ROBYN STACEY ROSENBERG

Science Instruction Librarian & Biomedical Engineering Bibliographer
The University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Library
ECJ 1.300
Austin, Texas 78713
Email: rrosenberg@austin.utexas.edu

EDUCATION

August 2002
The University of Texas
, Austin, TX
Master of Library and Information Science

May 1995
The Pennsylvania State University
, University Park, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

6/2006 - present
Science Instruction Librarian and Biomedical Engineering Bibliographer
The University of Texas, Austin, TX
McKinney Engineering Library

  • Provide reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff and the community in a library facility serving over 7,000 students and 240 faculty members
  • Develop instruction programs appropriate for upper division undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty members, and researchers
  • Responsible for collection development focused on serving the University's interdisciplinary biomedical community
  • Design online research guides for library patrons
  • Creator and editor of the McKinney Engineering Library blog
  • Answer patrons' questions via real time chat and co-browsing software as part Ask A Librarian Virtual Reference Service
  • Work collaboratively to coordinate external communication for the Engineering Library including publications, marketing and exhibit development

University Service:

1/2003 - 5/2006
Assistant Reference Librarian
Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, Malvern, PA

  • Provided instruction and reference services to graduate students, faculty, staff and the community in a library facility serving over 1,400 students and 117 faculty members
  • Taught course-integrated library instruction for graduate-level management, education and engineering classes and coordinated the library instruction program
  • Supervised staff and assume responsibility for the administration of the library in the absence of the Head Librarian
  • Instructed faculty and students in the use of reference sources, Internet searching, the online catalog and various electronic databases including ERIC, ABI/INFORM, Lexis/Nexis, ProQuest Direct, and WorldCat
  • Designed online research guides for library patrons including News and Newspaper Resources, Management Resources, Education Resources, Engineering Resources, Diversity Resources, Multimedia Resources and Interlibrary Loan - ILLiad
  • Performed various collection management duties including material selection, collection evaluation, collection shifting and weeding
  • Conducted library orientation for new faculty members
  • Answered patrons' questions throughout Penn State's 24 campuses via real time chat and co-browsing software as part of a team of librarians for the University Libraries' Virtual Reference Service
  • Responsible for redesigning the Penn State Great Valley Library web site, Penn State Great Valley Faculty Senate web site and the University Libraries' Diversity Committee web site
  • Creator and editor of the Penn State Great Valley Library Newsletter and Library Blog
  • Created the Penn State Great Valley Collection Development Policy

University Service:

  • Penn State Great Valley Faculty Senate, 2003-2006
    • Secretary, 2004-2005
  • Penn State Great Valley Research Committee, 2005-2006
  • Penn State Great Valley Diversity Action Council, 2003-2006
  • Penn State Great Valley Bookstore Advisory Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Penn State Great Valley Curricular Affairs Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • University Libraries Collection Development Steering Committee's Electronic Resources Review Task Force, 2005
  • University Libraries Award Committee, 2005-2006
  • University Libraries Diversity Committee, 2004-2006
    • Webmaster, 2004-2006


Additional Work Experience

PUBLICATIONS

Rosenberg, Robyn. Oxford Dictionary of Physics (book review). Booklist Online, August 5, 2009.

Rosenberg, Robyn. Oxford Dictionary of Zoology (book review). Booklist Online, May 27, 2009.

Hamilton, M. J. & Rosenberg, R. S. (2006), "Getting a Job." In C. Tucker and R. Sinha (Eds.), New Librarian, New Job: Practical Advice for Managing the Transition. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Rosenberg, Robyn. Slings & Arrows, Season 1 (video review). Library Journal, 10/15/2006, Vol. 131 Issue 17, p91.

Rosenberg, Robyn. Tete a Tete a Tete (video review). Library Journal, 9/15/2006, Vol. 131 Issue 15, p95.

Rosenberg, Robyn. Monarch of the Glen (video review). Library Journal, 10/1/2005, Vol. 130 Issue 16, p117.

Rosenberg, Robyn. ABC Africa (video review). Library Journal, 9/15/2005, Vol. 130 Issue 15, p97.

Rosenberg, Robyn. Acquisition in Different and Special Subject Areas (book review). Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, Volume 29, Issue 3, September 2005, Page 339.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & COMMITTEES

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 2008-present

American Library Association (ALA), 2000-present

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), 2002-present

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), 2002-2010

New Members Round Table (NMRT), 2002-2006

Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT), 2002-2004

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program, Annual Training Seminar, Alexandria, VA, March 30-April 2, 2009
  • Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program, Annual Training Seminar, Alexandria, VA, March 18-23, 2007
  • Association of College and Research Libraries' Institute for Information Literacy, 2006 Regional Immersion Program, University of Houston, TX, July 14 - 19, 2006
  • "Dreamweaver: Beyond the Basics" Workshop, PALINET, June 30, 2005
  • The Association of College and Research Libraries Delaware Valley Chapter (ACRL-DVC) Fall Program: "Breaking the Google Addition: The promise and reality of federated searching", Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA, November 19, 2004
  • The Association of College and Research Libraries Delaware Valley Chapter (ACRL-DVC) Fall Program: "10 Trends Rocking the Library World . . . and the Kids are Alright"; Panelist, "Bridge to the Future", American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, October 24, 2003
  • The American Library Association Pre-Midwinter Institute, BRASS Business Librarianship Workshop, "Business Librarianship 101: Core Competencies for Business Librarianship", Philadelphia, PA, January 24, 2003

Conferences attended:

  • American Library Association, Midwinter Meeting, Boston, MA, January 15-18, 2010
  • ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Austin, TX, June 14 - 17, 2009
  • American Library Association, Midwinter Meeting, Denver, CO, January 23-28, 2009
  • American Library Association, Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, January 11-16, 2008
  • Association of College and Research Libraries' 13th National Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 29-April 1, 2007
  • American Library Association, Midwinter Meeting, Seattle, WA, January 19-24, 2007
  • ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future for All, Austin, TX, November 3-8, 2006
  • ACRL/CNI/EDUCAUSE Virtual Conference, Innovate and Motivate: Next Generation Libraries, April 20 - 21, 2006
  • NFAIS Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, February 26-28, 2006
  • American Library Association, Midwinter Meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 20-25, 2006
  • Penn State Web 2005 Conference, University Park, PA, June 13-14, 2005
  • Association of College and Research Libraries' 12th National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 7-10, 2005
  • American Library Association, Midwinter Meeting, Boston, MA, January 14-19, 2005
  • Pennsylvania Library Association, King of Prussia, PA, September 26-29, 2004
  • American Library Association, Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, June 24-30, 2004
  • National Diversity in Libraries Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 4-5, 2004
  • American Library Association, Midwinter Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 9-14, 2004
  • Association of College and Research Libraries' 11th National Conference, Charlotte, NC, April 10-13, 2003
  • American Library Association, Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, January 24-29, 2003

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Recipient, Sister Mary Dennis Lynch Memorial Fund Scholarship, Tri-State College Library Cooperative Continuing Education and Development Council, 2004
  • Recipient, Penn State Great Valley Diversity Action Council Travel Grant, 2004
  • Recipient, Phillip Tocker Endowed Presidential Scholarship, 2001-2002
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society, 1995-present

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Collection Development
  • Web site Usability
  • Faculty/Librarian Collaboration
  • Library as Place
  • Emerging Technologies and Information Literacy
 

last update: 1/2010