2016 Conference


FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016 8am-4pm

  Wilsonville, OR

Coming to a Crossroads:

Intersecting Roles in Library Service and Community

Holiday Inn Portland South
25425 SW 95th Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070
PHONE: (503)682-2211

2016's conference was held in beautiful Wilsonville, Oregon in the Holiday Inn Portland South. Easily accessible from the freeway and recently remodeled this location is equally convenient, comfortable, and modern.

In addition to the presentation-style format you’re used to (one or two people presenting to an audience for the majority of the allotted time), we hosted interactive, panel-style sessions as well. 

These sessions involved a short presentation on a theme by the panelists at the beginning, leading into a lightly moderated discussion involving everyone in the room for the majority of the time. Choose which style works best for you, so you can get the absolute most out of the conference.

Take a look at our sessions and presenters/panelists this year:
  • Keynote:
    • Passport to Oregon Libraries: a Brief History of Resource Sharing with Eva Calcagno

  • Presentation style conference sessions:
    • Managing Compassion Fatigue at Work with Evan Edward Dumas, MD
    • Responding to and Assisting People with Unique Needs with Elise Thompson
    • One of These Things is Not Like the Other - The Joy of a Diverse Environment with Sandra Valenti

  • Interactive panel style conference sessions:
    • Ergonomics in the Library with Victoria Eaton, OTD, OTR/L; Kaitlyn Blair, OTS; Kelsey Sandage, OTS; and Amy Van Goey, OTS
    • Customer Service Victories with Jennifer Steward and Angela Weyrens
    • Training guides, Techniques, and Manuals with Suzy Coleman, Shanel Parette, and Mike Farris

  •  Plus:
    • The ever-popular Basic Book Repair for Libraries with Carolee Harrison
    • Our all new guided networking session: Supportlandia with Jane Corry

If you have any questions or comments about the conference, we'd love to hear them! Please email us at, or alternatively call Justyne Triest or Jennifer Patterson, conference committee co-chairs, at (503) 352-1426 and (503) 691-3074 respectively.

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