January 21, 2022

Oregon: State Police Investigate Ex-Library Employee

From the Statesman-Journal (Salem, OR):

Police are investigating possible wrongdoing by a former state library official who abruptly resigned in December after he was chosen to become the next Oregon state librarian.

Amid official silence about what triggered the criminal investigation, emails obtained by the Statesman Journal through Oregon’s public records law reveal that Robert Hulshof-Schmidt was placed on administrative leave in November after questions surfaced about his academic credentials.

Oregon State Police now are in the midst of an ongoing investigation of Hulshof-Schmidt, according to Lt. Gregg Hastings. He declined to specify any allegations of wrongdoing by the former library employee.

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See Also: Unexpected: Oregon’s State Librarian Nominee Resigns (December 9, 2011)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.