Jackie Wirz, PhD, has recently joined the library as a Biomedical Sciences Librarian. Jackie received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at OHSU, where her dissertation work focused on collagen and collagen-modifying enzymes. She has performed research in a variety of disciplines, ranging from fish virology to transcriptional regulation. Some highlights of her scientific career include successfully mapping out the DNA binding footprint of a repair enzyme, solving the crystal structure of a protein trimerization domain, receiving a fellowship from the National Science Foundation, presenting a demonstration on redox chemistry to 500 girl scouts and breaking a wide variety of scientific equipment. Luckily, she has also learned how to repair scientific equipment. Although her research work has spanned over 15 years, her interest in libraries extends to her elementary school days when she volunteered to read stories at her local library. A devoted book nerd, Jackie reads books from a wide cross section of genres. She also collects different editions of her favorite book, Jane Eyre. On a professional level, Jackie is fascinated by the interdisciplinary nature of library science. She looks forward to using her research experience to enhance the user experience here at the OHSU library.
Sequoia Campshure, MLIS, has been hired temporarily as a reference librarian. She is a recent graduate of the University of Washington's Information School. As a student in library and information science her interests included information seeking behaviors, reference services, and information literacy tools and instruction. In addition, she studied abroad in the Netherlands completing coursework in collaboration with the Virtual Knowledge Studio. As a Reference & Instruction Librarian at OHSU she is responsible for consumer health needs and Health Information by Mail. Sequoia was previously a Student Assistant in Access Services. Her favorite ice cream flavor is soft serve.