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Susan Gilmont

Assistant to the Librarian

Phone: (541) 867-0162
Mailing Address: 2030 Marine Science Drive , Hatfield Marine Science Center , Newport, OR 97365
Fax: (541) 867-0105
Primary Duties:

I provide primary technical support to enhance accessibility and use of the Guin Library collection. I also provide user services such as reference, inter-library loan, circulation, and bibliographic instruction as needed.

Brief CV


Education: B.A. in Liberal Studies, Oregon State University, September, 2004

Research and Professional Interests:

I am interested in the changing roles of library support staff in the 21st century.

Library Employee of the Year, 2 009, Oregon Library Association


Selected Publications:

Gilmont, Susan. R. "Do crabs have favorite colors?" A paraprofessional looks at reference service at a specialized academic branch library." Library Mosaics v. 7 (November/December 1996) p. 8-10. Subsequently reprinted in Oregon Library Association Quarterly as Gilmont, S. R. "Do Crabs Have Favorite Colors? A Look at Reference Service at a Small Library." OLA Quarterly v.3 no.1 (Spring, 1997); http://www.olaweb.org/quarterly/quar3-1/gilmont.shtml

Gilmont, Susan. Exploring the Library Needs of Resident Graduate Students at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center: A Report. Dec. 7, 2003. [Unpublished manuscript.] http://hdl.handle.net/1957/19187

Gilmont, Susan R. "A Day In the Life: My Job Is Changing." OLA Quarterly. v.11 no.4 (Winter, 2005), p.7-9. http://www.olaweb.org/quarterly/quar11-4/OLAQWinter2005guts.pdf

Gilmont, Susan. "Finding Videos: Beyond You Tube." IAMSLIC newsletter. no.103 (Feb. 2007), p.11-12. International Association Of Aquatic And Marine Science Libraries And Information Centers. http://www.iamslic.org/index.php?section=35

“We Are Rich in One Another: The OLA Support Staff Division's First Twenty Years.”  OLA Quarterly.   v.20 no.3 (2014) p.7-11.  http://commons.pacificu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1769&context=olaq


Professional Associations and Committees:

Oregon Library Association Support Staff Division. Chair, Continuing Education Committee. Sep.2013-

Oregon Library Association Support Staff Division. Past Chair. Sept. 2010-Aug. 2011

Oregon Library Association Support Staff Division. Chair. Sept. 2009-Aug. 2010

Oregon Library Association Support Staff Division. Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect. Sept. 2008-Aug. 2009

Oregon Library Association Support Staff Division. Archivist, Executive Board member. (Sept. 2007-Aug. 2008 ).

Oregon Library Association. Support Staff Division. Continuing Education Committee. 1999/2003, 2005-2007. [Committee Co-Chair, 2002/2003]

Member, Oregon Library Association, 1991- .

Member, American Library Association and its Library Support Staff Interests Round Table, 2005- .