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Westphall, S. Doing the Most With the Least, Acrylic on Canvas, 2021.

About Me

My name is Shaleigh Westphall (pronounced shə-ˈLĀ, sounds like "filet"). I received my BFA in illustration from PNCA. After a few years of odd jobs such as jewelry designer, distiller, and English teacher abroad, I realized I wanted to pursue a Masters's in Library Science. I have since completed my Master's and have worked in a variety of libraries throughout Portland.

I am passionate about connecting people to information and helping facilitate research a-ha moments. My art practice encompasses storytelling through drawing, painting, and printmaking. My areas of interest include pop culture, gothic fiction, film, comedy, comics, art history, and medical history. Feel free to tell me what you are passionate about right now or what you want to know more about because I want to know too!


  • Masters in Library Science (MLS) from Emporia State University
  • Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) from Pacific Northwest College of Art

Current Favorite Titles

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Marie Brown

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson


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