Call for Proposals

If you’re excited to engage in thoughtful conversations about information literacy with your colleagues, start planning your proposals for the 12th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit on May 12, 2018 at the Yamhill Valley Campus of Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville, Oregon.

We invite a diverse range of presentations across library environments (e.g. academic, public, school), curriculum, and/or examples of successful collaboration between librarians and external stakeholders.

The IL Summit typically has 60-80 attendees who are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy. We invite you to submit proposals for panels, presentations, discussions, and other program formats to run for a total of 45 minutes including Q&A. Longer programs/workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis; if submitting a longer proposal, please include that in the Comments field.

Program proposals will be accepted until March 16, 2018.

Please submit your proposals here: ILAGO IL Summit Program Proposal

Save the Date!

The 2018 IL Summit will be on Saturday, May 12th, 2018, at Lane Community College, in Eugene, OR


April 23, 2018, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Oregon State University, Horizon Room, Memorial Union

2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

Register now for a one-day statewide conference and join a discipline-specific conversation about open composition resources. Faculty and graduate students who teach writing-intensive courses at Oregon’s 2-year, 4-year, public, and private institutions are invited. We will focus on open resources as a means to more equitable and inclusive instruction.

Please consider submitting a proposal for presentation by March 7. We will notify presenters by March 14. More information on proposals.

Why open resources?

  • Student savings: while materials costs for writing courses are generally low, the courses are so highly enrolled that the potential savings for students is great.
  • Customization: materials with an open license can be revised and shared to your heart’s content without violating copyright law, which puts the curriculum back in the faculty’s hands.
  • Pedagogy: open licenses enable innovative assessments that encourage students to participate in real-world writing scenarios and contribute culturally relevant content to the course materials.

When you leave the conference we hope that you will:

  • Have 2 new colleagues to support you as you begin or continue with OER
  • Share new ideas with colleagues who didn’t attend
  • Use material in your class that you remixed, found, or wrote today
  • Understand different ways to integrate open into your course along a spectrum of intensity

Registration for Oregon public community college and university participants includes travel reimbursement and overnight accommodation. Part-time faculty at Oregon public community colleges and universities are eligible for stipends for attendance and supplemental childcare.

Parking at OSU: All campus parking lots are pay lots from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitor parking permits are available from automated pay station kiosks in the lots, or by purchasing and printing a daily parking permit online prior to arriving on campus. For more information visit OSU Parking Services.


Are you teaching a writing course at any level (Composition, Developmental, Technical Writing, Literature, Research, etc.)?

Interested in incorporating Open Educational Resources (OER) or practices, but not sure where to start?

Join us for this one-hour presentation and conversation about currently available resources, case studies of incorporation, and solutions to common OER issues.

This webinar takes place at 9:30am Pacific time, March 9, 2018. The session will be recorded and captioned to share later.

Join the session
Call-in number: 646 876 9923
Participant PIN: 475 693 801




Opportunity to Learn about Cross-Sector PLCs:

A key component of the Regional Promise Programs that focus on creating college going cultures is the creation of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) of educators from higher education and high school.   Some of the most successful PLCs have been in writing.  We invite writing faculty from across Oregon to come to Redmond and learn about the Regional Promise Pillars and the journey of Cascades Commitment to create alternative pathways to dual credit and share your journey and strategies for success.  Find out about how the partnership in Central Oregon is expanding beyond dual credit to impact writing at all levels of high school and share resources and ideas about how to develop successful collaborative partnerships that make a true impact on student learning.  We’ll develop a space to share resources across colleges.

When: Sept 29th, 2017

Where: High Desert Education Service District. 2804 SW Sixth St. Redmond OR. 97756

Cost: Free and travel reimbursement

Questions?  catherine.halliwell-templin@hdesd.org


Catherine Halliwell-Templin, M.Ed

High Desert ESD

School Improvement Coordinator


541 693 5713

Juniors or seniors with a passion for poetry should look at one of Eastern Oregon University’s rarest opportunities, which is English 339, Northwest Poetry, as a weekend college for 2 credits. Northwest Poets’ Concord takes place May 4 – 6 at the Hallmark Inn in Newport and is essentially a chance for students to experience thirteen master class sessions from contemporary poets. EOU students who have attended in the past have found this a life-changing experience, and some continue to attend year after year. Student comments: “

  • “I believe that it was the best time I have had that had anything to do with earning college credit!”
  • “I was amazed at the passion, playfulness, vulnerability and rawness of the presenters.”
  • “The Northwest Poets’ Concord was definitely something I will be remembering for a long time to come.”
  • “Kudos to…all the poets for an event I will remember as a highlight of my EOU days.”

Program information is available at http://poetsconcord.org/poetsconcord.html.


Compose: Clackamas Community College’s FREE Creative Writing Conference

Saturday, May 19 from 9am-5pm

Free and open to all writers writers, levels, and genres!

Workshops in Screenwriting, Poetry, Memoir, Songwriting, Playwriting, Fiction, Publishing, and Writing for Veterans

Lunch with keynote speaker, Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Peterson

Participants must register by May 10th–spots are filling quickly!

For more information, please visit http://ccccreativewritingconference.wordpress.com/

Spring 2012 Meeting

Our spring meeting will be at Western Oregon University, April 13th, 2012.  We will meet in the Willamette Room in the Werner University Center (#28 on the map, on the top floor, west side of the building, above the Pacific Room Lobby) from 8:30-3:30.

The WOU parking permit for next Friday’s meeting was emailed to you.  You will need to print the attached permit out and display it in your car.  If you did not receive it, the parking permit is also posted on the wiki.

The winter minutes and the spring agenda are posted on the wiki.

Meg Artman, who has arranged the details of our meeting, would like to know if anyone would like to meet for dinner Thursday night.  Her email address is artmanm@mail.wou.edu to confirm.

Here is a link to a list of local hotels: http://hotelguides.com/colleges/oregon/western-oregon-university.html

See you Friday!