Collins Memorial Library

Staff Profile: Hilary Robbeloth

Hilary RobbelothAs Metadata and Collection Services Librarian at the University of Puget Sound Hilary leads the effort to provide metadata with a user-centered focus for all library collections.

Prior to coming to the Collins Library, Hilary was the metadata librarian at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida; a senior reference assistant at the University of Washington Tacoma; and worked with the Japanese art and culture books at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.  Before entering the library profession, she was head curator at the Appaloosa Museum in Moscow, Idaho.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology & International Studies, University of Idaho
  • MLIS, Library & Information Science, University of Washington

Professional Interests

  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Libraries
  • Scholarly Communication

Publications & Presentations

  • Wadland, Justin; Robbeloth, Hilary; and Lane, Alison. (2013) From Can of Worms to Online Collection: Digitizing the Oral Histories of the Tacoma Community History Project. Presentation at the Northwest Online Conference at Oregon State University.
  • Robbeloth, Hilary; Pan, Jie; Ramirez, D. Michael; Powell, Joshua; Rutledge, Bruce. (2010). Seattle Cultures and Global Human Resources. Presentation at the Seattle is Global Conference at the Seattle University.
  • Robbeloth, H., Roberts, J., & Drost, C. (2014). The Native Peoples of Northern Great Plains Online Digital Images Database. College & Research Libraries News, 75(3).

  • Robbeloth, H., & Medeiros, N. (2014). Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata. Library Resources & Technical Services, 58(1).