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Rachel Lilley

Public Services Unit Supervisor, Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Phone: (541) 737-5935
Office room number: VLIB 5039
Primary Duties:
  • Manage the SCARC Reading Room and its operations, including in-person reference services, research assistance, materials paging and delivery, materials circulation, safe handling, facilities, security, and statistics gathering
  • Manage remote reference operations, including assigning queries, coordinating reproduction requests, ensuring reasonable turnaround times, checking response accuracy and completeness
  • Coordinate, maintain, and analyze circulation, reference, and other use statistics; prepare quarterly and annual reports on public service operations
  • Coordinate collection management tasks related to public services, including stacks maintenance and security, materials flow, and hold areas
  • Create an inclusive physical and intellectual environment in which anti-racist principles inform interactions and in which equity of access and equality of opportunity are emphasized
  • Supervise professional public service staff, and Student Archivists with public service duties

Brief CV

Classified Staff Employee of the Year, 2 020, Valley Library


Selected Publications:



Selected Presentations:
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (peer-to-peer training presentation), University of Oregon, February 2017
  • Archives 101, Instruction Session, Senior Architecture Studio, University of Oregon, Spring 2016
  • Collections Care Workshop: Photographs, History Bites Lecture Series, Albany Regional Museum, 2014
  • Letters Home, Commemorative Memorial Day presentation, November 2012
  • Speaking of Montana: A Guide to Conducting Oral Histories, From the Ground Up: Montana Women and Agriculture Oral History project (trainings; in-kind match with DNRC), Summer and Fall 2012
  • Life on the Homestead: Montana’s Pioneering Women, Montana Farm and Ranch Show (presentation), May 2013


Professional Associations and Committees:
  • Member, Society of American Archivists, 2010 – 2017
  • Member, Northwest Archivists, 2010 – 2017
University Service:
  • Oregon State University, LEAD Search Committee member, Spring 2021
  • Oregon State University, Archon/ASET Subcommittee member, Spring 2021
  • Oregon State University, SCARC Anti-racist ActionsTask Force member, Spring 2021
  • Oregon State University, Reopening Planning Task Force, Communications Subcommittee member, Spring 2020 – Winter 2020
  • Oregon State University, Reopening Planning Task Force, Safe Spaces Committee member, Spring – Fall 2020
  • Oregon State University, Library Staff Association Co-Chair, 2019-2020
  • University of Oregon Libraries, Strategic Planning Committee member, 2017
  • University of Oregon Libraries, Diversity Committee member, 2015 – 2017
  • University of Oregon Libraries, Safety Committee member, 2014 – 2015