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John Repplinger, Science Librarian: About John

John Repplinger

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Science Librarian

Mark O. Hatfield Library

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“Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it
you can.” ~ Danny Kaye

John Repplinger has served as the Science Librarian at Willamette University since 2002 where he supports the departments of Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences, Exercise & Health Science, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy. Other areas of expertise include Willamette University's Academic CommonsData Management Plans, and Zotero

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.



  • 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
  • Data Management
  • Sustainability
  • Trends of scholarly communication
  • Physical environments of libraries
  • GIS use in academic libraries

Publication list: ORCID iD      CV