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Valery King

Business/Government Information Librarian - Associate Professor

Phone: (541) 737-7318
Fax: (541) 737-8224
Primary Duties:
  • Liaison for the College of Business
  • Government Information Librarian / Depository Coordinator for OSU Libraries, Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)
  • General library instruction
  • Research consultation in subject specialties and government information

Brief CV

  • B.A., General Humanities, University of Oregon (1978)
  • M.L.S., University of Oregon (1979)
Research and Professional Interests:
  • Reference and virtual reference services
  • Government information and freedom of information
Outstanding Faculty, 2 017, OSU Libraries & Press


Selected Publications:

 “Cooperative Reference Desk Scheduling and Its Effects on Professional Collegiality.” Co-published simultaneously in The Reference Librarian (The Haworth Information Press) No. 83/84, 2003, pp. 97-118; and Cooperative Reference: Social Interaction in the Workplace (ed.: Celia Hales Mabry) The Haworth Information Press, 2003, pp. 97-118. DOI: 10.1300/J120v40n83_09 

"Supporting a Culture of Scholarship for Academic Librarians" by Richard Sapon-White, Valery King and Anne Christie. portal: Libraries and the Academy, Volume 4, Number 3, July 2004. 

“Moving back to campus: creating a local virtual reference service.” Valery King, Jane Nichols and Greg Padilla. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, vol. 11 (3) 2006: p.1-17. 

“Full-Time Reference with Part-Time Librarians: Dealing with Staffing Realities, Meeting User Needs." Valery King and Sara Christiansen-Lee. Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), 51, no. 1 (Fall 2014). 

 “LEADing the Way: UX IRL @ OSU” Meggie Wright & Valery King. OLA Quarterly, vol. 22 no. 3, p.31-36. 1093-7374.1869; URI: 

"Federal Maps and the Depository Library." In The Essential Guide for Government Information Professionals, edited by Suzanne Caro. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2017.


Selected Presentations:

 “What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: A Government Information Round Table” sponsored by Portland Downtown Law Librarians/Oregon Special Libraries Association, Millar Library, Portland State University, March 12, 2004. [Invited panel presentation]

“Electrifying Government Documents.” Oregon Library Association Annual Conference program, April 15, 2004. [Panel moderator]

 “Act Locally, Act Globally: Co-Existence of IM and VR.” Collaborative Virtual Reference Seminar, Denver, Colo. August 1, 2007. [Panel presentation]

“We’re ALL Documents Librarians Now.” Valery King, Dotty Ormes, Oregon Library Association Annual Conference, Bend, OR, April 27, 2012. [Panel presentation]

“Government Information Websites for Kids.” Oregon Virtual Reference Summit, May 25, 2012. [Lightning talk]

 “Best Kept Secrets: Locating Federal Information.” Oregon Special Libraries Association webinar, March 7, 2013. [Invited web presentation]

“Find the Fun in Government: Free Resources for Children and Teen Programming.” Valery King, Dotty Ormes, Arlene Weible Oregon Library Association Annual Conference, Bend, OR, April 22, 2016. [Panel presentation]