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Robin D. Lang

Instructional Services Librarian
Point Loma Nazarene University

My vision for ACL is to see the association diversify. One of my research interests is diversity with higher education, generally, and within the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), specifically. The country’s demographics are changing, and higher education is in the midst of great change, as well. Christian higher education must respond adeptly to these changes in order to remain viable, which includes ACL with its emphasis on academic libraries. I have been a member of ACL since the mid-2000s and have watched the organization grow and change over the last decade, but believe it could do better in the area of diversity. I am interested in helping increase the diversity of ACL membership. As a Director-at-large, I would support measures that increase programming and networking opportunities that may be of interest to a more diverse population of academic librarians. Specifically, I would advocate for conference programming around issues of diversity and would seek out input from current members of the association to solicit feedback on how this initiative might be addressed and achieved. I would be a valuable board member capable of helping usher ACL into the next decade because of my research interests and because of my history and experience within ACL.

Education:

  • Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, 2010
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, San Diego State University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2005

Professional Positions:

  • Instructional Services Librarian, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Point Loma Nazarene University, CA, 2016Present
  • Adjunct Librarian, Cuyamaca College, CA, 2016
  • Adjunct Professor of Library and Information Science, Santa Barbara City College, CA, 20152016
  • Library Media Technician, Coronado High School, CA, 20142016
  • Outreach and Public Services Librarian, Westmont College, CA, 20112014
  • Library Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator, Westmont College, CA, 20112011
  • Library Circulation and Reserve Desk Supervisor, Point Loma Nazarene University, CA, 20072011

State, regional, and national professional organizations activities:

  • Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) Member, 2008Present 
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Member, 2008Present 
  • American Library Association (ALA) Member, 2008Present 
  • California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL), Member, 2014Present 
  • One Book One San Diego Steering Committee, Member-at-large, 2018Present 
  • Sharp Mary Birch Patient and Family Advisory Council, Member-at-large, 2020Present 
  • Southern California Instruction Librarians Works Conference, Instruction Presentations, 2021, 2022 
  • Peer reviewer of the textbook "Information Literacy in the Digital Age" for the publisher Zovio, 2020 
  • California Conference on Library Instruction, Instruction Presentation, 2019 
  • WSCUC Academic Resources Conference, Assessment Presentation, 2019 
  • One Book One Santa Barbara Steering Committee: Member-at-large, 20112014

ACL Activities

  • Convener for the Information Literacy Interest Group, 2018Present 
  • Instruction and Management Conference Presentations, 2020, 2013, 2010, 2009 
  • Represented the Christian Periodical Index at the American Theological Library Association Conference, 2016 
  • Conference Presentation Coordinator, 20122015 
  • Indexer for the Christian Periodical Index, 20092014, 2017