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Anne Bahde

History of Science Librarian, Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Phone: (541) 737-2083
Mailling Address: 121 The Valley Library , Oregon State University , Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Primary Duties:

Collection development, instruction, and outreach for general rare books collections and history of science collections in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Brief CV

  • M.A., English, Central Washington University (2007) Specialization in book history and print culture.
  •  M.L.I.S, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2002) Specialization in special collections librarianship and rare books.
  • B.A., English, University of Chicago (2001) Double major in Comparative Literature (German).


Selected Publications:
  • Using Primary Sources: Hands-On Instructional Exercises. Co-edited with Heather Smedberg and Mattie Taormina. Forthcoming: Libraries Unlimited, March 2014.
  • “Measuring the Magic: Assessment in the Special Collections and Archives Classroom,” with Heather Smedberg. RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage  13 (2012): 53-75.
  • “Taking the Show on the Road: Special Collections Instruction in the Campus Classroom,” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 12 (2011): 75-88.
  • “The Curious Collection of Mr. Kaye Hyde: The World of Western Esotericism,” with Rebecca Moore, Journal of Religious and Theological Information 8 (2009): 111-127.
  • “College Students, Cookies, and Collections: Using Holiday Study Breaks to Encourage Undergraduate Research in Special Collections,” with Susan Hammerman, Rebecca Starkey, and Barbara Kern, Collection Building 25 (2006): 145-149.


Selected Presentations:
  • "Capturing Transformative Engagement: Assessing the Impact of Special Collections and Archives Instructional Outreach." With Heather Smedberg, Peter Carini, Lisa Carter, and Christian Dupont. Association of College and Research Libraries, Indianapolis, 2013.
  • “You’re Putting What in My Reading Room? Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bookeye.” Presented as part of RBMS Preconference 2011 seminar: “Yes, We Scan!: Innovative Approaches to User-Initiated Digitization,” 22 June 2011. Also presented as part of the OCLC Research webinar “Scan and Deliver: Creative User-Initiated Special Collections and Archives,” 22 September 2011.
  •  “Issues in Small Libraries.” Discussion Section Co-Leader, RBMS Preconference 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • “Using Zotero in Special Collections Instruction.” Presented as part of RBMS Preconference 2010 seminar: “Quick Innovations for Teaching with Special Collections.” 23 June 2010.
  •  “Revelation and Re-valuation: A Dialogue Between Book Artist and Special Collections Librarian.” With Michele Burgess, Lecturer, School of Art, Design, and Art History, SDSU. Presentation at College Book Arts Association Conference, University of Iowa, January 2009.


Professional Associations and Committees:
  • Member, Society of American Archivists
  • Member, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries
    • Secretary, Executive Committee, 2013-2015
    • Seminars Committee Member, 2010-2014
    • Task Force on Metrics and Assessment, 2012-2013
    • Local Arrangements Committee Member, San Diego Preconference 2012