About Northwest Central
Northwest Continuing Education Network of Training Resources for All Libraries
The goal of Northwest Central is to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for library continuing education. Library staff can use Northwest Central to
- learn about trainings, conferences and meetings in your community or online.
- find web links, tutorials, handouts, and presentations on a range of library topics.
- connect with experts or kindred spirits.
- share your resources and publicize your events.
Northwest Central is a community-driven online clearinghouse for library continuing education and collaboration serving library staff in Oregon, Washington, and beyond. The project was developed in 2005 by the PORTALS (Portland Area Library System) consortium with LSTA funding from the Oregon State Library. In June 2006 the pilot site was launched, and in November 2008, a redesign of the site by Insite Web Publishing was released. Portland Community College Library provides hosting and administrative support for Northwest Central.
As a free, community-driven project, Northwest Central depends upon members of the library community to share their resources, ideas, and calendar listings. Northwest Central invites you to join our community of life-long library learners.
The Northwest Central project is guided by a voluntary Advisory Group made up of librarians representing a range of library types and geographical regions. You can contact the Northwest Central Advisory Group member nearest you with questions or suggestions, or contact Northwest Central with your ideas.
Oregon State Library
Special Library Association Liaison
(503) 213-4744 | email@example.com
Emporia State University School of Library & Information Management
(503) 223-8280 | firstname.lastname@example.org
As a community-driven project, volunteers are essential for keeping the Northwest Central website full of great content. We would like to thank the following volunteer Content Editors for their work on the project.
If you would like information on being a volunteer Content Editor for Northwest Central, or if your name was left off this list, please contact us from the Contact link on the bottom of this page.
Northwest Central reserves the right to remove content that is dated, irrelevant, or otherwise deemed to be inappropriate.