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Chris Shaffer

Faculty Emeritus

Chris Shaffer has been University Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University since 2008. His previous position was Assistant Director for Technology and Outreach at the University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. At both institutions, he has worked with research offices and Clinical and Translational Science Centers to develop new library services for researchers. Chris was co-site PI for The eagle-i Consortium, led by Harvard University, which is developing a national biomedical research resource discovery network. At OHSU, he established the Ontology Development Group, which is reusing and developing sharable ontologies and developing curation practices and procedures. Chris is an active member of the Medical Library Association and a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. His other past positions include Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, and Resident Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Texas A&M University and an MS in Information Science from the University of North Texas.