As the University Librarian, John is the chief administrator of the Libraries of Oregon Tech including libraries located on the Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses, as well as the Shaw Historical Library. Working closely with the Provost, the University Librarian facilitates strategic planning, fosters collaborations across departments, and ensures Oregon Tech students have exemplary support in achieving their educational goals.
Prior to Oregon Tech, John as worked at Columbia Gorge Community College, Pierce County Library System, and owned a community-focused bookstore in Washington state. He graduated from Emporia State University with a MLS. Currently, he is a candidate for an Ed.D from Oregon State University doing research on the intersection of librarianship and open education resources.
His interests include rare books, classic noir mysteries, and baking.