging future with evolving information technologies, growing user needs, increasing operational costs, and unstable financial situations. In order to thrive and grow, we must embrace sustainability in all of its facets – social, economical, and environmental.
The proposal should include author’s name, email address, institution, title and abstract (300 words or less). Submissions should be submitted online . If you have trouble with the online form, you may email your proposal to Erica Coe (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals must be received by October 3. Submitters will be notified of the results by October 7.
-Conference Registration Information for Speakers:
Speakers will be responsible for paying all registration and travel fees. Speakers will need to register for the conference in order to indicate housing and food preferences.