The Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture in Library Service was established in 1999 by James J. Kopp to commemorate the contributions and legacies of a respected friend, colleague and champion of service.  Over the past 12 years a number of respected and notable lecturers have visited Lewis & Clark College in Portland to share their thoughts and expertise in library services, and are outlined on the lecture series web page.

The lecture is attended by librarians from throughout the region and has become an anticipated professional event.  Although attendees are often from academic libraries, topics have been of interest to school and public librarians as well.  Please consider possible speakers for the Fall 2012 lecture, and send nominations or service-related themes to

We hope the Sherrer Memorial Lecture continues to be an interesting and inspiring event for all who attend.    

Elaine Gass Hirsch
Interim Associate Director
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
Lewis & Clark College