University of Oregon

Susan
Breakenridge, EdD

Assistant Dean - Library Administrative Services

Associate Librarian

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Preferred name: Susan

Knight Library

Library Administration

sjb1@uoregon.edu

541-346-2682

Office:
115E

Mailing address:
sjb1@uoregon.edu

Dr. Susan Breakenridge has worked in academic libraries for over 25 years.  The different areas of the library include:  budgeting/finance, facility management, HR, marketing, technical services management, periodicals, E-Resources, and special events.  Susan also has about 20 years of teaching experience (business courses and information literacy).

Roles/Responsibilities of the Assistant Dean:  The Assistant Dean – Library Administrative Services is responsible for and provides strategic, administrative leadership in the three major functional and operational areas of Facilities and Business Services, Library Human Resources, and Financial Management Services.  The position also provides leadership as the administrative sponsor for the Evaluation, Assessment, and User Experience Team, the Library Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the Student Supervisors Group, and the Undergraduate Research Award Committee.

Education:

  • Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership - 2011 - Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • Master's Concentration - Adult Learning, Performance & Development - 2006
  • Specialist of Higher Educational Leadership - 1998
  • Masters of Business Administration - 1995
  • Bachelors of Political Science - 1992

 

Publications:

  • Breakenridge, S. (2018, January).  24/7 library operations:  Will they actually come?  Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 12(4), 186-192, https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/29313
  • Breakenridge, S. (2018). Rowan University Libraries’ head-counting study. In M. Britto, Editor & K. Kinsley, Editor (Eds.), Academic libraries and the academy:  Strategies and approaches to demonstrate your value, impact, and return on investment (pp. 162-173). Chicago:  The Association of College and Research Libraries. Retrieved from https://rdw.rowan.edu/lib_scholarship/9
  • Fink, S.B. (2012, Spring). The many purposes of course syllabi: Which are essential & useful. Syllabus Journal, 1(1), http://www.syllabusjournal.org/article/view/10147
  • Fink, S.B. (2016, November). “Library Space and Usage Studies Can Inform, Influence & Impact Our Buildings and Services.” In F. Baudino & C. Johnson (Editor), Brick and Click – An Academic Library Symposium (pp. 111-127). Symposium conducted at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED573156.pdf
  • Fink, S.B. (2017, November). “Academic Library Safety & Security – Administration and Staff Need To Be On the Lookout.” In F. Baudino & C. Johnson (Editor), Brick and Click – An Academic Library Symposium (pp. 52-61). Symposium conducted at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri https://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/brickandclick/presentations/eproceedings.pdf
  • Fink, S.B. & Davis, M. (2013, November). “Disruptive thinking about disruptive innovation.” In F. Baudino (Editor), Brick and Click – An Academic Library Symposium (pp. 142-148). Symposium conducted at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri.  https://archive.org/stream/ERIC_ED545375#page/n0/mode/2up
  • Frazer, C.T. & Fink, S.B. (2011, November). “Full exposure” of hidden collections:  Drake University first-year students create a living archive.”  In F. Baudino (Editor), Brick and Click – An Academic Library Symposium (pp.57-61).  Symposium conducted at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri.  http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED526899.pdf
  • Kowalsky, M & Fink, S. (2013, November). “Legal and Ethical Issues in Teaching about Electronic Business Resources.” In B. Adrangi (Chair), Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference of the Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International (pp. 52-57).  Conference conducted at Honolulu, Hawaii by the Pamplin School of Business Administration - The University of Portland.

 

Presentations:

  • October 2018 - Presented "Capitalizing on the Library's Competitive Advantages:  Re-framing the Academic Library" at the Leadership in Higher Education Conference 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • November 2017 - Presented “Academic Library Safety & Security – Administration and Staff Need To Be On the Lookout” at the 17th Brick & Click – Academic Library Symposium at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri. (https://goo.gl/S2sAvN)
  • June 2017 - Presented “24/7 Library Operations:  Will They Actually Come” at EBLIP9 (Evidence Based Library and Information Practice) Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (https://libguides.library.drexel.edu/ld.php?content_id=36699859)
  • March 2017 - Presented “Space Upgrades:  Review, Plan and Implement” at the TCLC Spring Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (http://rdw.rowan.edu/tclc_proceedings/2017/All/3/)
  • November 2016 - Presented “Library Space and Usage Studies Can Inform, Influence & Impact Our Buildings and Services” at the 16th Brick & Click – Academic Library Symposium at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri.
  • May 2016 - Co-presenter of “Lessons & Outcomes of the Rowan University Libraries’ Space Study” - Poster Presentation at the New Jersey Library Association Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • June 2015 - Presented “The Budget & Administrative Challenges and Opportunities Adding and Combing Libraries into a New System” at the 2015 Library Management Institute Summer Conference, Glenside, Pennsylvania.
  • June 2014 - Keynote Speaker – 2014 Library Management Institute Summer Conference – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • June 2014 - Co-presenter of “Disruptive Thinking about Disruptive Innovation” (half day workshop) –at the New Jersey Library Association in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • November 2013 - Co-presenter of “Disruptive Thinking about Disruptive Innovation” at the 13th Brick & Click - An Academic Library Symposium at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri.
  • May 2013 - Co-presenter of “Disruptive Thinking about Disruptive Innovation” at the ILA/ACRL Spring Conference 2013 at Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa.
  • April 2013 - Co-presenter of “Creating a Commons” at the Iowa Private and Academic Library Conference at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • March 2012 - Co-presenter of “Drakeapedia” as part of the “Getting First Year Off to a Strong Start” at the Computers in Libraries 2012 Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • November 2011 - Co-presenter of “Full exposure” of hidden collections:  Drake University first-year students create a living archive” at the 11th Brick & Click – An Academic Library Symposium at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri.

 

Professional Organizations:  

  • Member At Large for the LLAMA’s Content Coordination Team (March 2017 – June 2019)
  • Member of the Sponsorship Committee for the ALADN 2017 Conference (2016 – 2017)
  • Member of the LL&M Editorial Board – (2015 – 2017)
  • Member of the American Library Association – ALA (2014-present)
  • Member of the Library Leadership and Management (division of ALA) (2014-present)

 

ORCID:  0000-0001-8073-0289 

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