Registration open

Registration is now open for Online Northwest 2017.  We look forward to seeing you in Portland in March!

2017 program posted!

Our program for the 2017 Online Northwest conference is now live.  An exact schedule will be posted closer to the conference date.  Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal--it was an incredibly strong pool this year. 

We're looking forward to an amazing conference, with presenters from across the country and a stellar keynote address from Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble. 

Registration will open online on January 3, 2017.

The conference will be held at Portland State University on March 31st, 2017

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, keynote speaker for 2017
"Social Justice in LIS: Finding the Imperative to Act"


Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She also holds appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology. She is currently working on a monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in search engines like Google (forthcoming, NYU Press). She currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and is the co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online (Peter Lang, Digital Formations, 2016), and Emotions, Technology & Design (Elsevier, 2015).



about Online Northwest 

Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture. 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. For more information, please see our history page