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Rose Jackson receives Butler Award

Date: 06/15/2010
Associate Professor Rose Jackson, Urban and Public Affairs Librarian, was awarded the The Kenneth W. and Elsie W. Butler Award for Library Faculty Service at the Portland State University Commencement held last Sunday at the Rose Garden. The award is given annually to recognize excellence of library service to students, faculty and other patrons of the Portland State Library. The award was established through an endowment by Professor Emeritus Kenneth W. Butler and his wife Elsie W. Butler, and it continues to be supported by their daughters. Rose Jackson joined the Portland State University Library in December 2003 as an assistant professor and as a reference librarian and information consultant to the College of Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA). In 2009, she was promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure. Her responsibilities include collection development for all subjects; reference and personalized consultations; instruction; and liaison activities with all schools, divisions, and centers within the college. Professor Jackson is a well-respected partner with CUPA faculty and administrators. Further, she is noted for providing excellent service to the faculty, students, and community members who rely upon the Portland State Library’s collections and services. Professor Jackson is actively involved in publication and presentations. As a researcher, she has worked on solo projects, collaboratively with other members of the Library faculty, and with CUPA faculty members. She was the investigator of a nearly $100,000 grant to create the Oregon Sustainable Community Digital Library. She has worked tirelessly with other Library faculty, CUPA faculty, Office of Information Technology staff, and partners in area agencies (city of Portland, Metro, TriMet, and the Oregon Department of Transportation) to develop a digital library devoted to planning. Engaged with the community, Professor Jackson also was instrumental in obtaining important gifts, in particular, papers of renowned Portland city planners and the holdings of the now closed TriMet Library. Congratulations Rose!

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