Director of Kellenberger Library; Associate Professor
M.L.S., Emporia State University
M.Mus., University of Oregon
B.S., Northwest Christian University
Steve Silver began work in the Kellenberger Library in 1995, and assumed a faculty librarian position in 2002. He became library director in 2006. In addition to managing all library activities and programs he teaches library and information literacy sessions to various classes and presents on the history of the English Bible to Bible classes, including examples from NCU’s Rare Book and Bible Collection. He also teaches a full semester course on the history of the English Bible.
Silver’s publications include “In Search of a Collector: discovering the Foundations of the Sarah E. Bushnell Bible and Rare Book Collection at Northwest Christian University” in Bible Editions & Versions, the journal of the International Society of Bible Collectors (vol. 14, no. 1, Jan-March 2013). He also has two publications in the Oregon Library Association Quarterly: “Analyzing Value: EBSCO and Gale” (co-authored with Scott Gallagher-Starr, NCU instruction/reference librarian) and “Seeking a Balance Between Pragmatism and Probity,” discussing a sense of service within a Christian higher education setting.
He has chaired the conference planning committee for the Oregon Library Association, and has served as the private colleges representative to the board of the Association of College and Research Libraries-Oregon chapter/Oregon Library Association Academic Libraries Division. He is a member of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance Research Interest Group as well as the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon. He has presented at the ACRL-OR/WA conference and at the Oregon Library Association annual conference. His professional affiliations include the Oregon Library Association, The American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries.