Online Northwest Conference 2017

About Online Northwest

Online Northwest is a one-day conference that connects librarians across the region. The goal of Online Northwest is to find best practices for topics that intersect libraries, technology, and culture. Online Northwest will be hosted and held at Portland State University on March 31, 2017.

The program for 2017 includes sixteen full sessions which cover user experience, design, engagement and impact and working with data and best practices. The program ends with  quick 5-minute lightning talks discussing real-world experiences and solutions. Discounted early registration for the conference is available through February 14th.

Dr. Safiya U. Noble, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Assistant Professor at UCLA

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She also holds appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology.

She is currently working on a monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in search engines like Google (forthcoming, NYU Press). She currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and is the co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online (Peter Lang, Digital Formations, 2016), and Emotions, Technology & Design (Elsevier, 2015).