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John Repplinger, Science Librarian: About John

He / Him
Science Librarian

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Oregon Authors Project

One who asks a question
is a fool for a minute.

One who does not ask a
question is a fool for life.

~ Confucius

Debut Fantasy Novel

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.


He is currently writing his second MG fantasy novel in the Amara and the Giant's Ring series. He is an active member with the Oregon Library Association and is Co-Chair of the Oregon Authors Project.


Areas of Specialty

Archaeology Biology Chemistry
Computer Science Environmental Sciences Exercise & Health Sciences
Mathematics Physics & Astronomy Artificial Intelligence
Academic Commons Data Management Plans Zotero



  • 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 societal impacts
  • 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      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