This year’s theme:
Thriving Together

The inspiration for this came about as a way to honor the inclusion of our friends and members at the Oregon Association of School Libraries by expanding this year’s conference with an additional Saturday program (which we hope everyone will enjoy!).
It is also our hope that this theme will lead each of you to reflect upon the growth and collaboration we experience in our work and in our lives; how that can strengthen us, and make us more creative. Every day we work across organizations, departments, with colleagues, or with a variety of other partners of all kinds to serve our communities. These relationships are what make our libraries such vital resources. Let’s share our experiences of collaboration and community, and we will, absolutely, thrive together.

– Elsa Loftis, OLA President 2016-17

Locations and Parking

The conference will be at the Salem Convention Center April 19 – 21, 2017.

The additional Saturday program will be at the Salem Public Library on April 22, 2017.

  • See Locations for more information about the venues.
  • See Parking for information about places to park.
  • See Directions to get to the Salem Convention Center and Salem Public Library.


Driving together! Check out the Carpool and Ride Share Signup to travel with colleagues to the conference.

Conference hashtag:  #ORLib17

Conference Code of Conduct