Oregon Reference Summit

Call for Proposals

The 1st annual Oregon Reference Summit will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University.

The planning committee invites you to submit proposals for programs and Lightning Talks relating to reference service.

Possible topics might include:

  • The value of reference in the digital era
  • Marketing reference services
  • Fostering a sense of community through reference interactions
  • Answering difficult/unusual reference questions
  • Providing reference remotely
  • Unique and/or useful reference resources
  • Best practices in customer service

Programs should be designed to run for a total of 60 minutes including Q&A; longer programs/workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis (if a longer program/workshop is desired, please include that in the Comments field).

Lightning Talks should be designed to last no more than 5 minutes.

The submission form is here: https://goo.gl/forms/rDZGoNWEibgpC7Xb2.

Proposals will be accepted until February 9, 2018.

Questions? Contact Tamara Ottum, chair of the planning committee.

Oregon Reference Summit

Save the date!

Friday, June 1, 2018 – LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University

Join us at this one-day conference with reference-focused content appropriate for all skill levels, library types, and experiences! It is an excellent opportunity to meet reference staff from around the state face-to-face and exchange ideas.

Our keynote is Erin Berman, Innovations Manager at San Jose Public Library. A 2016 Movers & Shakers winner, Erin will speak about the shifting role of librarians in serving our customers’ information and literacy needs.

The Summit is an adaption of the Oregon Virtual Reference Summit, which was held annually from 2008-2015. (You can view presentations from the past OVRS programs on Northwest Central.)

This year’s Summit is sponsored by Answerland; the Oregon Library Association’s Reference and Legal Reference Roundtables; and the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.

Questions? Contact Tamara Ottum, chair of the Summit planning committee.