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Proposed Portland Charter Reform is Confusing and Un-democratic

Portland certainly needs a new system of governance, but adoption of the Charter Commission’s proposals would make a bad system worse. One problem is the complicated and untried combination of ranked-choice voting with multi-member districts to choose the members of the City Council. Should the …

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All Textbooks in the Library! An Experiment with Library Reserves

This is an analysis of an experiment I led at Portland Community College library to see if having all required textbooks available on reserves was a workable project. The short version is that, with some adjustments, yes. This was my most successful scholarly article, receiving …

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