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2023 ALD/ACRL-WA and ACRL-OR Joint Fall Conference Home

Thank you to everyone who attended the ACRL-WA & OR Joint Conference in Longview on October 27!

 When: October 27

Where: Lower Columbia College - Longview, WA.


You can still register online until December 27, 2023 for access to all virtual content.

Registration Timeline

Wednesday, September 6   | Early Bird and Virtual Registrations Open
Monday, October 2 | Extended Early Bird Registration Deadline
Wednesday, October 18 | Advance Registration Deadline
Friday, October 27, 7:30 - 8:30 am | On-Site Registration Open

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The Work of Libraries

People, and their labor, are the core of academic libraries. This work can be exciting, monotonous, high stakes, invisible, precarious, invigorating, and exhausting. Like other forms of labor, work in academic libraries has changed dramatically since the advent of the pandemic, and continues to change.

This conference is an opportunity to explore the different ways in which we engage with our work. How does your library ensure that others understand and value the labor that goes into providing library services and maintaining library collections? How does your institution value and engage all the workers in your library, including student workers? How do you work during a time of social and political anxiety that has direct ramifications for library workers and library patrons?  What does it mean to ensure that your libraries are more equitable places in a time of “DEI work”? What strategies do you use to manage your workload and protect your personal and professional boundaries? What work are you proud of and why?

This conference welcomes proposals that incorporate this theme through case studies and other forms, particularly proposals that are rooted in practical, daily workplace experiences.

For questions about the conference, please email [email protected] or call/text (206) 823-1138‬.