About Me

My name is Candise Branum, and I am the Director of Library Services at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. I am passionate about education and intellectual freedom, and have presented on issues relating to student attitudes towards research, copyright, digital rights management, and the use of new technologies in the library setting.

Areas of specialty:



  • Information literacy / instruction
  • Assessment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Reference services
  • Collection development
  • Management

I am currently a board member for the Oregon Health Science Library Association (OHSLA) and the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Interest Group (CAM-SIG); in the past, I and have worked with organizations such as Portland’s Radical Reference and the ALA’s Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) at both the local and national level.