COCC Madras Campus Closed for the Day

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - The COCC Madras campus will close immediately due to a power outage. All Madras Campus classes scheduled at or after 3:30 p.m. today are cancelled.
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Tina Maragou Hovekamp, Ph.D.
  Library Director 
Barber Library
Central Oregon Community College
Bend, OR 97701



LIBRARY DIRECTOR (2013-present), Central Oregon Community College (COCC), Bend, OR


LIBRARY INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN (1994-95), Western State College of Colorado (WSC), Gunnison, CO

PART-TIME ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR (1991-93), Northwest College, Powell, WY

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN (1987-88), University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI


PH.D., INFORMATION AND LIBRARY SCIENCE, UNC at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1993

M.L.S., Kent State University, Kent, OH, 1986

B.A., ENGLISH, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1985



Full Professorship, 2010; Associate Professorship, 2004; Tenure, 2002; Assistant Professorship, 2000

Council on Library Resources/Kellogg Dissertation Award, 1991-92

Merit Award and Kalp Student Awards, 1989-91

Fulbright Scholarship, 1985-86

Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award, 1985


Peer-Reviewed Research Publications

  • Unions in academic libraries. In G. M. Gregory (Ed.), The Successful Academic Librarian. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2005
  • Professional associations or unions? A comparative look, Library Trends, 46 (Fall 1997): 232-245
  • Unionization and job satisfaction among professional library employees in academic research institutions, College & ResearchLibraries, 56 (July 1995): 341-350
  • Organizational commitment of professional employees in union and nonunion research libraries, College & Research Libraries,55 (July 1994): 297-307
  • Work values among professional employees in union and nonunion research library institutions, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24 (June 1994): 981-93

Other Publications and Presentations

  • Presenter at COCC’s Teaching Academy, COCC Lunch and Learn Community Education and College Hour workshops, 1997-present
  • COCC’s ConXn blog co-editor and writing contributor, 2007-12
  • Advocacy for the Bend-La Pine School District libraries:
    "Technology in schools is no substitute for professional Librarians,"  The Bend Bulletin, May 22, 2007
    “School Library Programs Make a Difference!” Bend-La Pine School principals meeting,  2006
    “Web Tools to Supplement School Library Collections,” Bend-La Pine Schools Ed Tech teacher training, 2006
    “Using the Free Web to Build Reference Collections in a Secondary Library,” OEMA (Oregon Education Media Association) conference, September, 2005

  • “Virtual reference and the possibility of an Orbis library collaboration,” Orbis annual summer meeting, 2002



Statewide professional activities

  • Orbis/Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortium:

                 Orbis Cascade Alliance Council, 2013-present

                 Orbis Borrowing Committee; Summit Planning and Operations Team, 2000-14

                 Summit Borrowing Steering Committee, 2003-06

                 Virtual Reference Orbis Task Force, Chair, 2002

  • OCCLA (Oregon Community College Library Association) Directors, 2013-present
  • Oregon Library Association (OLA) Development and Legislative Committee, 2012-14
  • ILAGO (Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon), 2009-present
  • L-Net Advisory Board, 2006-08
  • Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) on-site evaluator, Wilsonville Public Library ESL project, 2002

COCC campus-wide involvement

  • Deans and Directors, 2013-present
  • Chairmoot (Instructional Chairs) Committee, 2013-present
  • Art Committee, 2014-present
  • Academic Master Plan Committee, 2014-present
  • First Year Experience task force, 2014-present
  • Teaching Commons web site conception and implementation team, 2013-present
  • TAC (Technology Advisory Committee), 2011-present
  • Shared Governance Task Force, 2012-13
  • Learning Communities Task Force, 2011-13 (Chair, 2012-13)
  • Curriculum Committee, 1998-99 & 2012-13
  • Faculty Forum Executive Committee, 2000-01, 2005-08, & 2011-13
  • Peer team evaluator and mentor for COCC faculty in the Humanities, Foreign Languages, CIS, Music, and Massage Therapy, 2001-12
  • Academic Affairs, 2008-2011 (Chair, 2010-11)
  • Faculty Negotiations Team, 2009-10
  • COCC Honors Celebration committee co-founder, Chair and co-Chair, 2001-09
  • Tenure Committee, 2008-09
  • College Affairs Committee, 2003-04

Other professional involvement

  • Bend Arts & Culture Alliance, 2011-present
  • Deschutes County Historical Landmarks Committee, 2009-11
  • International School of the Cascades (ISC) Board, Vice-Chair, 2006-09
  • Bend Public Library Advisory Council, 2007-08
  • Bend-La Pine School District Library Study Committee, 2003