Staff Profile: Eli Gandour-Rood

Eli Gandour-RoodEli Gandour-Rood is the Science Liaison Librarian at the University of Puget Sound, where he supports the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Policy & Decision-Making, Exercise Science, Geology, Math & Computer Science, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physics, and Science, Technology, & Society.

A native Oregonian, he is delighted to be back in the Pacific Northwest after a stretch on the East Coast. Prior to arriving at the University of Puget Sound, he worked in libraries at the University of Washington and Columbia University, and in higher education administration at Franklin Pierce University.  


  • Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, Simon’s Rock College of Bard
  • Master of Library & Information Science, University of Washington

 Professional Interests:

  • Information Literacy
  • Innovative Reference Services
  • Instructional Design
  • Open Access
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Undergraduate Research Methods