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Wednesday, April 19 • 1:30pm - 5:30pm
State Libraries and Archives Tour

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Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the libraries and archives in Salem? Here is your chance to take a tour of the Oregon State Library, State of Oregon Law Library, and Oregon State Archives. Learn about the history, collections, and current services offered by these state institutions! The walking distance between the Convention Center and these buildings is just under 3 miles total. Walking is encouraged, but alternative transportation will be offered to registered participants if requested.


Meet at Salem Convention Center (Registration Desk) to walk to State Archives -  1:00 pm


General Orientation – 1:30-1:45 pm – State Archives Conference Room


State Archives Tour  -  1:45-2:30 pm


Library Tours – 2:45-3:30 pm (one group will go to State Law Library, the other to the Oregon State Library)


Library Tours – 3:45-4:30 pm (groups switch)


Optional Capitol/Historic Salem Walking Tour (on your own, brochures will be provided) – 4:30-5:00 pm


We hope that many of you will consider using this opportunity to get out and walk around Salem! The total walking distance (round trip) is 2.8 miles, if you start from the Salem Convention Center. Here is a map to give you a sense of the route: https://goo.gl/maps/L3Zmf3fNgtJ2


If you prefer to drive your own car, please be prepared to pay for parking spaces (city rate is $1.50 per hour) and understand that availability of spaces can be limited while the Oregon Legislature is in session. Here is information about parking in the Capitol Mall area:


Oregon State Archives - http://sos.oregon.gov/archives/records/tour/Pages/parking-hours.aspx

Oregon State Library - http://www.oregon.gov/osl/Pages/OSLDirectionsMaps.aspx



Jerry Curry

Reference Librarian, Oregon State Library
I moved to Oregon in 1997 and after a brief stint at Oregon State University monitoring recombinant DNA research, I have worked a reference librarian at the State Library of Oregon. My background is/was science however over time, I have developed a strong interest in law & legislation... Read More →

Layne Sawyer

Oregon State Archives

Lewis Zimmerman

Reference Librarian, State of Oregon Law Library


Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
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