Library Communications and Marketing

Library Communications and Marketing



Communications and Marketing promotes the educational mission of the libraries and its relationship with the academic community through original design, photography, exhibit design, writing and social media outreach.   

Library News

The library's home page and linked News Page provide up-to-date information on all aspects of library operations affecting our users. Visit the News page for announcements about events, services, and resources designed to facilitate academic research and instruction.

Library Publications

The library publishes Building Knowledge twice yearly to inform our friends and users about collections, acquisitions, and facility and service improvements made as the result of gifts and other forms of support. Library Lowdown is an online newsletter designed especially for University of Oregon students. News You Can Use, the library's faculty online newsletter, covers library developments of direct interest to UO faculty members. Links to these publications are available here.

Social Media 

The library communicates with faculty, staff and students through social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   

Stock Photography

Communications and Marketing manages the UO Stock Photos collection which features up to date photographs of campus scenes, buildings and happenings.  To browse the collection or order an image, visit the UO Stock Photograph collection.

Staff and Faculty Headshots

The Image Services Center in the Knight Library will be taking outdoor portraits of UO employees on Tuesday, July 29 from 9-4.  Faculty and staff wishing to have their headshot taken should meet our staff photographer in front of the library.   Headshots will be canceled in case of rain or inclement weather.  

If your department needs photos for its website, newsletters, posters, and PR, or to share with other institutions, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. For just 10 minutes of your time, you’ll be able to get up-to-date photos to replace those dated ones your department has been living with for months or years or longer!

The fee will be $20 per person and you will receive all the photographs. We will also place each of the images in the central UO photo database at Design and Editing Services, conveniently available for your future use. Your department will pay for the photography fee via its departmental index. If your department is interested in booking six or more people consecutively for a one-hour block (or more), please contact me directly to discuss billing at a reduced per-person rate.

To sign up, use the following form

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The Exhibit Services Unit provides outreach assistance by designing and producing posters, exhibit labels, original graphic designs and signs. Exhibit Services also provides exhibit design support for the Knight library and other exhibition spaces on campus.  For specific questions or to make an Exhibits request, contact Mandia Garcia (Exhibits Manager) or Cristian Boboia (Exhibits Technician).

The library mounts three to four exhibits each year.  Exhibits reflect the scholarly, historical, social and cultural concerns of the University of Oregon. Their purpose is to promote interest in and use of the collections and services of the UO Libraries and to recognize and celebrate the University's contribution to the larger community.  For more information, visit the Exhibits page

Community Relations

The library sponsors numerous events and activities of interest to the university community and the general public. Visit the library's calendar of events for more information.


Communications and Marketing Staff

Cristian Boboia, Exhibit Services Technician

Phone (541) 346 1940



Lesli Larson, Director

Phone (541) 346-1946


Amanda Garcia, Senior Graphic Designer and Photographer

Phone (541) 346-0761



Ron Renchler, Stratetic Communications and Writing Specialist

Phone: (541) 346-1459



Created by ronr on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Jul 9, 2014