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PSU Library Faculty -- Emily Ford

Emily Ford
Assistant Professor
Urban & Public Affairs Librarian

Master of Library Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (2007)
Master of Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (2007)
Bachelor of Arts, German, Reed College (2002)


503-725-3689 
forder@pdx.edu


Areas of Responsibility in the Library

Reference, instruction, and collection development.

Liaison to the College of Urban and Public Affairs including: Urban Studies & Planning, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Administration, Community Health.


Research Interests

  • Scholarly publishing practices, copyright, and intellectual property
  • Health in the academic library workplace
  • Library instruction, adragogy, and services for students in professional programs

Current Projects

  • Open Peer-Review: Models for academic discourse and growth
  • Returning to Learn: Research and the prodigal student
  • Navigating Complex Library Resources for the Oregon MPH in Portland

Selected Publications / Presentations

  • Ford, E. & Zeigen, L. (2013). "Oregon Master of Public Health Program: A case study of inter-institutional library collaboration." Mergers, Alliances, Collborations, and Partnerships. Advances in Librarianship, 36. Eds. Woodsworth, A. & Penniman, W. D. Emerald Publishing Group. Forthcoming
  • Ford, E. (2012). What Do We Do and Why Do We Do It? In the Library with the Lead Pipe. August 8.
  • Ford, E. (2012). What do We do and Why do We do It? Oregon Virtual Reference Summit, May 25, 2012, Gleneden Beach, OR. [slides]
  • Ford, E. (2012). What's in Your Filter Bubble? Or, how has the Internet censored you today? Oregon Library Association Annual Conference, April 25-27, Bend, OR. [slides]
  • Ford, E. (2012). Consensus Decision-Making and its Possibilities in Libraries. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. January 25.
  • Ford, E. (2011). What Libraries Can Learn from Kanye. Oregon Virtual Reference Summit, June 10, 2011. [slides] [video]
  • Ford, E. (2011). Struggling to Juggle: Part-time temporary work in libraries. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. February 9. 
  • Ford, E. & Hannon, T. (2010). Oregon Health Go Local: A retrospective look. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 14(2), 95-108. 
  • Ford, E. (2009). How Do You Say No? In the Library with the Lead Pipe. December 16.

Current University and Community Involvement
  • Oregon Library Association, Library Development and Legislation Committee, Member
  • American Library Association, Washington Office Committee on Legislation Copyright Subcommittee, Member
  • American Library Association, Office of Information Technology Policy Digital Literacy Taskforce, ACRL Representative

Recent Awards
  • Portland State University Faculty Enhancement Award: Returning to Learn: Research and the prodigal student, 2012. With Meredith Farkas. 
  • American Library Association Emerging Leader, 2008.

 

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