Mathew Brock is the Library and Historical Collections Manager for the Mazamas, a 124-year-old mountaineering organization based in Portland, Oregon. Please download and read his latest article, “Monographs, Manuscripts, and Mountaineering: An Overview of the Mazama Library and Historical Collections,” here:

From Mathew’s article: “The Mazama LHC continues to receive strong support for the library, its staff, and long-term goals. In February of 2015, the Mazamas hired me as part-time librarian to assume management of the library from the dedicated core of volunteers who had overseen it for many years. I was pleased when, in October 2017, my position was expanded to full-time status. Since being hired, I have aspired to reinvigorate the library and historical collections by increasing awareness of and access to the collections. In June 2017, with the help of a hardworking group of volunteers, the library catalog was put online, and the entire circulating collection was barcoded. The new system has broadened collection awareness, and circulation is up month after month.”

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Thank you,

Charles Wood
OLA Communications