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Tami Robinson

Tami Robinson

Associate Professor/Coordinator, Instructional Services
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: (509) 777-4483
Fax: (509) 777-3221
Office Location: Harriet Cheney Cowles Library 115
E-mail: trobinson@whitworth.edu

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Tami Robinson is a librarian at Whitworth University, teaching library and research instruction to classes in various disciplines and providing individual reference assistance. Before coming to Spokane, she was a librarian at Louisiana State University, Shreveport and the University of California, San Diego. Her subject background is in agriculture, the plant sciences and ecology.


Education:

M.L.S. San Jose State University
M.S. California Polytechnic State University
B.S. University of California, Davis


Year Joined Whitworth Faculty:  1999

Areas of Specialization / Expertise:

Libraries: library research instruction, reference, science collection development


Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

Publications include: "Whitworth University: Harriett Cheney Cowles Memorial Library." The Informed Librarian (April 2014).

"Unanticipated Fortuitous Information Discoveries: Serendipity in Research." ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal, 30.1 (March 2014): pp. 13-16.

"Professional Development Opportunities Provided by Consortia: What We Can Learn from this Model" in Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future. Samantha Schmehl Hines, Ed. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2014.

"The Problem and Prospect of Getting Information Literacy into the Academy: Keynote Address of the Annual Conference of the Association of Christian Librarians, June 11, 2013." The Christian Librarian 56.2: 59-65.

Echavarria Robinson, Tami. "Collaborative Endeavors Can Be Memorable, Energizing and Rewarding." ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal, 29.3 (November 2013): pp. 14-15.

"Process not Product: Learning to Be Information Literate." The Informed Librarian (September 2013).

numerous articles in ALKI, the Washington Library Association journal, and The Christian Librarian, since 2001;

Presentations include: "Research Discoveries: Intentional Searching and Serendipitous Information Encounters." Association of Christian Librarians 2014 Conference. Huntington, Ind., June 11, 2014.

"Le chercheur écrivain multilingue: Faculty-librarian Collaboration." Inland InfoLit Retreat 2013. Spokane, Wash., Nov. 1, 2013.

Presentations at the Association of Christian Librarians' annual conference (2014,’10, '09, '08, '07, '04, '03, '02); and at the Association of College & Research Libraries biennial conference (2015, 2003, 1997, '92).

Managing Editor, The Christian Librarian: Journal of the Association of Christian Librarians (2014- present); member of the ALKI Editorial Committee, ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal (2000-2005, 2009-2014); Member at Large of the Board of Directors of the Association of Christian Librarians (2011-14); President of the Fellowship of Christian Library and Information Specialists (2004-08); and President of the Liberal Arts Colleges section of the Association of Christian Librarians (2011-12).

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