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Tova Johnson (she/her)

  • Instructor, Library


Tova Johnson is the Critical Pedagogy and Research Librarian at OHSU where she plans, promotes, and provides information services to the faculty, staff, researchers, and students at OHSU, as well as community users of the OHSU Library. She provides reference, instruction, and educational programs in one-on-one and group settings.  Her areas of interest include critical librarianship and critical information literacy; diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries; and health equity.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.S., 2000, Oregon State University
    • M.P.H., 2005, Emory University
    • M.A., 2008, William & Mary
    • M.L.I.S., 2019, San Jose State University

Memberships and associations:

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Medical Library Association (MLA)
  • Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Areas of interest

  • Critical Librarianship
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Public Health

Honors and awards

  • Blanche Woolls Spectrum Scholar, San Jose State University, 2017
  • Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services’ Bernard Vavrek Scholar, 2015
  • ALA Spectrum Scholar, 2014-15
  • Virginia Library Association Scholar, 2014-15
  • Center for Health Culture and Society Fellow, Emory University, 2004-05
  • Rollins School of Public Health Merit Scholar, Emory University, 2002-04



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