Social Sciences Librarian

Associate Librarian

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Knight Library

Research & Instructional Services



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Subject Areas:
African Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, Sociology, South Asian Studies

My research guides


Miriam received her MLIS in 2008 from University of Washington, an MA in the Social Sciences (Cultural Anthropology) from the University of Chicago in 2004, and her BA in Cultural Anthropology from Reed College. She has worked at the UO Libraries since 2008, as subject specialist for the Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, and Sociology departments.


Selected Publications:

Forthcoming Book: Sudden Selectors Guide to Anthropology Resources, Chicago: ALA, Collection Management and Development Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Resources. (authored with John Russell, expected 2019)

Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and Lesson Plans for In-Person and Online Information Literacy Instruction, Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries Press, 2019. (edited with Sarah Steiner)

The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries Press, 2014. (edited with Nicole Pagowsky)