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John Repplinger, Science Librarian: About John

John Repplinger

he / him
Science Librarian

Mark O. Hatfield Library

One who asks
a question is a fool
for a minute.
One who does not
ask a question
is a fool for life.
~ Confucius

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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 three children and wife, creates original pastel drawings and acrylic paintings, gardens, hikes, and photographs scenic landscapes. He is currently writing his first young adult novel.

Archaeology Biology Chemistry
Computer Science Environmental Sciences Exercise & Health Sciences
Mathematics Physics & Astronomy  
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  • Masters in Library & Information Science (MLIS)University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Western Oregon University, 2000


Professional Interests

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

Publication list: ORCID iD      CV