Lisa Oberg

Charles LordInterim Associate Dean of University Libraries for Distinctive Collections
Interim Director of Special Collections

Lisa Oberg is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Special Collections within the University of Washington Libraries including all aspects of public service. While Associate Dean of University Libraries for Distinctive Collections, Paul Constantine, is on leave, Lisa has taken on the additional responsibilities as Interim Director of Special Collections.
Lisa began her career with the UW Libraries as a student reference assistant and the Engineering Library while pursuing her Master of Librarianship degree which she received in 1991. After receiving her degree she began her professional career at the Health Sciences Library where she held a variety of positions related to education, outreach, and public service. Prior to becoming a librarian, Lisa worked as a virologist with Oregon State University. Because of her research experience, Lisa had a long liaison connection with the basic sciences departments in the UW’s School of Medicine.
In 2013 Lisa moved to Special Collections where she was able to combine her love of local history with her knowledge of science and medicine. Her research interests include the history of establishment of health care in the Pacific Northwest and seminal events such as the 1918 influenza epidemic which shaped the city and the region.

Lisa Oberg is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Special Collections within the University of Washington Libraries including all aspects of public service. While Associate Dean of University Libraries for Distinctive Collections, Paul Constantine, is on leave, Lisa has taken on the additional responsibilities as Interim Director of Special Collections.

Lisa began her career with the UW Libraries as a student reference assistant in the Engineering Library while pursuing her Master of Librarianship degree which she received in 1991. After receiving her degree, she began her professional career at the Health Sciences Library where she held a variety of positions related to education, outreach, and public service. Prior to becoming a librarian, Lisa worked as a virologist with Oregon State University. Because of her research experience, Lisa had a long liaison connection with the basic sciences departments in the UW’s School of Medicine.

In 2013 Lisa moved to Special Collections where she was able to combine her love of local history with her knowledge of science and medicine. Her research interests include the history of establishment of health care in the Pacific Northwest and seminal events such as the 1918 influenza epidemic which shaped the city and the region.

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