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John Repplinger, Science Librarian: About John

John Repplinger has served as the Science Librarian at Willamette University since 2002 where he supports the following departments, as well as the other areas of expertise. 

In his free time, John spends time with his wife and three children, paints with watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. He loves to garden, hike, rockhound, and photograph scenic landscapes.

Amara & the Giant's Ring Book Cover (2023)
He is writing his second novel in the Amara and the Giant's Ring series and is working on other books. 

He is an active member with the Oregon Library Association and
is Co-Chair for the Oregon Authors Project.



  • Masters in Library & Information Science (MLIS)University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Western Oregon University, 2000


Professional Interests

  • AI (Artificial-Intelligence) generated information and education
  • Social media influence on information-seeking behaviors
  • Electronic learning environments & pedagogy
  • Open Access resources
  • Data Management
  • Sustainability
  • GIS use in academic libraries
  • Trends of scholarly communication
  • Changing publication trends in the digital age

Publication list: ORCID iD    Complete CV

Willamette University

Willamette University Libraries

Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street.
Salem Oregon 97301
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library
511 NW Broadway.
Portland Oregon 97209