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Allie Flanary

  • Librarian
  • Faculty Librarian
  • Portland Community College
  • 9Followers
  • 7Following

Research interests

adolescent transliteracytransliteracyinformation literacy instructiongadget generationmillennial generationpedagogyusabilityuser experienceuser-centered design


Allie is a faculty librarian at Portland Community College, where she wears the Web, Outreach, and User Experience hats--although she very nearly ended up with the job title "resident nerd". Since Fall 2007 she has taught 3291 students for 13225 minutes in 158 different classes and workshops. Allie's favorite classroom moment came last year when a student enthusiastically shouted, "What's up lady? High five, I just found a peer reviewed article!" from the back of her classroom. Professional passions include exploding existing library instruction models, marketing (with and without social media), and exploring virtual reference outside of the mainstream channels. Off-duty passions include robots, crochet, photography, and roller skating. Allie tweets and blogs as shinylib(.com) and would love to catch up with you there.

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  • Meredith Farkas

    Meredith FarkasPortland State University

  • Margaret Mellinger

    Margaret MellingerOregon State University Libraries

  • Rudy Leon

    Rudy LeonUniversity of Nevada Reno

  • Merinda Hensley

    Merinda Hensley

  • Erica Findley

    Erica FindleyMultnomah County Library

  • Laurie Bridges

    Laurie BridgesOregon State University

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Professional experience

Faculty Librarian

Portland Community College

September 2007 - Present

Reference Assistant

Mt. Hood Community College

September 2006 - August 2007(a year)



Emporia State University

BA Community Studies

University of California - Santa Cruz

September 1996 - March 2001(5 years)