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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 has been a librarian at Whitworth College since 1999, teaching library and research instruction to many 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. 

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 and research instruction, reference, career recruitment, cultural diversity in libraries

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

Publications include: "Mentoring Aspiring New Librarians: One-on-One Relationships That Matter," in ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal, 27.3 (December 2011); "An Interview with Lyanda Haupt: WLA Keynote Breakfast Speaker, Naturalist, and Award-Winning Author," in ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal, 27.2 (July 2011); "Choosing to Make a Difference: Reflections on Mentoring Students,” in The Christian Librarian 54.1 (2011); "Sustainable Practices: Thinking Green is a Good Option for Libraries," in ALKI: The Washington Library Association Journal 27.1 (March 2011); review of "John Calvin: A Pilgrim's Life," by Herman J. Selderhuis, in the FOCLIS newsletter (spring 2010); a review of "The Hole in the Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us?" by Richard Stearns, in the FOCLIS newsletter (spring 2010); co-author of "Partnering with Faculty through Liaison Activities" in The Christian Librarian (2008); wrote the index to The Librarian's Manual, 2nd ed. (2008, Cedarville, OH: Association of Christian Librarians); numerous articles in ALKI, the Washington Library Assocation journal, since 2001; "Collegiality: An Atmosphere for Expanding Intellectual Stimulation" in The Christian Librarian (2003); "Recruiting Latinos to Librarianship: A Continuing Need" in Library Services to Latinos: An Anthology. Wrote the index to the book Take the Train to Town: The History of the Railroads in Bonner County, by Rechnitzer, Paul (Blue Creek Press, 2006).

Member at Large of the Board of Directors of the Association of Christian Librarians (2011-14); member of the financial advisory team of the Association of Christian Librarians (2009-10); past 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).

Presented at the Association of Christian Librarians' annual conference (2010, '09, '08, '07, '04, '03, '02); presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries biennial conference (2003, 1997, '92); received grants from the American Library Association and the Washington Commission for the Humanities for the "New Literary Borders and Boundaries: A Semi-Permeable Layer?" program.

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