A new type of program debuted at the 2008 joint Washington and Oregon library associations conference: showcases. These display sessions featured innovative, unusual, or highly successful programs from Oregon and Washington libraries. Each of three showcases had a different theme, including outreach, training and instruction, and innovative and grant-funded programs. As I approached the Hilton's Discovery Gallery on Thursday morning, I knew the outreach showcase hosted by Candise Branum and Gordon Turner was a hit. Colorful displays lined the gallery, which was buzzing with librarians sharing ideas for outreach to user groups.
Miller, Julie. "From Sweet Sushi to Classic Cars: Outreach Ideas at the Library Program Showcase," Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2, (July) 2008, p. 7.