2020 Census talk with Se-ah-dom Edom of We Count Oregon

SEEDS, We Count Oregon, and the Reed Library collaborated to create a series of videos to discuss the 2020 Census with We Count Oregon, whose primary focus is to enumerate folks from hard to count communities. Check out the videos:

About Se-ah-dom Edmo

Se-ah-dom Edmo is Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce & Yakama, she has joined the #WeCountOregon team as the Tribal Community Coordinator. She brings deep experience in community organizing for racial and social justice work across the nation. She is co-editor of the Tribal Equity Toolkit 3.0: Tribal Resolutions and Codes for Two-Spirit and LGBT Justice in Indian Country and American Indian Identity: Citizenship, Membership & Blood. Prior to joining the #WeCountOregon campaign, she served as the Sovereignty Program Director at Western States Center where she was the coalition convener of Tribal History: Shared History (Senate Bill 13, 2017) in Oregon – this law established and funded teaching of Indian History and Sovereignty in K – 12 Schools across the state. A hallmark of her career has been fostering relationships and collaborations between tribes and organizations that do social, racial, environmental, and economic justice work across the region. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee of Oregon Recovers and is an ALF Senior Fellow. She lives in Portland with her husband James and their children Siale, Imasees and Miyosiwin, as well as her parents, Ed and Carol Edmo. Se-ah-dom’s ancestors are from Celilo, a fishing village along the Columbia River and one of the oldest known settlements in the West.

Returning library materials and equipment

Drop off at the library

For equipment, please email library-circ@reed.edu or call (503)777-7702 to schedule a return.

Books, scores, CDs and DVDs can be dropped off at the loading dock behind the library Monday – Thursday, between 10am and 3pm. Friday 10a-noon through August 14.

The loading dock is located on the south side of the library, near Greywood. Access the loading dock via stairs from the east (closest to ETC and the smoking shelter), or via a ramp from the west (closest to the Great Lawn).

Reed College campus map of library and surrounding buildings, with an arrow pointing to the loading dock on south side of the library. The arrow has a label of "loading dock".
image of the library loading dock, with overlayed arrows pointing to the loading dock, Greywood, the ETC, and toward the Great Lawn.

Return by mail

Books, scores, CDs and DVDs can go into envelopes and boxes without any special packaging. Please send them to:
Reed Library Circulation
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

For equipment, please package with the appropriate packing material to ensure safe shipment. Read packing guidelines for equipment. Send those packages to:
Instructional Media Center
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

For students who would like Reed Library to pay the shipping, please fill out our mail label form. You will be emailed instructions for how to return the materials via FedEx.

Returning students

If you are a returning student who would prefer to keep your materials over the summer, email library-circ@reed.edu to extend the due date with the understanding that materials will need to be returned the first week of fall semester.


Seniors do not need to return all books before graduating but materials do need to come back by June 1. Please contact Jim Holmes for any lost library materials.

Library Lobby Survey results: book lookup & candy preferences

Two Library Lobby survey questions to report this week:

Last week, we asked: “Where do you start when you look up a library book?” 100 responses indicated starting at the library homepage, while 27 started in the catalog. One wrote in “What’s the difference?”. There really isn’t much difference! One starts on the library homepage, while the other starts within our catalog system, but both get you to library books and resources.

This week, we wanted help planning for future candy restocks. We asked, “I’d answer this survey if I was offered…”.

  • Chocolates: 18
  • Gummy candies & fruit flavors: 99
  • Hard candies & mints: 111
  • Comments: 8

Notice that the total vote for ‘chocolates’ is suspiciously low? As someone wrote in, there was a pebble voting theft: “Someone took pebbles out of chocolate! It was 1/2 full an hour ago (7:30pm ish)!! Chocolate PLEASE”.

Was the theft a comment on the current state of electoral integrity in this country, or does someone really dislike chocolate candies enough to tamper with liblob voting procedures? We remain in a state of wonder.

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy! We love to hear feedback from you all.

Library Lobby Survey results: “You can borrow laptops & ipads from the library”

We had laptops and ipads on our minds this week, and wondered about you all borrowing them.

  • Total responses: 188 stones, 30 written responses
  • “What!? I didn’t know”: 57 responses
  • “I know! I borrow those”: 43 responses
  • “I know, but I don’t borrow those [tell us why not]”:88 responses, 30 write in responses

Of the 30 write in responses to “I know [about borrowing laptops/ipads], but I don’t borrow those”

  • 17 you had your own
  • 5 related to check-out/rental periods and processes
  • 5 you didn’t need them or need filled elsewhere or with other tools
  • 1 related to programs on the laptop
  • 1 request for a microwave
  • 1 “thank you!” (you’re welcome!)

Laptops and ipads are available for checkout for 24 hour periods from the IMC and from PARC. Give the circulation assistant your Reed id card, and they’ll check it out for you!

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy! We love to hear feedback from you all.

ProQuest scheduled maintenance this weekend

Some library resources will be unavailable during ProQuest scheduled maintenance this Saturday, February 8th, from 7pm-1am. Affected resources include:

  • All databases on the ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com) and Chadwyck-Healey databases including:
    • Proquest Central
    • Academic Video Online
    • Ebook Central
    • EEBO: Early English Books Online
    • Index Islamicus
    • LION : Literature Online
    • ProQuest Congressional
    • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
    • ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Having trouble accessing library resources? Find ways to get help from library staff.

Library Lobby Survey results: “The office of your personal/subject librarian?”

The library can be a maze, and that includes the staff offices. This week, we wondered if the offices of personal and subject librarians are commonly known locations.

  • Total responses: 210
  • “I don’t know where their office is”: 88 responses
  • “I know where their office is”: 23 responses
  • “What’s a subject librarian?” 47 responses
  • “What’s a personal librarian?” 52 responses

What are personal and subject librarians? Each first year and transfer student is matched with a librarian who can help with any questions about the library, finding resources, or research. Find your personal librarian by dorm.

We also have librarians dedicated to each academic department who can help if you need subject-specific assistance, whether that’s for general questions, for one class, for your quals or thesis, or just to chat. Find your librarian by subject.

Think of your personal librarian and your subject librarian as your “go-to” people in the library.

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy! We love to hear feedback from you all.

Library Lobby Survey results: “I started using the library regularly…”

Welcome to the Spring semester! With a new year comes new LibLob surveys. The question on our mind this week was when you started using the library regularly. We’re excited to know that you all start right away! The majority of responses indicated that you became regular library users during your first year at Reed.

  • Total responses: 215
  • First year: 141 responses
  • Sophomore year: 42 responses
  • Junior year: 20 responses
  • Senior year: 8
  • I don’t use the library regularly Tell us why not: 4 responses

Library Lobby Surveys happen (almost) every Tuesday. Stop by to cast your vote and get some candy! We love to hear feedback from you all.