Congratulations to recently promoted librarians at Portland State University Library!
Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian Linda Absher has been promoted to Professor. Professor Absher is the subject librarian for World Languages and Literatures, Applied Linguistics, Chicano/Latino Studies, and International and Global Studies. She joined the PSU Library faculty in 2002 and won the Butler Award for Library Faculty Service in 2008.
Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, has been promoted to Associate Professor with Indefinite Tenure. Professor Emery joined the Library faculty in July 2011 and directs the work to provide annual collection analyses as well as managing the collections budget to be more responsive to the Library’s needs. With her collaborator Graham Stone of Jisc, Professor Emery received the 2015 Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resource Management.
Social Work and Social Sciences Librarian Kimberly Pendell has been promoted to Associate Professor with Indefinite Tenure. As a subject librarian, she is responsible for Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, and Child and Family Studies. In addition to her teaching, research, and service, Professor Pendell led the development of the current Library website, launched in 2014. She was also a member of the research team on the three-year IMLS-funded research grant Tutor-facilitated Digital Literacy Acquisition. Professor Pendell joined the Library faculty in October 2010.
Kim Willson, Reference & Instruction Librarian, has been promoted to Assistant Professor. Professor Willson, who joined the Library faculty in May 2011, is the Librarian for University Studies, the Challenge Writing Program, and IELP. In addition to her service and instruction, Professor Willson leads the instructional design of the user interface of the PSU Library catalog; she also was on the development teams for Library DIY and five library research tutorials for the Provost’s Challenge.
Congratulations to Linda, Jill, Kim, and Kim!