Staff Profile: Hilary Robbeloth

Hilary RobbelothAs Systems and Discovery Librarian at the University of Puget Sound, Hilary provides leadership to support digital and technology services to enable research, teaching, and learning programs in the library.  Hilary is chair of the Digital Projects Team and chair of the Shared Integrated Library System Team.

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; worked with the Japanese art and culture books at the Seattle Asian Art Museum; and worked with educational and historic materials at the Appaloosa Museum in Moscow, Idaho.

 Education

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

 Professional Interests

  • Resource Discovery
  • Access and Usability
  • Metadata and Resource Description
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Libraries
  • Metaliteracy

 Professional Activities

Orbis Cascade Alliance: Discovery & User Experience Team member, User Testing Toolkit Project Group member; Systems Team, institutional representative; Shared Content and Technical Services Norm Rules Standing Group 2015-2018 and Ebooks Working Group 2015-2017.

 Presentations & Publications

Robbeloth, H., Eng, A., and Remy, C. (2019, March). Reflections on representation: what's wrong with saying "I treat everyone the same"? Presentation at the Electronic Resources and Library conference, Austin, TX.

Internet Reviews: Oregon Multicultural Archives. College & Research Libraries News. 79(8), 461.

Kubly, H., Robbeloth, H., Thornhill, K. et. al., User Testing Toolkit Project Group. (2018). User Testing Toolkit. Orbis Cascade Alliance Documentation. https://orbiscascade.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DUX/pages/437583875/User+Testing+Toolkit

Robbeloth, H., & Eng, A. (2018, March). Diversity: more than a policy. Presentation at the Electronic Resources and Library conference, Austin, TX.

Robbeloth, H., & Kubly, H. (2018, March). Building a User Testing Toolkit at Your Consortium or Institution. Presentation at the Online Northwest conference, Portland, OR.

Kubly, H., Robbeloth, H., & Watts, K. (2018, May). Building a User Testing Toolkit at Your Consortium or Institution. Presentation at the annual meeting for the Ex Libris Users of North America, Spokane, WA.

Robbeloth, H., Ragucci, M., & DeShazo, K. (2017) Evidence-based acquisition: a real life account of managing the program within the Orbis Cascade Alliance, The Serials Librarian, 73:3-4, 240-247, DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2017.1388331

Robbeloth, H., & Ragucci, M. (2017, March) Evidence-based acquisition: a real life account of managing the program within the Orbis Cascade Alliance, Presentation at the Electronic Resources and Library conference, Austin, TX.

Internet Reviews: Indian Law Resource Center. College & Research Libraries News, 78(9), 522. doi:https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.78.9.522

Henningsen, K. & Robbeloth, H. (2015, October). “Ways and Means toward a Digital Projects Committee.” Presentation at the Digital Library Federation Forum, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Review of the book Sustainability of Scholarly Information by G.G. Chowdhury. Collection Management. 2015

Review of the book Making the Move to RDA: a Self-Study Primer for Catalogers by Chamya Pompey Kincy. Library Resources & Technical Services. 2014

Review of the Native Peoples of Northern Great Plains Online Digital Images Database. College & Research Libraries News 2014

Review of the book Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata by Philip Hider. Library Resources & Technical Services 2014

Wadland, J. & Robbeloth, H. (2013, February). “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, H., Eng, A., & Weiss, S. (2013). Disconnect Between Literature and Libraries:  The Availability of Mentoring Programs for Academic Librarians. Article in Endnotes: The journal of the New Members Round Table.

Review of the book Iroquois Art, Power, and History by Neal B. Keating. ARLIS Reviews. 2012

Robbeloth, H. (2010). “Seattle Cultures and Global Human Resources.” Presentation at the Seattle is Global Conference at the Seattle University.