2015 COSUGI Conference
Portland, Oregon • March30 - April 1, 2015
Pre-Conference events March 29, 2015
Preliminary Schedule and Sessions
Day 1: March 30, 9 am -3:45 pm
Customer Appreciation Party
Portland Art Museum, 6-9 pm
Day 2: March 31, 8:15 am -5:30 pm
Day 3: April 1, 8:15 am -4:15 pm**
**Traditionally, the final session of the day has been the SirsiDynix Q&A. That is being moved to earlier in the day.
SirsiDynix and COSUGI member sessions will run until 4:15 pm.
SirsiDynix Pre-Conference Programs
First Time Attendee Scholarship
Congratulations to Scholarship Awardee:
Danielle Cossarini, Selkirk College Library, Castlegar, British Columbia
SirsiDynix Sponsored Attendee Scholarship
Congratulations to Scholarship Awardees:
Alexandra Felton, Cochise College Libraries, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Lynn Bissonnette, Université de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Registration and Housing Now Open
Register Online Here
Make a Hotel Reservation Here
Conference Room rate is $139/night and includes wi-fi in sleeping rooms!
This room rate will also apply for room stays used 3 days previous to or 3 days after conference, as available.
Hotel and Travel Information [.pdf]
Hotel and Travel Information [.doc]
Please contact Pia Jones with questions regarding reservations:
Librarians as Designers - Aaron Schmidt
Sunday, March 29th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
|Design is more than choosing pretty colors. It’s all about solving problems and even if you don’t know it, you are a designer. Schmidt will introduce the concept of User Experience (UX) thinking and illustrate how it can help improve your website, programs, services, and more — no matter you library’s type or size. After this presentation you’ll have a keener critical eye, and a framework with which you can make your library the most important place in your community.
Registration for this pre-conference program includes a copy of Schmidt's newest book:
Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library by Aaron Schmidt and Amanda Etches)
COSUGI 2015 Presenters