Sherry Buchanan, MSLIS, MFA
Content & Usability Strategist
Master of Science in Library and
Areas of Responsibility
Content Strategy, Scholarly Research, Usability Testing, PDXScholar, Digital Collections
L-net Librarian, Statewide Chat Service
Buchanan, S. (2009). Interlibrary Loan is the New Reference: reducing barriers, providing access and refining services. Interlending & Document Supply, 37 (4), 168-170.
Buchanan, S. and Flakus, M. (Fall 2008). The
Amazon Price Grabber: a New Tool for Just in Time Acquisitions. OCLC
ILLiad Newsletter, 6 (3), 2-3.
Buchanan, S. (Fall 2008). New Scholarly Communication Website. Portland State Library Newsletter, 5.
Buchanan, S. (Winter 2008). Just in Time Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions. OCLC ILLiad Newsletter, 5 (4), 2.
Buchanan, S. (Spring 2007). Making your Work Flow: Customizing Templates. OCLC ILLiad Newsletter, 5 (1), 2-6.
Buchanan, S. (Winter 2005). Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. OLA Quarterly, 11 (4), 18-19.
Buchanan, S., Dorner, J., Oberlander, C., & Schroeder, R. (2004-2005). Student Research Strategy Survey. Our Voices: Teaching at Portland State University, 21.
Buchanan, S., Jackson, R. & Oberlander, C. (Fall 2004). Can Cooperative Service Solve the Grey Literature Challenge? OLA Quarterly, 10 (2/3), 5-9.
Buchanan, S. & Oberlander, C. (Summer 2004). W-ILLiad
2004: Western ILLiad User's Meeting and the Future of Resource Sharing.
OCLC ILLiad Newsletter, 2 (2) 2, 4.
Buchanan, S. Living by the Wayside and Other Stories. Thesis (M.F.A.) – Oregon State University, 2002.
"What is the composition of Martian soil?" or, What We Can Learn from Memorable Transcripts, Oregon Virtual Reference Summit (developed quality rubric and facilitated peer review session of chat transcripts with two collaborators, Chris Jakel and Rachael Short), The Dalles, OR, June 2011
Document Delivery to Distance Users. Portland State Library Public Access Services Retreat, Portland, OR, June 2009.
Cooperation for the Collection: Integrating ILL and Acquisitions Workflows. Bibliographic Center for Research Free Friday Forum, Online, October 2008.
ILLiad Interest Group. 7th Annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource
Sharing Conference; Alt.ILL Alternative Models in Resource Sharing, Portland,
OR, September 2008.
Just in Time Acquisitions via Interlibrary Loan: Purchasing Models and Workflows. 40th Annual State University of New York Library Association Conference; Making a Raquette: SUNY Libraries Navigating the Rapids of Change, SUNY Potsdam, NY, June 2008.
The Open Access Movement, Scholarly Communication, and Library Services: Trends, Resources and Responses. Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference, Portland, OR, September 2005.
Making Connections: Pioneering the Information Landscape, Trends in Scholarly Communication. Oregon Library Association Conference, Portland, OR, April 2005.
The Future of Content: The Open Access Movement - Issues, Trends, Responses. Online Northwest, Corvallis, OR, January 2005.
Customizing ILLiad's Word Templates & Email Notices, Western ILLiad Users Meeting, Portland, OR, May 2004.
Oregon Libraries Network (L-Net) Notable
Transcript Award for Outstanding Service in Virtual Reference
Winter Quarter 2008
Helen Benning Regnier Scholarship,
Merit-based full tuition scholarship for a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, Syracuse University
July 2005 to December 2006
American Library Association Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship
Merit-based award for a Master of Science in Library and Information Science
Scholarship of Teaching Research Team Grant
Portland State University Center for Academic Excellence grant for a collaborative project to develop a methodology for studying student research behaviors
2004 - 2005
Graduate Teaching Assistantship 1997 – 1999, Oregon State University (Tuition/Stipend)
Dean’s Scholar 1994 – 1995 and 1995 – 1996, University
Golden Key International Honour Society Member since 1996
L-net Mentor, Oregon Statewide Chat Service 2011 – Present
Oregon Virtual Reference Summit Planning Committee, 2009 – Present
L-net Librarian, Oregon Statewide Chat Service 2007 – Present
PORTALS Resource Access Committee, 2003 – 2008
Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference Planning Committee 2001 – 2009
Webmaster, Scholarly Communication Website, Portland State University
Scholarly Communication Task Force, Portland State University, 2006 – 2009
Electronic Resources Management Development Team, Portland State University, 2005 – 2006
Student Supervisor’s Team, Portland State University, 2003 – Present
Associate Editor, Moveable Type, the Mark O. Hatfield Library Newsletter, 2001 – 2003
Disaster Preparedness Committee, Willamette University, 2001 – 2003
Best practices for filling grey literature requests
Just-in-time interlibrary loan acquisitions
Open access movement