I am a librarian and associate professor at Oregon State University. I am the library liaison to the School of Writing, Literature, and Film; the School of Arts and Communication; and international services. I began working at OSU Libraries & Press in September 2006.
My current research interests include Wikipedia in education, social justice in higher education, language justice, and undergraduate student engagement with libraries.
I have a MLIS from the University of Washington (2006), an MS in College Student Services Administration with a minor in Women Studies from Oregon State University (1999), and a BSEd in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
IFLA (2020) Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: Gathering best practices of individuals.
Woods, V. (2019) Laurie Bridges Interview. Archivoz.
Nikkimaria, Aaron, & Felix (July-August, 2019). A Wikibrarian's Story. Books & Bytes, 35.
Jerez, F. (2015). Entrevista con...Laurie Bridges. Social Media Librarian.
My current national and international involvement in librarianship includes (but is not limited to):
- Co-editor of the Open Access book, Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: A Global Project. Expected publication September 2021
- International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Advisory Committee (Information Coordinator)
- American Library Association (member)
- Association of College and Research Libraries (member)
- REFORMA (member)
- Creative Commons (member)
- Sister library partnership between OSU Libraries and The Federal University of Abeokuta, Nigeria Library, team member.