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About Sherry Buchanan

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.


Present Digital Collections Technician, Portland State University University Library
Present Content & Usability Strategist, Portland State University University Library

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Oregon Libraries Network (L-Net) Notable Transcript Award for Outstanding Service in Virtual Reference - Winter Quarter 2008
  • Helen Benning Regnier Scholarship 2005/2006
  • American Library Association Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship 2005


2006 MSLIS, Syracuse University ‐ Library and Information Science
2002 MFA, Oregon State University ‐ Creative Writing
1996 BA, University of Oregon ‐ English

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