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Don Macnaughtan Lane Community College Library
Eugene, Oregon 97405    macnaughtand at
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"I couldn't have done that much damage with an axe, a day off, and a mission statement."

Rob Wilco, after observing Bucky chew through a wall to get at Fungo Squiggly.

...welcome to the webpages for Don Macnaughtan, Lane Community College Library.

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Here at Lane I work as a reference librarian, and I also teach. My subject specialties are:
  • American Indians
  • anthropology
  • applied design
  • computer & information technology
  • ethnic studies
  • geography
  • history
  • international studies
  • law & criminal justice
  • mass media (movies, tv, newspapers, web)
  • multimedia & game design
  • Oregon
  • photography
  • political science
  • popular culture
  • recreational reading

I act as the academic liaison to most faculty in these areas, which means I help them use the library's resources, and build the book and dvd collections in those fields. I also help develop our new electronic resources. I edit the Library's faculty newsletter Inklings; and I'm also a resource for copyright and MLA citation issues on our campus. My full responsibilties are here.

I do some writing & research - my publication history is here on Academia. Coming from a remote land downunda, I'm intrigued with how prehistoric humans settled the planet's more isolated islands. I do some projects with music & media, and I'm especially a student of the Buffyverse, with a 2011 book from McFarland. I have also contributed to the history of the Perthshire Macnaughtans, aka the Cuarain Fada or "Long Sandals", who settled the village of Fortingall during the Dark Ages.

I also specialize in American Indians. My main work is on the Haush Indians of Tierra del Fuego, as well as the Chinookan people, the Siuslaw-Kuitsh and the Athapaskan peoples of the Oregon Coast and the Columbia River. I maintain a well-used resource on the Indian languages of Western Oregon. I am also a specialist/consultant on the rare ceremonial artifacts known as Coppers. My latest publication about Coppers is The Purchase of the Nahuhulk, a "secret history" from the Tsimshian people, first recorded in 1916.

I have four WordPress blogs where I collect my research & interests:

I always travel with a camera - my favorite shots are on Picasa and Flickr. I also collect comedy records & books, and I'm always foraging for great music.

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Questions or comments regarding this website can be directed to Don Macnaughtan. Email: macnaughtand at
This page was last updated: 31 March, 2014
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