Lauren Goss

Reference Services Coordinator and Assistant University Archivist for Athletics
Assistant Librarian
Career Faculty

Lauren serves as the Reference Services Coordinator and Assistant University Archivist for Athletics in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), and manages reference and permissions services, oversees the Paulson Reading Room, and coordinates the department's instruction program. She previously worked in SCUA as the Reference and Research Services Archivist, the Accessioning and Processing Archivist, and the Film Archives Assistant (Thomas Internship).

Education and Certification

Certified Archivist, Academy of Certified Archivists
Masters in Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Oregon Robert D. Clark Honors College

Areas of Interest

University history, intercollegiate athletics history, reference services

Service/Exhibits/Selected Publications

Appointed to the Internationalism Committee of the North American Society for Sports History, 2022

"The 25 Year Dash: University of Oregon Track and Field, 1895-1920," Invited lecture at Eugene Public Library, 2022.

Hayward Field, Legends and Legacy. Eugene, Oregon: Emerald Media Group, 2020. (Researcher)

Hayward Field Salvaged Materials Community Advisory Committee, 2018-2021

Review of Participatory Archives: Theory and Practice edited by Edward Benoit, III and Alexandra Eveleigh, RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, Spring 2020.

"Oregon Spirit: The Legacy of Track and Field," an exhibit in University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, 2019

"Play-By-Play: Championing Athletic Films in University Collections," Archival Outlook, Society of American Archivists, January/February 2018, 6 & 19.

"Feminity and Athleticism: Title IX at the University of Oregon" Thesis, Robert D. Clark Honors College, 2011.

Professional Memberships

International Council on Archives - Section on Sports Archives; Section on University Archives
North American Society for Sport History
Society of American Archivists
Northwest Archivists, Inc.

Lauren Goss
Preferred Name
Knight Library
Special Collections and University Archives
Mailing Address:
1299 University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299