Cheryl A. Middleton
ACRL Past President
Cheryl A. Middleton is the Associate University Librarian for Research & Scholarly Communication at Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) which she has served in since 2012. Prior to that she has served as the Head of OSU Libraries & Press Teaching & Engagement from 2010 – 2012. Between 1998 and 2012, she served as a Life Science Librarian, Assistant Head of Reference and Instruction, the Head of Undergraduate Learning & Library Learning Access at OSULP.
She has been an ACRL member for 22 years where she has served on the association’s Research Planning and Review Committee (2010–14, chair 2013–14) and Leadership and Nominations Committee (2009–11). She has also been a very active member of ACRL’s University Libraries Section, serving on the section Executive Committee (member-at-large 2003–05, vice-chair/chair-elect 2006–07, chair 2007–08, past-chair 2009–11), Academic Outreach Committee (2011–14, cochair 2012–14), Program Committee (2003–05), Nominating Committee (2002–03 and 2005–06), and Organization and Bylaws Committee (1997–2000, chair 2003).
Her publications include “Magical Thinking: Moving Beyond Natural Bias to Examine Core Services” in Letting Go of Legacy Services: Library Case Studies (2014); coauthorship of “Management of Library Course Reserves and the Textbook Affordability Crisis,” Journal of Access Services (2009); and coauthorship of “Student Strategies for Coping with the High Cost of Textbooks and the Role of Academic Library Course Reserves,” portal: Libraries and the Academy (2009).
Middleton earned her MLIS from Louisiana State University. She also holds a BS in General Science from Oregon State University.