Social Sciences Librarian

Senior Librarian

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Knight Library

Research & Instructional Services



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Subject Areas:
African Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Black Studies, Ethnic Studies, Food Studies, Global Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Open Access, Sociology, South Asian History

My research guides

Miriam received her MLIS from University of Washington, an MA in the Social Sciences (Cultural Anthropology) from the University of Chicago, and her BA in Cultural Anthropology from Reed College. She has worked at the UO Libraries since 2008, as subject specialist for the departments of Anthropology, Sociology, and Indigenous, Race & Ethnic Studies, and supports a number of other program areas such as African Studies, Food Studies, South Asian Studies, and Museum Studies. Miriam is also one of the UO Libraries' leads for Open Access and Scholarly Communications.


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 2021)

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)