What’s at Risk?
Librarians & Library Functions
Research & Instruction Experts
8 subject liaison librarians who support instruction, research, and library collections for the College of Education, Lundquist College of Business, School of Music and Dance, and 20 departments or program areas in the College of Arts and Sciences. This will impact the need to fulfill the coming year and decisions on what library collections are cut when those budgets are inevitably reduced.
All 3 science librarians in the Price Science Commons, who manage the Math tutoring center and support instruction, research, and library collections for STEM fields. This will deeply impact library support for the Knight Campus and supporting faculty shift to instruction online.
Law Instruction & Research Experts
3 out of the 5 librarians in the Law Library who teach credit-bearing courses on legal research, and support instruction, research, and library collections for the School of Law.
Digital Cultural Heritage
2 librarians who manage access, preservation, and instruction for digital collections, including the Historic Oregon Newspaper Program and Oregon Digital, UO and OSU’s joint digital cultural heritage archive.
Library Databases & eResources
2 librarians who manage library databases and e-resources, ensuring online access to full-text journals and e-books. When cuts come to library collections, these librarians are the ones we need to help negotiate millions of University funds to keep access to scholarly resources available to faculty and students
3 librarians who catalog specialized materials, including serials, sound recordings, and rare books, ensuring that library users can find what they search for.
Special Collections & Archives Support
2 librarians in Special Collections and University Archives who manage 50,000 linear feet of collections, preserve and curate large collections of archival visual materials, and support access to unique primary source collections. This includes but is not limited to the Ken Kesey papers, Ursula K. Le Guin papers, and University archives.
Digital Scholarship Advancement
2 librarians who support digital scholarship projects and the advancement of digital scholarship and data management on campus, part of the cohort of UO Librarians who have helped bring in nearly $1 million in 2018-2020
2 librarians who coordinate the Digital Research, Education, and Media (DREAM) Lab. As space for faculty to engage in interdisciplinary digital research, education, and media intiatives.
3 librarians supporting open access publishing, through leadership roles in the Senate Sub-Committee on Open Access and the Senate University Library Committee.