Regina Lee Roberts (she, her, hers) is a collection development librarian. Regina's work centers on on facilitating the research process by connecting academic researchers to library and research collections and data. Regina assists Stanford University students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars in the navigation and organization of information resources and teaches library research workshops with the goal of enabling researchers to dig deeper into the invaluable collections held by Stanford University Libraries.
Collection development responsibilities include the following subject areas:
Anthropology & Archaeology, Communication & Journalism, Feminist Studies, Lusophone (Portuguese speaking) Africa.
Within these subject areas, Regina serves as the primary liaison between the library and the aforementioned academic departments, programs, faculty. Regina provides in-person and online consultations as well as library tours and workshops. Regina designs learner-centered workshops infused with course specific content and invites Stanford faculty and teaching assistants to contact her to schedule a session.
Regina is interested in archiving social science data for long term preservation and re-use and is the library liaison to the Stanford Big Local News Project.
Regina is providing Interim coverage with James R. Jacobs for State, Local and International Government Documents Librarian. [July 2022- until position is filled.] and interim coverage of the Sociology Librarian role and qualitative data resources [as of July 2022- until positition is filled.]
Current Role at Stanford
Head of the Social Sciences Resource Group & Librarian for Anthropology, Communication & Journalism, Feminist Studies, & Lusophone Africa.
Head of Social Sciences Resource group, Stanford University Libraries (2021 - Present)
Honors & Awards
MLIS, Beta Phi Mu Honors, Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and American Library Association (ALA) (2006)
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Sustainability Advisory Board Member, Open Context (2018 - Present)
MA, Stanford University, African Studies (2009)
MLIS, San José State University, Library & Information Science (2006)
BA, Smith College, Government & Luso-Brazilian Studies (1989)
- Getting Meta with Marlon: Integrating Mobile Technology into Information Literacy Instruction Mobile technology and academic libraries: innovative services for research and learning. edited by Canuel, R., Chad, C. Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. 2017
No Data, No Computation, No Replication or Re-use: the Utility of Data Management and Preservation Practices for Computational Journalism.
The Computation + Journalism Symposium..
This paper tackles questions of data management, preservation and archiving that are critical to the long view of data access, use and re-use. This paper highlights important considerations for researchers and journalists within the context of ever changing methodologies for analyzing data for investigative reporting and computational journalism affecting public policy. As institutional repositories become more common and better established, there are more opportunities for corresponding data preservation and archiving of data in order to establish verifiable avenues for accountability and versioning in reporting. As computational journalism evolves, the care and access to data also needs to evolve. Libraries and librarians at research institutions are perfectly positioned to support access, preservation and management of data and some of the collateral information around analyzing data, such as models and algorithms. Included are examples of complex issues regarding data access, licensing and data archiving solutions with some recommendations for best practices. Paper accepted to the Computational Journalism Conference 2015, C+J Symposium. Paper presented on October 3, 2015, Columbia University, Brown Media Institute, 2015 C+J Symposium.
Collaborative Co-Design for Library Workshops
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
2013; 33 (1): 46-56
View details for DOI 10.1080/01639269.2013.755875
The evolving landscape of the learning commons
2007; 56 (9): 803-810
View details for DOI 10.1108/00242530710831257
- Podcasting for Information Literacy. https://archive.ifla.org/IV/ifla73/papers/133-LeeRoberts-en.pdf WORLD LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CONGRESS: 73RD IFLA GENERAL CONFERENCE AND COUNCIL "Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships" 19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa 2007: 21