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About Brett B. Bodemer

Brett Bodemer is the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian at Robert E. Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he also serves as Reference Coordinator.
Brett has a diversity of interests, with publications including not only scholarly articles on library topics, but fiction, translations, and poetry. A historical monograph, "John Hedley in North China and Inner Mongolia 1897-1912," was published by Eastbridge in 2008 and earlier work includes essays on the history and poetics of English-language haiku. His 2006 M.A. Thesis, "The Title as Suspect Codpiece" took a new look at Rabelais' parody of a medieval Parisian library.
A Seattle native, Brett has lived in both in Honolulu, Hawaii and Hanoi, Vietnam.
Brett's library research interests include technologies of writing, the history of classification, the undergraduate research process, and the role of peer learning in academic libraries.


Present Coordinator of Reference, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Present Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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