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Anne Bahde

Rare Books and History of Science Librarian, Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Primary Duties:

Collection development, instruction, and outreach for general rare books collections and history of science collections in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center.  

Brief CV

  • M.A., English, Central Washington University (2007) Specialization in book history and print culture.
  • M.L.I.S, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2002) Specialization in special collections librarianship and rare books.
  • B.A., English, University of Chicago (2001) Double major in Comparative Literature (German).


Primary Souce Award for Research, for "Using Primary Sources: Hands-On Instructional Exercises" with Mattie Taormina and Heather Smedberg, 2 016, Center for Research Libraries


Selected Publications:

“Partners in Showcasing History: Activating the Land-Grant Engagement Mission through Collaborative Exhibits” co-authored with Tiah Edmunson-Morton and Natalia Fernández, appearing in Alexandria Fall 2019

"This is Where We Go From Here: Constructing a Community of TPS Educators." Forthcoming book chapter in Teaching Undergraduates With Archives, proceedings of the Teaching Undergraduates with Archives Symposium. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Maize Press, 2018. With Matt Herbison, Heather Smedberg, Robin Katz, and Marissa Vassari.

“Conceptual Models for Data Visualization in Archival Finding Aids: Preliminary User Responses,” portal: Libraries and the Academy 17.3 (2017): 485-506.

 "'Oh Wow!': Assessment and Affective Learning in Special Collections and Archives." in New Directions for Special Collections, eds. Beth Whittaker and Lynne Thomas. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2016.

"The History Labs: Integrating Primary Source Literacy into a History Survey Course." Journal of Archival Organization, 11 (2014): 175-204.

Using Primary Sources: Hands-On Instructional Exercises. Co-edited with Heather Smedberg and Mattie Taormina. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, March 2014.

“Measuring the Magic: Assessment in the Special Collections and Archives Classroom,” with Heather Smedberg. RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage  13 (2012): 53-75.

“Taking the Show on the Road: Special Collections Instruction in the Campus Classroom,” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 12 (2011): 75-88.

“The Curious Collection of Mr. Kaye Hyde: The World of Western Esotericism,” with Rebecca Moore, Journal of Religious and Theological Information 8 (2009): 111-127.

“College Students, Cookies, and Collections: Using Holiday Study Breaks to Encourage Undergraduate Research in Special Collections,” with Susan Hammerman, Rebecca Starkey, and Barbara Kern, Collection Building 25 (2006): 145-149.


Selected Presentations:

Data Visualization in Archival Finding Aids: A New Paradigm for Access.” With Cole Crawford, MA student in English at OSU. DH2017, Annual International Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, Montreal, August 2017. 

“My Books Smell Good: Fantasy and Sentimentality in Special Collections.” With Rebekah Irwin and Tom Hyry. 57th Annual Conference, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. Coral Gables, June 2016. 

"Update on the Work of the Primary Source Literacy Task Force.” Orbis Cascade Alliance Symposium on Teaching with Primary Sources. Seattle, March 2016    

"Teaching the Past, Present, and Future of the Book: Laboratory Learning in Special Collections." Rare Books and Manuscripts Conference, San Francisco, June 2015.

"Navigating Materials Seas: Seeking Book Historical Evidence in the Library Search-Scapes of Tomorrow." with Shannon Supple. Society of the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Montreal, July 2015.

"Articulating the Skills of Primary Source Literacy," part of panel presentation "Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach" with Elizabeth Yakel, Heather Smedberg, and Mattie Taormina. Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C. 2014.

"The History of Science and the Digital Humanities: Retrofitting Old Collections for New Purpose." Rare Books and Manuscript Sction Preconference, Las Vegas, 2014. 

"Capturing Transformative Engagement: Assessing the Impact of Special Collections and Archives Instructional Outreach." With Heather Smedberg, Peter Carini, Lisa Carter, and Christian Dupont. Association of College and Research Libraries, Indianapolis, 2013.

“You’re Putting What in My Reading Room? Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bookeye.” Presented as part of RBMS Preconference 2011 seminar: “Yes, We Scan!: Innovative Approaches to User-Initiated Digitization,” 22 June 2011. Also presented as part of the OCLC Research webinar “Scan and Deliver: Creative User-Initiated Special Collections and Archives,” 22 September 2011.

“Using Zotero in Special Collections Instruction.” Presented as part of RBMS Preconference 2010 seminar: “Quick Innovations for Teaching with Special Collections.” 23 June 2010.

 “Revelation and Re-valuation: A Dialogue Between Book Artist and Special Collections Librarian.” With Michele Burgess, Lecturer, School of Art, Design, and Art History, SDSU. Presentation at College Book Arts Association Conference, University of Iowa, January 2009.

Curated Exhibits:

Piles to Files: Behind the Scenes at the Archives: Oregon State University, 2019 (team-curated with Natalia Fernández and Tiah Edmunson-Morton

Beautiful Science, Useful Art: Data Visualization through History: Oregon State University, 2017 (team-curated with Charlotte Wickham)

The Nuclear Age: Seventy Years of Peril and Hope: Oregon State University, 2015 (team-curated with grad students and faculty)

The Rural World: Domestic Economy from the Seventeenth Century to the Present: Oregon State University, 2014 (team-curated)

Activism in Action: Voices from the Collections: Oregon State University, 2013 (team-curated)

Illuminated Wonders: Student Illuminated Manuscripts: Oregon State University, 2012

Manuscripts to Molecules: Signature Areas of SCARC: Oregon State University, 2012 (team-curated)



Professional Associations and Committees:
  • Member, Society of American Archivists
  •  Member, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries

    • Member, TPS Collective Subgroup, RBMS Instruction and Outreach Committee, 2019-2021
    • Founding co-chair, RBMS Instruction and Outreach Committee, 2017-2019
    • RBMS/SAA Joint Task Force on Primary Source Literacy Guidelines, 2015-2017
    • Secretary, Executive Committee, 2013-2015
    • Seminars Committee Member, 2010-2014
    • Task Force on Metrics and Assessment, 2012-2013
University Service:

Steering Committee, SPARK! Year of Arts and Science (2016-2017)
Unique Collections in the Shared ILS Task Force, Orbis Cascade Alliance, 2016-2017
Faculty Senate Committee on Committees, 2015-2017
President's Commission on the Status of Women, 2015-2017
Library Faculty Association, President, 2014-2015
Resident Scholar Committee (2012-present)
Linus Pauling 50th Anniversary Peace Prize Commemoration Committee (2012-2013)