Oregon Reference Summit

Friday, June 1, 2018 @ The LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University
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Registration is closed. 

Overnight accommodations: We have reserved a block of rooms for Thursday and Friday night at the Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis. Reserve using this link or group code ORS.


Here is the schedule.

Our keynote is Erin Berman, Innovations Manager for the San Jose Public Library. A 2016 Movers & Shakers winner, Ms. Berman will speak about how librarians are updating their service models to meet the current needs of their communities and what the future of library services look like in this fast-paced, ever-changing world of technology.

We will be serving breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. Take a look at our menu.

Social Event

Come meet your peers the evening before the first Oregon Reference Summit! The Reference Summit Social will be Thursday, May 31 from 7 pm – 9 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, University Club (2500 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis).

We will share snacks and drinks as well as trivia and board games. One free drink per person and complimentary small bites. Hope to see you there!

About the Summit

The Oregon Reference Summit (OrRS) is a 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.

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

This year’s OrRS 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.


Contact Tamara Ottum, chair of the planning committee.