Laurie Michelle Bridges

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K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationUniversity of Washington (Master of Library and Information Science)

Laurie Michelle Bridges (born in K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Marquette County, Michigan, United States, November 12, 1972), is an American librarian specializing in academic libraries, technologies and education.


She obtained a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington in 2006.[1][2] Since September of that same year, she has been working as a librarian and associate professor at Oregon State University at the Valley Library,[3] specializing in training and emerging technologies. [4] [2] [5]

Her research include the use of Wikipedia[6] in the field of higher education and Academic library libraries, social justice in higher education and linguistic justice,[1] the use that libraries make of social networks, information literacy, as well as free access to information and fake news, among others. She is also co-editor, along with Raymond Pun and Roberto Arteaga, of the book Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: a global project,[7] to be published in September 2021.[8] Her work shows evidence on how librarians can promote diversity in digital environments.

She is a member of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries[9], and is the information coordinator for the Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Advisory Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).[10]

Awards and distinctions

  • 2020: received the Association of College and Research Libraries-Oregon Award for the project Writing African American History into Wikipedia[11]
  • 2008: received the Emerging Leader distinction from the American Library Association.[12]


Her selected publications include:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bridges, Laurie (2019-08-20). ""Freedom of access can be hindered in many ways, and as librarians we should be working to break down these barriers to access in every possible way": Interview with Laurie Bridges, Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University's Valley Library". Archivoz. Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Code4Lib Journal (2015-04-15). "Special Issue on Diversity in Library Technology Guest Editorial Committee". The Code4Lib Journal (28). ISSN 1940-5758.
  3. Bridges, Laurie. "Laurie Bridges, autor en Archivoz". Archivoz. Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  4. "Libraries | Oregon State University". Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  5. Jerez, Fernando (2015-05-22). "Entrevista con… Laurie Bridges". Fernando Jerez --- Social Media Librarian! (in español). Retrieved 2021-07-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "GLAM/Newsletter/October 2019/Contents/Wikipedia Library report - Outreach Wiki". Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  7. "Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: a global project". Retrieved 2021-07-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Francoise, Camille. "Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: Gathering best practices of professionals « Library Policy and Advocacy Blog". Retrieved 2021-07-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Laurie Bridges - Profile | LITA". Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  10. "IFLA -- Members of the FAIFE Committee". Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  11. "Award for Excellence Winners – ACRL-OR/OLA Academic Division". Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  12. American Librarian Association (29 July 2021). "American Library Association Emerging Leaders" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "Librarians as Wikimedia Movement Organizers in Spain: An interpretive inquiry exploring activities and motivation". Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  14. Bridges, Laurie Michelle; Dowel, Meghan L. (2020-01-01). "A perspective on Wikipedia: Approaches for educational use". The Journal of Academic Librarianship. 46 (1): 102090. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2019.102090. ISSN 0099-1333.
  15. "A Perspective on Wikipedia: Your Students Are Here, Why Aren't You?". The Journal of Academic Librarianship. 45 (2): 81–83. 2019-03-01. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2019.01.003. ISSN 0099-1333.
  16. Onifade, Fehintola Nike; Bridges, Laurie (2018-03-01). "Sister library cooperation: Inspiring cross-cultural capability for librarians". IFLA Journal. 44 (1): 44–55. doi:10.1177/0340035217751959. ISSN 0340-0352.
  17. Markland, Mary J.; Rempel, Hannah Gascho; Bridges, Laurie (2017-12-22). "Mobile Website Use and Advanced Researchers: Understanding Library Users at a University Marine Sciences Branch Campus". Information Technology and Libraries. 36 (4): 7–23. doi:10.6017/ital.v36i4.9953. ISSN 2163-5226.
  18. Rempel, Hannah Gascho; McElroy, Kelly; Bridges, Laurie M. (2017-08-03). Understanding How Students Develop: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-4422-7922-3.
  19. Bridges, Laurie Michelle; McElroy, Kelly. "Librarians Leading Short-Term Study Abroad" (PDF). Strategic Library. 43: 29.
  20. Bridges, Laurie M.; McElroy, Kelly. "Access to Information is (Not) a Universal Right in Higher Education: Librarian Ethics and Advocacy". Retrieved 2021-07-29.

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