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About Linda Ueki Absher

Professor Absher is responsible for collection development, library instruction, and faculty liaison in the departments of Communication, Chicano/Latino Studies, Film Studies and Women and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies as well as various Engineering departments, including Computer Science, Engineering and Technology Management, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

Professor Absher also has served as Interim Public Access Services Librarian, providing leadership for the Circulation, Shelving, and Interlibrary Loan units in the Library. She supervised ten full-time employees and sixty student assistants in this position.

In the Library and on campus, Professor Absher contributes as a member on a variety of committees. Her service includes service as the Secretary and President of the Oregon Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.“The Lipstick Librarian!” is a web site she created as a lighthearted tool to promote awareness about librarians and librarianship, and it has become a focal point in library research articles that document the social commentary of the profession. Her more traditional scholarship focuses on technology and diversity, and has been presented at national and regional academic conferences.

Professor Absher earned her A.B. in English literature from the University of California, Davis, and her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Present Humanities Librarian, Portland State University University Library
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Portland State University Library
PO Box 1151
Portland, OR 97207-1151


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