Isaac P. Gilman, MLIS

Assistant Professor

Scholarly Communications & Research Services Librarian

Isaac has been a member of the Pacific University Library faculty since 2008, and is primarily responsible for managing the University's institutional repository, CommonKnowledge, and coordinating the Library's scholarly communication services.

Isaac also provides research and reference services to faculty and students.  His primary interests are in research methods, the ethics of research and scholarship, intellectual property, and scholarly publishing practices.  He has taught courses in research methods and scholarly journal publishing.

Please contact Isaac at or (503) 352-7209 for more information about any of the following services:


Current Projects and Activities


Select Publications

Gilman, I. (2013). Library scholarly communication programs: Legal and ethical considerations. Oxford: Chandos Publishing.

Gilman, I. (2013). Scholarly communication for credit: Integrating publishing education into undergraduate curriculum. In Davis-Kahl, S., & Hensley, M. K. Common ground at the nexus of information literacy and scholarly communication. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.  Access Book | Access Chapter

Gilman, I. & Ramirez, M. (2012). What is in a Name? Introducing the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 1(1):eP1044.

Gilman, I. & Irons, L. (2011).  “Open Access & Open Lives: The Changing Role of Academic Libraries.” In Barlow, J. (Ed.), Internet 2.0: After the Bubble Burst 2000-2010 (pp. 117-139)Forest Grove, OR: Berglund Center for Internet Studies. Access Chapter

Gilman, I., Thomas, J.C. & Winder, M.C. (2011). “Literature Reviews.”  In J.C. Thomas & M. Hersen, (Eds.) Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, 2nd ed.  New York:  Routledge. 

Gilman, I., Kunkel, M. (2010).  “From Passive to Pervasive: Changing Perceptions of the Library’s Role through Intra-Campus Partnerships.”  Collaborative Librarianship 2(1): 20-30. Access Article


Select Presentations

Gilman, I. (2013). Connecting with Curriculum. In Davis-Kahl, S., Gilman, I., & Seeborg, M. Library Publishing and Undergraduate Education: Strategies for Collaboration. ACRL 2013 Conference, April 10-13, Indianapolis, IN. Presentation Slides

Gilman, I. “Scholarly Communication: It’s Not Just for ARL Libraries.” NAPCU Libraries Annual Directors Conference 2011, Coeur d’Alene, ID, Thursday, November 3.  Presentation Slides 

Gilman, I., Vyhnanek, K. Wirth, A. “Sustaining Success: Defining Outcome Measures for Scholarly Communication Initiatives.” ACRL WA/OR Joint Conference 2011, Pack Forest, WA, Thursday, October 27.

Gilman, I.  “Publishing at Pacific: Skills and Training.”  Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success, University of Utah, Thursday, May 12, 2011.