Bronwen K.

Coordinator, Undergraduate Engagement & Instructional Services

Associate Librarian

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Preferred name: Bronwen (Pronouns: She/Ella/Ela)

Knight Library

Research & Instructional Services


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Mailing address:
1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

Subject Areas:
Latin American Studies, Romance Languages, Spanish & Portuguese

Spanish (Fluent Spoken)
Portuguese (Basic Spoken)
Italian (Basic Written)

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Bronwen Maxson joined the University of Oregon Libraries in April 2019. As the Coordinator for Undergraduate Engagement & Instructional Services, she provides leadership and collaboration with campus programs and partners to promote undergraduate learning and research. She coordinates the Libraries' involvement with Academic Residential Communities (ARCs), First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs), the Common Reading Program, and the Writing 123 course. Bronwen is also the Subject Specialist and UO Libraries' liaison to Spanish & Portuguese (RL Dept.) and to the Latin American Studies Program.

Bronwen earned her MLIS at the University of Denver and a BA in English and Spanish at the University of Colorado Boulder. Bronwen’s professional interests include information literacy including in the Spanish-speaking world, teaching and learning, creating digital learning objects, Open Access publishing especially in Latin America, and promoting inclusivity through scholarship and outreach.


Selected Publications

Hicks, A., Maxson, B. K., & Reyes, B. M. (2021). Hay muchos Méxicos: A new approach to designing international information literacy instruction. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 21(4), 859-884.

Lowe, M. S., Maxson, B. K., Stone, S. M., Miller, W., & Snajdr, E. (2020). Boolean redux: Performance of advanced versus simple Boolean searches and implications for upper-level instruction. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 46(6), 1-8.

Maxson, B. K., Neely, M., Roberts, L. M., Stone, S. M., Lowe, M. S., Macy, K., & Miller, W. M. (2019). The power of peers: Approaches from writing and libraries. Reference Services Review, 47(3), 314-330.

Stone, S. M., Lowe, M. S., & Maxson, B. K. (2018). Does course guide design impact student learning? College & Undergraduate Libraries, 25(3), 1-17.

Reyes, B. M., Hicks, A., & Maxson, B. K. (2018). Information literacy practices of Spanish-speaking graduate students at the University of Kansas. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 18(3), 595-615.