Bruce Van Buskirk

Reserves/Copyright Specialist

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Contact Information

Phone: (503) 788-6624
Office: L115

Areas of responsibility:

Access Services

As the Reserves/Copyright Specialist, I manage the reserves books and electronic reserves items at Reed, typically 2500-3000 books and 1500-2000 e-reserves each term. My student workers and I gather books from the stacks, order new books, and process them for the course's reserves. For e-reserves, we scan book chapters and articles, and link articles from electronic journals and e-books. We provide linked syllabi for faculty if they request that service.

I also make sure that we comply with copyright requirements and pay permissions for electronic reserves.

Fun fact: I played music on the soundtrack of My Own Private Idaho by Gus Van Sant.


I'm typically here M-F from 9-5. My office is behind the circ desk, hidden by the reserves books, but you can ask for me at the circ desk.