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Marine & Estuarine Studies

Janet Webster

Head Librarian

Phone: (541) 867-0108
Mailling Address: 2030 Marine Science Drive , Hatfield Marine Science Center , Newport, OR 97365
IM username: guinlibrary [AIM]
Primary Duties:
  • Manage the Marilyn Potts Guin Library, a branch library of OSU
  • Primary Contact for Marine Studies
  • Assist with management of the Hatfield Marine Science Center
Subjects: Marine Studies

Brief CV

Oregon State University, College of Liberal Arts, Scientific and Technical Communication Program, M.S., September 1994. Columbia University, School of Library Service, M.S., September 1986. University of Chicago, B.A., March 1975. Geography
Research and Professional Interests:
  • Integration of grey literature into library collections
  • Global access to local information
  • Librarians in the political arena
  • Advocating the role of libraries in the education continuum - early childhood to graduate school
  • Works In Progress:
  • The Good, The Muddle and The Predatory: open Access Journals in Marine Science
  • Rethinking Engagement: Evolving the Library Liasion at Oregon State University
  • Awards:
    Distinguished Service Award, 2 013, Oregon Library Association
    Full CV:


    Selected Publications:
    Harte, Michael J, Campbell, Holly C., and Webster, Janet G. 2010. Looking for Safe Harbor in a Crowded Sea: Coastal Space Use Conflict and Marine Renewable Energy Development. In: Proceedings of The Coastal Society's 22nd International Conference, "Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future" held June 13-16 2010 in Wilmington, North Carolina. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/17332 Wirth, Andrea A., Maureen Kelly, Janet Webster. 2010. Assessing Library Scholarship: Experience at a Land Grant University. College and Research Libraries 71: 510-524. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/19329 Jung, Seikyung, Jonathan L. Herlocker, Janet Webster, Margaret Mellinger, and Jeremy Frumkin. 2008. LibraryFind: System design and usability testing of academic metasearch system. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 59(3): 375-389 Jung, Seikyung, Jonathan L. Herlocker, and Janet Webster. 2007. Click data as implicit feedback in web search. Information Processing & Management . 43 (3): 791-807. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/3884 Webster, Janet G., Jean Collins and Patricia Merrikin. 2007. Searching down the fisheries information web: An initial reflection. In Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature : Harnessing the Power of Grey , 4-5 December 2006 , edited by D.J. Farace and J. Frantzen. Amsterdam : TextRelease, January 17, 2007. GL-conference series, ISSN 1386-2316 ; No. 8. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/3734 Butler , Barbara , Janet Webster, Steven G. Watkins and James W. Markham. 2006. Resource Sharing within an International Library Network: using technology and professional cooperation to bridge the waters. IFLA Journal . 32 (3): 189-199. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/3842 Webster, Janet G. & Jean Collins. 2005. Fisheries Information in Developing Countries: Support to the Implementation of the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries . FAO Fisheries Circular No. 1006. Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.: Rome . 127 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/222 Webster, Janet G., Mike Boock, Anne Christie, Larry Landis, Laurel Kristick & Jeremy Frumkin 2004. Implementation of a new library/university service: Oregon State University 's Institutional Repository. Report for the OSU Libraries Administration. 31 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/24 Webster, Janet G. and Loretta Rielly. 2004. A library instruction case study: Measuring success from multiple perspectives. Research Strategies 19(1):16-32. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/9
    Selected Presentations:
    Webster, Janet G. & Barbara Butler. Show Us The Databases: Rethinking access to marine science information. In: Exploring New Frontiers in Aquatic Sciences Information Management, The Proceedings of the 38th IAMSLIC Annual Conference, August 26-30, 2012. Newport, OR: International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/35157 Collins, Jean and Webster, Janet G. 2012. Using Open Access and Free Information Resources for Finding and Publishing Fisheries Science in Africa. In: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of IAMSLIC. http://hdl.handle.net/1912/5323 36th Conference of International Association of Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers, October 2009, Mar del Plate, Argentina. Co-presenter with Barbara Butler, “Core Journals: Fact or Fiction.”


    Professional Associations and Committees:
    Oregon Library Association Chair, Legislation and Development Committee International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers Member, Strategic Planning Committee American Library Association member
    University Service:
    HMSC Management Committee HMSC Safety Committee OSU Libraries Promotion & Tenure Committee