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Elaine came to Lewis & Clark from Texas A&M University in 1998 as a Reference Librarian. In that position she served as liaison to the Graduate School and to several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. To strengthen the library's ties to the Lewis & Clark student body, Elaine founded the Watzek Student Advisory Committee and established library participation in New Student Orientation. In 2007 Elaine was promoted to Library Advancement Coordinator. In that role she continued her work with the Graduate School and cultivated the library's relationship with Institutional Advancement. She also managed a variety of library events and outreach activities including the annual Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture in Library Service.
In November 2010 Elaine was appointed Interim Associate Director. In this capacity she has been responsible for budgeting, space planning, and oversight of library Public Services. As Interim Associate Director, Elaine has led planning for a shared service point, overseen space renovation projects, initiated new library marketing activities, and developed innovative collaborations with the division of Student Life.
Elaine received her Master of Library Science from Indiana University. Her professional interests include library public services, library advancement and outreach, and the historical and sociocultural development of children’s and young adult literature.
In the words of Claire Tsuji, "Becoming Beyond Being is a participatory feminist theory capstone project exploring the constant flux of identity and our continual state of becoming. These figures are interactive - they change the context they exist in and they change because of the context they exist in." At the top of the library atrium staircase sits a life-size fabric and fiberfill figure along with materials for your participation. Take a seat with the figure and make your mark with ink, thread, fabric, etc.
For more information, visit the group's tumblr: becomingbeyondbeing.tumblr.com
Examples of thesis titles include:
“Repeating the Mistakes of History: How Urban Combat in Hue and Fallujah Differed From the way American Soldiers Fought in Vietnam and Iraq”
“Extracting Ethics from History: The Holocaust as Moral Paradigm in United States Secondary Education”
“‘No More of that Dignity Stuff:’ The Zulu Mardi Gras Parade and the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1969”
“The Eviction of Bonus Expeditionary Force: Media Coverage and Fears of Communism in the Great Depression”
“‘Where the men are men, and the women are too’: Gender Norms for Women in the Klondike Gold Rush.”
“The Tarnished Rose: Moral Panic and Sexuality in Cold War Portland”
“The Portland Hotel: Murder, Diamond Theft, and Other Anxieties about Urban Living at the Turn of the Century.”
Swing by sometime Wednesday afternoon to see the products of this research, chat with the students about their projects, and to nibble on a donut or two.
As Coordinator of Research Services, Joanna oversees the library’s reference desk where librarians interact with students to assist them with research questions. Joanna is known for her commitment to high standards of service at the reference desk, a Watzek Library tradition.
Joanna has been instrumental in the library’s provision of online resources, beginning with her mediation of Dialog database searches in the early 1990s. For a decade and a half Joanna has managed the library’s extensive list of research database subscriptions and served as the library’s representative to the Electronic Resources program of the Orbis Cascade Alliance.
A reception for Joanna will be held on Thursday, December 13 from 3 to 5 pm in Gregg Pavilion. We invite the entire campus community to attend.
For more information about getting help from our research experts, check out all the ways to contact a librarian for assistance right here.
- savory & sweet snacks and lots of caffeine
- coloring and games galore
- screening animated movies
- free 10 minute massages (sign up at 8 pm sharp-limited availability)
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