Recognition for Outreach and Engagement
Natalia Fernandez, Tiah Edmunson‐Morton, and Larry Landis
, all faculty
members in the Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Research Center,
developed the Oregon Tribal Archives Institute. Graduate student Laura Cray
joined this team to host the Institute in August 2012 on the Corvallis campus.
Representatives from each of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes
attended the week‐long intensive training sessions to address the specific
needs related to archives and records management within Oregon’s tribal
communities. This OSU Libraries’ team
was the 2012 team recipient of the
, one of several awards given by the OSU Vice Provost of
Outreach and Engagement.
OSU Libraries collaborated with the Oregon State Library to launch the
Libraries of Oregon in late March 2012. The Libraries of Oregon portal
connects Oregon residents to statewide library resources as well as their local
public libraries. This partnership solved a critical information and access gap
for the 21 percent of Oregonians who were not receiving adequate public
, the Libraries’ Gray Family Chair for Innovative
Library Services, played a principal role in the development of this innovative
project. In November 2012, Professor Reese and the Libraries of Oregon
won an Association of College and Research Libraries ‐ Oregon
Award for Excellence
for this project.