Blake Robinson

Professional History

Business Librarian (Assistant Professor), Rollins College (Winter Park), 10/2019-present

  • Provide on-ground and virtual research assistance to students and faculty in Business, Social Entrepreneurship, Economics, Health Professions, and the Crummer School of Business
  • Participate in collection development for assigned areas
  • Provide research support by appointment for students and faculty in assigned departments and for assigned students in the Honors program
  • Provide information literacy instruction for assigned areas, including library orientation and subject-specific instruction
  • Develop innovative ways to enhance the information literacy of students
  • Develop relationships with faculty members in assigned areas
  • Assume liaison role for undergraduate and graduate programs in business
  • Cultivate in-depth knowledge of academic and commercial business databases
  • Conduct research and scholarship in academic librarianship and other disciplines.
  • Serve on college and organizational committees

Florida Collection and Outreach Librarian, State Library of Florida (Tallahassee), 5/2014-9/2019

  • Developed, promoted, and conducted online and face-to-face instruction for students, state employees, librarians, and the public
  • Collaborated with state employees and library colleagues to develop and implement information literacy services
  • Demonstrated leadership skills on large projects for State Library
  • Provided business reference in entrepreneurship, state/federal data, and other areas
  • Assisted users with library catalog, databases, and Internet research
  • Managed collection development for Florida Special Collection
  •  Managed State Library Twitter account
  • Served on statewide committees for Florida Library Association and Sunshine State Digital Network

Graduate Research Assistant, Florida State University School of Information (Tallahassee), 1/2014-5/2014

  • Conducted literature reviews for professor on social media and elections research project
  • Used Zotero to organize citations and data based on reviews

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Florida State University School of Information (Tallahassee), 8/2013-12/2013

  • Served as teaching assistant for social media management course
  • Used Canvas to grade blog posts, Facebook posts, and other social media from students

Graduate Research Assistant, Florida State University School of Information (Tallahassee), 8/2013-12/2013

  • Extensively revised collection development policy for Goldstein Library
  • Assisted patrons in person, by phone, and Ask a Librarian

Graduate Research Assistant, Florida State University Libraries (Tallahassee), 8/2012-8/2013

  • Served as graduate assistant for graduate student/faculty-focused public services
  • Taught classes on Zotero, upper-division history, and lower-division library orientation
  • Developed LibGuides for diversity and inclusion, social media research, and other topics
  • Collaborated with government documents librarian on ASERL Centers for Excellence LibGuide
  • Collaborated with humanities librarian to evaluate foreign-language dissertations for acquisition
  • Recommended titles for purchase in Middle Eastern Studies and other area studies subjects

Adjunct Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries (Clermont), 4/2012-8/2012

  • Provided reference service in English and Spanish
  • Received and processed interlibrary loan requests from UCF John C. Hitt Library
  • Assisted UCF students, state college students, and public library patrons with information needs at joint-use campus library

Part-Time Interlibrary Loan Assistant, University of Central Florida Libraries (Orlando), 4/2012-8/2012

  • Used ILLiad to process UCF library patron borrowing and document delivery requests
  • Used RAPID and other software to process lending requests
  • Scanned book chapters for patron requests

Media Desk Supervisor, University of Central Florida Libraries (Orlando), 5/2010-4/2012

  • Used ALEPH to circulate music, movies, technology, and course reserves
  • Supervised student assistants while working late nights and weekends
  • Assisted patrons with computers, microfilm readers, and other library technology
  • Created LibGuide about circulation policies and procedures for iPads, digital cameras, and other technology
  • Assisted patrons with reference questions after librarians had gone home

Part-Time Circulation Desk Supervisor, University of Central Florida Libraries (Orlando), 11/09-5/2010

  • Used ALEPH to circulate books, course reserves, and other library materials
  • Supervised student assistants to ensure quality of service
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