February 15, 2012 (Vol. 18, No. 4) – Opportunities for Engagement

Oregon Information Literacy Summit
The Oregon Information Literacy Summit gathers together academic professionals who teach information literacy to undergraduates, from Dual Credit high school teachers to two- and four-year college instructors, particularly librarians and faculty teaching in writing-intensive disciplines.  This year’s Summit takes place Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Chemeketa Communty College’s Yamhill Valley Campus in McMinnville.

With talks, panels, and presentations, the IL Summit offers Oregon educators a unique face-to-face opportunity to participate in an ongoing discussion about the importance of and techniques for embedded information literacy instruction within every discipline.

As the date approaches, registration details and a Call for Proposals will be circulated and posted to the Oregon IL Summit page of the ILAGO blog.

2012 Oregon Virtual Reference Summit
The venue and keynote speaker for this year’s Virtual Reference Summit have been selected! Save the date–Friday May 25th, 2012 and join us in Gleneden Beach (near Lincoln City) on the beautiful Oregon Coast at the luxurious Salishan Inn & Resort! http://www.salishan.com/
Discount rates will be available through the weekend for attendees who reserve a room early.  More information on hotel discounts and conference registration is on the way.
Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Joseph Janes. More details to come on topics for his talk…
In the meantime, check out this year’s VR Summit trailer and keep watching the site for news and updates!

Scholarships Available for 2012 International Conference of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m. CST is the receipt deadline for scholarships to the June 4-7, 2012 International Conference of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Qualified applicants must work with a tribal archive, library, museum or cultural center, or be enrolled full-time in a museum, library, archival, or Native Studies related program. Awards are primarily based upon the extent to which an applicant is likely to benefit from the conference and financial need. Scholarships range from $250 to $750 and may include registration fees and three-nights shared lodging. Travel typically is not covered, but will be considered Funding for scholarships is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Approximately 100 scholarships will be awarded. To apply, visit the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museum’s website.