John Russell Wins Library’s Solari Recognition Award

John Russell, scholarly communications librarian at the UO Libraries, is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Mary and Corrigan Solari Faculty Fellowship Recognition Award. Russell received the award for his national contributions to the digital scholarship community and his contribution to the modes of dissemination for anthropological scholarship.

Among Russell’s accomplishments cited in the award were the development of a four-credit Introduction to Digital Scholarship course, the first of its kind taught by a librarian. The course has received national attention in both the digital scholarship and library communities. Russell presented a talk on the course at the Data Driven: Digital Humanities in the Library conference in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2014.

Additionally, Russell has worked for the past several years with Alex Golub, a professor from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, on the Mana’o Project, an open-access repository for anthropology research. Russell was the primary coordinator for maintaining and depositing research into the repository; he also provided copyright guidance and advocated for Creative Commons licensing.

An endowment created by Richard and Mary Solari funds the Richard and Mary Corrigan Solari Faculty Fellowship.