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Richard Sapon-White

Catalog Librarian

Phone: (541) 737-7319
Fax: (541) 737-8267
Primary Duties:

Head, Cataloging Unit

Subjects: Library Science

Brief CV

Master of Library Science, 1989, Southern Connecticut State University Master of Public Health, 1979, University of California at Los Angeles Bachelor of Science in Zoology, 1977, University of Toronto
Research and Professional Interests:
cataloging, classification, subject analysis, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, continuing education of cataloging staff, international librarianship


Selected Publications:
Sapon-White, Richard E. "Summary of Fifth Plenary Session." International Workshop on Implementing a Maghreb Digital Library for Education, Science & Culture, Rabat, Morocco, Jan. 25-28, 2007. Sapon-White, Richard E. "Some Thoughts on Authority Control in an International Digital Library." White paper prepared for the International Workshop on Implementing a Maghreb Digital Library for Education, Science & Culture, Rabat, Morocco, Jan. 25-28, 2007. Sapon-White, Richard, Valery King, Anne Christie. "Supporting a Culture of Scholarship for Academic Librarians." portal: Libraries and the Academy 4:3 (July 2004): 407-421. Sapon-White, Richard E. "A Polish Jew on the Florida Frontier and in Occupied Tennessee: Excerpts from the Memoirs of Max White." Southern Jewish History 4 (2001): 93-122. Sapon-White, Richard E., and May Chau. "The CAMEL Project at Oregon State University: Collecting and Managing Access to Faculty-Created Web-Based Resources." In Computers in Libraries 2000 Proceedings, Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2000. Sapon-White, Richard. "Cataloging and Indexing." In "Electronic Publishing of Scholarly Journals: A Bibliographic Essay of Current Issues." Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship 22 (Spring 1999). Sapon-White, Richard E., and Mary Hansbrough. "The Impact of Subject Heading Assignment on Circulation of Dissertations at Virginia Tech." LRTS 42:4 (October 1998): 282-291.


Professional Associations and Committees:
Oregon Library Association International Relations Round Table, Chair, 2000-2001 International Relations Round Table, Program Chair, 1999-2000, 2007-2008 Association for Collections and Technical Services ALCTS Publications Committee, 2006-2008 Cataloging and Classification Section Liaison to the ALCTS Publications Committee, 2004-2006 Cataloging and Classification Section, Policy and Research Committee, 2002-2006 LRTS Editorial Board and Liaison to ALCTS Council of Regional Groups, 2001-2003 Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group, Chair, 2001-2002 Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group, Vice-Chair, 2000-2001 Best of LRTS Committee, 2000-2001 Association of College and Research Libraries Research Committee, 1998-2000 Science and Technology Section, Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural Sciences, 1997-2001 Science and Technology Section, Subject and Bibliographic Control Committee, 1997-1999 Professional Education Committee, 1992-1996 (chair, 1994-1996) Science and Technology Section, Research Forum Committee, 1991-1995 Lazerow Fellowship Committee, 1991-1995 American Library Association, New Members Round Table Footnotes Newsletter Committee, 1990-1991 Minority Recruitment Committee, 1990-1991 American Library Association, International Relations Round Table International Visitor Center Committee, 2006-2008 International Posters Committee, 2002-2006 Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences/Spole?nosti pro v?dy a um?n
University Service:
Student Recognition and Awards Committee, Faculty Senate, 2006-2009 OSU Accident Review Board, 2003-2005 OSU Student Health Advisory Committee, 1999-2001