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Amanda Bird

  • Part-time Faculty Librarian
  • Reference
  • Southeast

Hello! I’m Amanda, and I work part time at the Southeast campus. I have been a community college librarian since 2007 and at PCC since 2015. I feel very fortunate to work with the PCC community. I grew up in a teeny town in northeastern Oregon and studied in Portland, Boston, and southern California before happily settling back in Portland with my family.

When I work with students, my focus is inspiring curiosity and creativity with the ways that they find and use information. I take a critical eye to the tools that we use to find information and try to make sure we understand what they can do, and where they fall short. I see research as a shared and active practice where I am learning right along with you.

Outside of work, I’m usually making something with my hands. I like to sew, knit, cook, dye, and dabble in all kinds of other creative pursuits. I also love making pie and swimming in (well, at least jumping into) cold lakes and rivers.