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Friday, April 21 • 8:30am - 10:00am
The Horner Exchange: The Last 20 Years of Library Exchange and Looking Forward to the Next 20

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Now in its 20th year, the Horner Exchange funds travel for library staff in Oregon and Oregon’s sister province, Fujian , China in order to foster the exchange of professional knowledge about library and information science. The three participants of the 2016 exchange (Richard Sapon-White of Oregon State University, Jian Wang of Portland State University, and Veronica Vichit-Vadakan of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine) spent three weeks exploring Fujian province, meeting with colleagues, sharing their expertise, and learning from the libraries and librarians of Fujian. Since this was a milestone anniversary for the program, they were also joined for part of the exchange by the Oregon State Librarian, MaryKay Dahlgreen, as well as past participants, Amy Lee and Rosalind Wang. In this panel discussion, the exchange delegates will share their experiences in China and reflect on the benefit of international exchange to librarians and their institutions.


Richard Sapon-White

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Oregon State University
Richard Sapon-White is currently Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Oregon State University Libraries, where he has worked for the past 21 years. An active member of both the ALA and the Oregon Library Association International Relations Round Tables, he has been coordinating... Read More →

Veronica Vad

Systems Librarian
When she is not at the library, she may be found gnawing on kale in her vegetable garden, riding her bike at low speeds through Portland traffic, or discovering a corner of the world she has yet to visit. Her favorite kind of pie is marionberry.

Jian Wang

Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian, Portland State University Library
Jian Wang has been involved with Horner Exchange Program since 2003, including serving on the IRRT Horner Exchange Committee, hosting Fujian delegates, and serving as an interpreter for over a decade. Jian also serves as Director of Confucius Institute at Portland State University... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

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