The next ONW Conference will be held on March 27, 2020 in Portland, Oregon at Portland State University.

Please look for the call for proposals in early October 2019.


Jonathan Cain serves as the Head of Data Services at the University of Oregon Libraries. In this role, he supports researchers through Research Data Management and oversees data education initiatives and data literacy-focused workshops including Library Carpentry, R Training, Pandas, and other education initiatives.
Talk Title: Teaching as We Learn: Using Digital Research Workshops to Increase Data Services Capacity
Michelle Desilets is a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Portland State University. She's been providing online information literacy instruction (ILI) in an academic setting since 2010. Her interest in providing effective and engaging online ILI led her to investigate the benefits of incorporating game-based learning, as well as the implications in terms of accessibility.
Talk Title: Game-Based Learning in Online Information Literacy Instruction: Is it Accessible?
Genifer Snipes is the Business and Economics Librarian at the University of Oregon. She is interested in applied business research and teaching. Specifically, her work focuses on marketing and entrepreneurial research and the growth of data-driven business librarianship and education.
Talk Title: Data Across the Curriculum
Kelly McElroy is the Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University. She was a member of the first cohort of the Library Freedom Institute, and has led a Conversation Project through Oregon Humanities since 2017.
Talk Title: Destroying Data and Technology in Support of Students