Sherry Buchanan, MFA, MSLIS, is the Content & Usability Strategist and Digital
Collections Technician at Portland State University Library. She has fifteen years of
experience within three academic libraries, having worked in Circulation, Reserves,
Interlibrary Loan, Reference, Library Technologies, Technical Services and the classroom.
She is a founding member of the Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing
Conference, having served as Program Coordinator, Chair and Scholarship Coordinator. She
has worked on the Oregon Virtual Reference Summit planning committee for several years.
Sherry's research interests include content strategy, the open access movement,
digital initiatives and usability testing. 



From exhaustion to exhilaration: assessing librarian job satisfaction with virtual reference (with Arthur Hendricks), Library Faculty Publications and Presentations (2013)

Purpose – Librarians respond to staffing L-net, Oregon's statewide reference chat service, in different ways....



Interlibrary Loan is the New Reference: Reducing Barriers, Providing Access and Refining Services, Interlending & Document Supply (2009)

Purpose – This paper aims to describe new technologies affecting discovery and delivery and to...



Can Cooperative Service Solve the Grey Literature Challenge? (with Cyril Oberlander and Rose Jackson), Library Faculty Publications and Presentations (2004)

With the surge of student and faculty reliance on the Internet and search engines like...




Living by the wayside and other stories (2002)

Living by the Wayside and Other Stories explores the tension between control and dependence and...