User Experience Research Library at the Valley Library, Beth Filar-Williams has been awarded $4,500 through the Lundeen Faculty Development Award to attend the UXLibs conference in June. She will also visit area libraries to learn more about: recent or current space/physical service redesigns, user input for those redesigns, and green/sustainable building design, lending, education and culture in these libraries.

The Robert Lundeen Library Faculty Development Award is an important gift to OSULP that has supported innovative and exemplary library faculty project work for many years. The Lundeen Award was established in 2003 by Bob Lundeen, former member of the Libraries’ Advisory Council, and it supports meaningful faculty development through the pursuit of scholarship or through professional capacity building. A committed supporter of his alma mater, Bob Lundeen was employed most of his career at Dow Chemical where he eventually became the chairman of the board. He also was the CEO and board chair of Tektronix. In addition to this award, Bob and his wife Betty established a number of scholarships to benefit Oregon State University students. When Mr. Lundeen passed away in late 2017, OSULP received an additional boost to the existing endowment which means we are able to extend the number and/or amounts of awards as appropriate.


OSULP faculty interested in applying for Lundeen funding may submit their proposals at any time. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

 The 2023 - 2024 Lundeen Award Comittee: Rachel Lilley (Chair), Beth Shields, Hui Zhang, Adam Lindsley, & Taylor Ralph

Posted - February 22, 2024