Welcome to the University Library at Portland State University!

Interim Dean BielavitzI am honored to serve as the interim Dean of the University Library. Our wonderful library faculty, staff, and student employees join with me in welcoming you to the Library. The Library’s mission is to advance the intellectual vitality, knowledge, and creativity of the Portland State University community.

We support research, teaching, and learning at Portland State and are dedicated to improving students success and providing the information resources faculty and student need. Great support from the university and our committed donors help us to achieve our goals.

Our Library Vision

  • Promote the knowledge and use of collections and services
  • Champion learning experiences that stimulate and inspire
  • Engage with all members of the PSU community
  • Steward library collections, facilities, and resources
  • Provide creative spaces for participation and discovery
  • Embrace a culture of innovation and exploration

We are committed to “Let Knowledge Serve the City.”

See all we have to offer, and stay up to date with the Library on our home page, or see the latest Library Newsletter.

Sincerely, Tom Bielavitz Interim Dean, University Library

More About Tom Bielavitz

Tom Bielavitz received his MLIS from Drexel University. He began his library career in 1993, first working in Blackwell’s Book Services distribution center in Blackwood, NJ, and then in its US Headquarters in Lake Oswego, OR. In 2006, he accepted a position at Portland State University Library as the Assistant University Librarian for Administrative Services and Planning,  and later took on additional responsibilities as the Assistant University Librarian for Administrative Services, Planning and Digital Initiatives.  In 2018, Tom agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the University Library. Tom is recognized by his colleagues as a capable leader with a wealth of experience at PSU that will enable him to continue the important work underway at the Library.

Interim Dean Bielavitz’s Faculty Profile