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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. 

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 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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