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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


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. (in press)

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]


Professional Associations and Committees:
  • Oregon Library Association (OLA) 
    • Round Tables and Interest Groups: Documents Interest Group of Oregon (DIGOR), Reference Round Table (RRT)
  • American Library Association (ALA) 
    • Sections and Round Tables: Anthropology and Social Science Section (ANSS), Reference & User Services Association (RUSA), Business Reference And Services Section (BRASS), Government Documents Round Table (GODORT)

National Committees:

    Education Committee, Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), ALA 2005-2007
    Bibliography Committee, Anthropology and Social Science Section (ANSS), ACRL, ALA 2002-2004

State and Regional Committees:

   Oregon Library Association

  • Executive Board (Treasurer) 2013-2015
  • Conference Committee: 2010 & 2011 (Registration); 2014  & 2015 (Treasurer); 2016 (Program co-chair)
  • OLA/WLA Joint Conference Committee 2008 (Co-registrar)
  • Documents Interest Group of Oregon (DIGOR), OLA, 1999-
    • Chair, 2004-2005, 2011-2012, 2015-2016
    • Secretary, 2005-2006;
    L-net Advisory Board member, 2006-2008
    L-Net Summit Planning Committee, 2010-2011
University Service:
  • Faculty Senate Academic Appointments Committee, 2015-2018
  • Undergraduate Admissions Committee, 2008-2011
  • Faculty Senate Bylaws and Nominations Committee, 2007-2009
  • First Year Experience Advisory Councit, 200-2001
  • OSU Safety Committee, 2000-2006