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Joni Roberts, Associate University Librarian: About Joni

Joni Roberts

she / her / hers
Associate University Librarian for Collections, Teaching, and Research 

Mark O. Hatfield Library

"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
— Anna Quindlen


Favorite Fiction:

Joni Roberts is a longtime Bearcat who graduated from Willamette University with an English major and an Art minor.  She returned to Willamette as a librarian in 1989 and currently serves as the AUL for Collections, Teaching, and Research.  Joni is the liaison/subject librarian for the following areas:

  • American Ethnic Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Global Cultural Studies
  • Public Health
  • Sociology
  • Women's and Gender Studies


  • Masters in Library Science (MLS), San Jose State University, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Willamette University, OR


Professional/Academic Interests:
  • Collection Development
  • Information Literacy
  • Reading
  • Pacific Northwest Art
  • Willamette, Salem, and Oregon History


Non-Academic Interests:


In her free time, Joni enjoys reading, cross stitching, hiking, baking, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends.  She is also fond of frogs, dark chocolate, tea, music, gardens, and the ocean.    


“The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.”—Malala Yousafzai