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Cheryl Middleton

Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement

Phone: (541) 737-8527
Mailing Address: 121 The Valley Library , Oregon State University , Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Fax: (541) 737-1328
IM username: vlibCheryl [AIM]
Primary Duties:

The AUL for Learning and Engagement provides vision, leadership, motivation and supervision for the 50 faculty and staff in the Teaching and Engagement Department (TED), Branch Libraries, and the Collections and Resource Sharing Department (CRSD).

Brief CV


M.A.        1995      Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Master of Library and Information Science.   Beta Phi Mu

B.S.         1993      Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, Bachelor of General Science


Selected Presentations:

Middleton, C. (2014) OSU Libraries Reference Services & Collections a not so cautionary tale.  Taking the big leap:  releasing reference collections and old reference models.  Eds.  Mary Evangeliste and Katherine Furlong, American Library Association.  

Christie, A., Pollitz, J., Middleton, C. (2009) Management of Library Course Reserves and the Textbook Affordability Crisis.  Journal of Access Services, 6 (4) 459-484..

Christie, A., Pollitz, J., Middleton, C. (2009) Student Strategies for Coping with the High Cost of Textbooks and the Role of Academic Library Course Reserves. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 9 (4) 491-510.


Professional Associations and Committees:

American Library Association 1992-present

2003-2005, ALA Virtual Meeting Taskforce (member);
2008-2010, ALA President Alire's Presidential Initiative "Libraries: The Heart of All Communities"  Initiative Reactor Advisory Group (member)

Association of College & Research Libraries 1992-present

2017, ACRL Panels Committee, (member)
2013-2014, ACRL Research Planning & Review Committee(chair);
2012-2013, ACRL Research Planning & Review Committee (vice-chair elect);
2010-2011, ACRL Research Planning & Review Committee (member);
2009-2011, ACRL Leadership & Nominations Committee (member);
2012-2014 ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee, (co-chair)
2011-2012; ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee, (member);
2003-2005, ACRL ULS Program Committee, (member);
2002-2003, 2005-2006, ACRL ULS Nominating Committee, (member);
2009-2011, ACRL ULS Executive Committee, (past-chair);
2007-2008, ACRL ULS Executive Committee, (chair);
2006-2007, ACRL ULS Executive Committee (vice/chair elect);
2003-2005, ACRL ULS Executive Committee, (member-at-large);
2003-2003, ACRL ULS Organization and Bylaws Committee (chair);
1997-2000, ACRL University Library Section (ULS) Organization and Bylaws Committee, (member);

University Service:

OSU Faculty Senate – Senator 2015-present

Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Studies Search Committee, committee member 2015-present

OSU Faculty Senate Faculty Senate Committee, member 2012/2013, co-chair 2014/2015, Chair - present

Oregon State University Council on Student Engagement and Experience sub-committee assessment of academic support services, member 2012-2013

Oregon State University Instructional Technology Governance Committee, member 2010- 2015

IT Governance committee liaison to the Teaching and Learning Expectations Taskforce 2012 -2014

OSU Student Affairs, Student Conduct Committee, member 2008 – 2012

OSU Faculty Senate Faculty Status Committee, member 2009/2010, chair 2010/2011

 OSU Faculty Senate Baccalaureate Core Committee, member 2005-2007, co-chair 2007/2008

 OSU Classroom Renovation Committee, member 2006

 OSU Faculty Senate Undergraduate Admissions Committee, member 2004-2006