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Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy

Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, MLIS

Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, MLIS, Head of Public Services

 LRC 219-D

As the Head of Public Services for the Oregon Tech Library, I schedule research and information literacy class sessions and work with faculty on incorporating these concepts into their course and assignment designs.  I also oversee the library Help Desk and marketing and outreach efforts, work with undergraduate and graduate students on research projects, and maintain the library website and discovery layer.  

Prior to Oregon Tech, I worked developing and delivering training in both the public and private sectors.  My experience includes website strategy, social media development, and working with diverse populations in public libraries.  My research interests center around the way people use spaces and technology (user experience) and the flow of information within social systems and networks.


  • Introduction to College Research
  • Research Strategies

Liaison Departments 

As a liaison, I work closely with these departments to ensure that library services and collections are meeting faculty and student needs.

  • Communication
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Physical Education

I can help with...

I also have experience in the following areas that I would be happy to share.

  • Video creation and editing in Camtasia
  • Finding government data and information
  • APA and Chicago citation styles