OSU Libraries Faculty Seminar on 4/14

OSU Libraries Library Faculty Association invites colleagues to this Friday’s (4/14) Seminar Series presentation at 10:00am: Building Bridges Between Oregon and Fujian: Twenty Years of the Horner Exchange, with Richard Sapon-White, Assistant Professor, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, OSU Libraries & Press.

We are webcasting the presentation, so  if you are not able to be physically present, please join the meeting remotely.


Professor Richard Sapon-White has been the Oregon coordinator of the Horner Exchange for much of the past ten years.  In 2016, the 20th year of the program, he traveled to Fujian Province for the first time.  As part of a three-member delegation, he visited Oregon’s sister province in China, visiting libraries, giving presentations, and taking in the sights of this wonderfully historic and picturesque region.  At this LFA seminar, he will be sharing his insights on the state of Chinese libraries, their innovative services and projects, and the many aspects of Fujianese cultural life that he experienced.

Richard Sapon-White is currently Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Oregon State University Libraries, where he has worked for more than 20 years. Professor Sapon-White is active in the international relations efforts of both ALA and the Oregon Library Association; he has served on the ALA International Relations Committee and has been coordinating the OLA IRRT’s Horner Exchange with Fujian Province, China, since 2008.  A member of Beta Phi Mu, the library science honor society, he received Fulbright fellowships in 2005 (Czech Republic) and 2012-2013 (Poland).  Professor Sapon-White earned his MLS from Southern Connecticut State University, his master’s degree in public health from UCLA, and a B.Sc. in zoology from the University of Toronto.

The seminar will take place in the Willamette Seminar Rooms (Valley 3622) on the 3rd floor floor of the Valley Library. Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Beth.Filar-Williams@oregonstate.edu or Uta.Hussong-Christian@oregonstate.edu with any questions. Library visitor info (including campus map and parking info can be found online: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/visit)

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