[Libs-Or] OLA Quarterly Author Showcase | Courtney “Cam” Amabile | A Matriarch With Many Sides: Contextualizing Oregon’s First State Librarian

OLA Communications Committee olacommunications at olaweb.org
Tue Oct 20 12:10:15 PDT 2020

Courtney “Cam” Amabile is the Volunteer & Operations Coordinator,
Operations Division, of the State Library of Oregon. Please download and
read her latest article, “A Matriarch With Many Sides: Contextualizing
Oregon’s First State Librarian,” here:


>From Cam’s article, “Another pivotal point in societal consciousness is
brewing. Statues, plaques, and other representations of the controversial
values of times foregone have tumbled and awareness of the transgressions
of historical figures is at an all-time high. Increased awareness has
awakened a reexamination period, an acknowledgment of the necessity for a
holistic narrative about the people and events we choose to honor. With
this modern lens of cultural value being used to highlight the actions of
past leaders, the State Library of Oregon has begun its own introspection
on who we venerate and how.”

Courtney “Cam” Amabile graduated from Tulane University with a degree in
Anthropology and Environmental Biology. She is a National Association for
Interpretation (NAI) Certified Interpretive Guide with a background in
environmental education, interpretation, volunteer coordination, community
outreach, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work. In her spare
time, she enjoys hiking, camping, birding, nature journaling, and
photography in Oregon’s outdoor wonderland as well as volunteering for NAI.

Thank you,

Charles Wood

OLA Quarterly Coordinator
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