Welcome to Online Northwest
Online Northwest is a conference focusing on the use of technology within libraries. It was created by the Oregon University System Library Council to help librarians around Oregon learn how to use early online searching tools. As information technology and librarians have increased in sophistication over the years, so has the conference.
Online Northwest is now a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture. The conference is sponsored by the Oregon University System Library Council.
The conference will be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center in Corvallis, OR on February 13th, 2015 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
2015 Keynote Speaker Mita Williams
Mita Williams, User Experience Librarian at the University of Windsor, will start off the day with her keynote presentation:
Teach for America. Code for America. Librarianing for America.
The motto for Code for America is "a new kind of public service". The motto of CrisisCommons is "we help connect people to help those in need". This talk is not going to dwell on the matter that librarians lack a good word - much less an official motto - that describes the work that we do. Instead, a case will be made for a new program to be designed to get more librarians working within more organizations in more communities.
2015 Confirmed Presentations!
We've got a great line-up for you this year. Check out the list of presentations confirmed for the 2015 conference.