Diane S. Robson
University of North Texas
Library - SL - Media Library
(940) 369-8445
Email:

Education

MS, University of North Texas, 2008.
Major: Library and Information Sciences
BFA, University of North Texas, 1992.
Major: BFA Visual Arts

Professional Positions

Professional
Games and Education Librarian, University of North Texas. (September 9, 2018 – Present).
Associate Librarian, University of North Texas. (2013August 31, 2018).
Interim Head Discovery Park Library, University of North Texas. (March 2017May 2018).
Assistant Librarian, University of North Texas. (20082013).

Professional Memberships

Member, American Library Association International Relations Round Table. (December 1, 2019 – Present).

Member, Immersive Learning Research Network. (September 1, 2019 – Present).

Member, North American Simulation and Gaming Association. (August 1, 2019 – Present).

Member, American Library Association Games and Gaming Round Table. (June 2011 – Present).

Member, American Library Association (ALA). (2009 – Present).

Member, Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC). (2004December 31, 2017).

Member, OLAC Moving Image Work Grant Discussion Group. (January 2011October 2013).

Member, American Library Association Video Round Table. (June 2009June 2012).

Development Activities Attended

Conference Attendance,"Annual Conference," American Library Association, New Orleans, LA, United States of America. (June 22, 2018June 27, 2018).

Conference Attendance,"North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium," Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, United States of America. (April 20, 2018April 21, 2018).

Conference Attendance,"Hawaii International Conference on Education," HICE, Honolulu, HI, United States of America. (January 4, 2018January 7, 2018).

Conference Attendance,"Annual Conference," American Library Association, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. (June 22, 2017June 27, 2017).

Conference Attendance,"Education as Experimentation: Possibilities Beyond Outcome-Based Learning," University of North Texas / Onstead Institute, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (June 17, 2017June 18, 2017).

Conference Attendance,"Digital Fabrication Symposium," North Texas Digital Fabrication Workgroup, Denton, TX, United States of America. (April 21, 2017April 21, 2017).

Awards and Honors

STAR Award, University of North Texas Library. (January 2006January 2006).

Teaching

Directed Student Learning

Other,"ELEVAR Intern," Other - Outside UNT. (October 4, 2021December 10, 2021).

Other, Information Science. (September 2019December 2019).

Other, Other - Outside UNT. (June 2019August 2019).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Robson, D. S., Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (2020). Taming the Beast: Game Collection Management in an Academic Library. Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/games-and-gamification-academic-libraries
Dewitt-Miller, E. J., Parks, S. E., Robson, D. S. (2016). Building Game Collections in Academic Libraries: A Case Study at the University of North Texas. Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things. Libraries Unlimited.
Robson, D., Nicholson, S., McPeak, D. (2013). "The State of the Game: ALA Games and Gaming Roundtable" in Games in Libraries: Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct, edited by Breanne Kirsch.. Games in Libraries: Essays on Using Play Connect and Instruct. 248. McFarland & Co, Inc..
Handout
Robson, D. S., Yanowski, K. J., Sassen, C. J. (2018). LCSH for Makerspace Items. Cataloging for Makerspaces. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Digital Library. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1132761/
Journal Article
Robson, D., Sassen, C. J., Rodriguez, A. E. (2020). Advances in Academic Video Game Collections. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 46(6), . https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1707423/
Robson, D. S., Sassen, C. J., Thomale, J. J., Yanowski, K. J. (2019). Enhancing the Discovery of Tabletop Games. Library Resources & Technical Services. 63(3), . Chicago, Illinois: American Library Association. http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/lrts.63n3.199
Robson, D. S., Sassen, C. J., Yanowski, K. J. (2019). Cataloging for Makerspaces. School Library Connection. Cataloging for Makerspaces. (March 2019), . Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited - ABC-CLIO. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1533635/
Robson, D. S., Phillips, J., Guerrero, S. (2018). Don’t just roll the dice: simple solutions for circulating game collections effectively in your library. Library Resources & Technical Services. 80-90.
Robson, D. S., Slobuski, T., Bentley, P. (2017). Arranging the pieces: a survey of library practices related to a tabletop game collection. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/27785/21194
Robson, D. S., Durkee, P. (2012). New Direction for Academic Video Game Collections: Strategies for Acquiring, Supporting, and Managing Online Materials. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 22. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86184/
Magazine/Trade Publication
Robson, D. S., Kincaid, J. (2017). Introducing VR | Field Reports. 1. New York, New York:. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2017/02/academic-libraries/introducing-vr-field-reports/#_
Robson, D. S., Minchin, P. (2013). Game On! International Games Day is gaining popularity worldwide. Professional Development International Supplement. (August), p.32. Chicago, IL: American Libraries Magazine.
Report
Robson, D. S. (2015). Best Practices for Cataloging DVD-Video and Blu-ray Discs Using RDA and MARC21. 253. Online Audiovisual Catalogers Inc. (OLAC). Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC). http://olacinc.org/drupal/capc_files/DVD_RDA_Guide.pdf
Standard
Yanowski, K. J., Robson, D. S., Sassen, C. J. (2018). Genre Terms for Makerspaces. Cataloging for Makerspaces. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Digital Library. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1132759/

Presentations Given

Exhibit

Phillips, J. (Discussant), Robson, D. S. (Discussant), Guerrero, S. (Discussant), ALA Annual Conference, Sharing Session, Games and Gaming Roundtable, Orlando, FL, United States of America. (2016).

Invited Talk

Robson, D. (Presenter), School of Information Sciences / Classroom session, Cataloging for Makerspaces, University of Illinois at Ubana-Champaign, online, United States of America. (20212021).

Online discussion

Robson, D. S. (Discussant), ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Roundtable, Outreach Through Games & Gaming, Association of College and Research Libraries, Online, United States of America. (20182018).

Oral Presentation

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Parks, S. (Author & Presenter), Core Forum 2022, What's next for the library? Gaming, VR, and esports, American Library Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America. (20222022).

Robson, D. S. (Author), Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference, Yuck! The Care and Cleaning of a Game Collection, Cross Timbers Library Collaborative, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (20222022).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Depineda, C. (Author & Presenter), Annual Conference, Saving Zelda: Video Game Archival Information, Texas Library Association, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America. (20222022).

Robson, D. (Author & Presenter), Heath, S. (Author & Presenter), Gaming is Everywhere, Building Educational and Social Communities in Academic Libraries with Game Collections, The River Speaks / Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, United States of America. (20212021).

Robson, D. (Author & Presenter), Annual Conference, Escape the Ordinary: Using Escape Rooms to Encourage Engagement (CANCELLED), Texas Library Association, Houston, TX, United States of America. (20202020).

Robson, D. (Author & Presenter), Kincaid, J. (Author & Presenter), Annual Conference, Academic Game Collections and Engaged Learning (CANCELLED), Texas Library Association, Houston, TX, United States of America. (20202020).

Robson, D. (Author & Presenter), Plevak, L. (Author & Presenter), Tosca O., G. (Author & Presenter), Annual Conference, Escape Room Challenge: Changing the Game on Teaching the ACRL Framework (POSTPONED), Texas Library Association, Houston, TX, United States of America. (20202020).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Author & Presenter), Brannon, S. D. (Author), Annual Conference, 2018 Games in Libraries, American Library Association / Games and Gaming Round Table, Washington, DC, United States of America. (20192019).

Robson, D. S. (Author), Brannon, S. D. (Author & Presenter), Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Author), Games in Libraries Conference, Gaming Collection Census - A current picture of Gaming in Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire McIntyre Library, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States of America. (20192019).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), District 7 Meeting, Two Can Play That Game: Introducing Games into Your Library, Texas Library Association, Lewisville Public Library, United States of America. (20182018).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Yanowski, K. J. (Author & Presenter), Sassen, C. J. (Author & Presenter), Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Cataloging for Makerspaces, Texas Library Association, Dallas, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Day of Digital Humanities, Not Just a Game: Virtual and Augmented Reality (Lightning talk), University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (20182018).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Yanowski, K. J. (Author & Presenter), Sassen, C. J. (Author & Presenter), American Library Association Annual Conference, Enhancing Discovery of Unique Collections: Get Ahead of the Game, American Library Association, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. (2017).

Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Author & Presenter), Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Kincaid, J. (Author & Presenter), Library Instruction Round Table Summit 2016, Escape to the Library: Building a Library Learning Escape Room for Incoming Students, Texas Library Association, Irving, TX, United States of America. (2016).

Phillips, J. (Presenter), Robson, D. S. (Presenter), Guerrero, S. (Presenter), ALA Annual Conference, Don't Just Roll the Dice: Simple Solutions for Circulating Game Collections Effectively, Orlando, FL, United States of America. (2016).

Robson, D. S. (Presenter), ALCTS Webinar, Video Game Collections in an Academic Library, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, United States of America. (20152015).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), American Library Association Annual Conference 2015, Challenges in Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries : Video Game Collections in an Academic Library, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), San Francisco, United States of America. (20152015).

Robson, D. (Author & Presenter), Bethany, R. (Author & Presenter), American Library Association Midwinter Conference 2012, National Gaming Day: Planning a Successful Gaming Event, Games and Gaming Round Table, Dallas, Texas, United States of America. (20122012).

Panel Presentation

Robson, D. (Panelist), Magar, J. (Panelist), Newport, J. (Moderator), Games and Gaming Round Table Professional Development Webinar, Games, Academia, and Libraries, American Library Association, Online, United States of America. (20212021).

Robson, D. S. (Panelist), Watters, P. (Coordinator/Organizer), Gerber, G. (Panelist), Eisele, C. (Panelist), Menke, L. (Panelist), Hoashi, Y. (Panelist), Annual Conference, Games 101--What are the different games, and how can I use them most effectively?, American Library Association, New Orleans, LA, United States of America. (20182018).

Guerrero, S. (Author & Presenter), Phillips, J. (Author & Presenter), Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), ALA Annual 2016, Don't Just Roll The Dice: Simple Solutions for Circulating Game Collections Effectively, ALCTS, Orlando, United States of America. (2016).

Finlay, T. (Author & Presenter), Stone, E. (Author & Presenter), Hunter, J. (Author & Presenter), Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Texas Library Association Annual Conference 2016, So you have a 3D printer, now what?, Programming for Adults Round Table, Houston, TX, United States of America. (20162016).

Poster

Robson, D. (Author & Presenter), Sassen, C. (Author & Presenter), Yanowski, K. (Author & Presenter), Cross Timbers Library Collaborative 2021 Conference, Cataloging for Makerspaces, Cross Timbers Library Collaborative, Online, United States of America. (2021).

Robson, D. (Author & Presenter), Sassen, C. (Author & Presenter), Yanowski, K. (Author & Presenter), OLAC 2020 Virtual Conference, Step Up Your Game with Genre Terms for Tabletop Games​, OLAC, Online, United States of America. (2020).

Robson, D. S. (Author), Sassen, C. J. (Author & Presenter), Yanowski, K. J. (Author), Mountain Plains Library Association/New Mexico Library Association Joint Conference 2019, Cataloging for Makerspaces, Mountain Plains Library Association/New Mexico Library Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America. (2019).

Robson, D. (Author & Presenter), Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Author & Presenter), Brannon, S. D. (Author), Annual Conference, Game Collections in Libraries: More than just Monopoly, American Library Association, Washington, DC, United States of America. (20192019).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Author & Presenter), Annual Conference, Breakout of the Ordinary: Escape Rooms for Library Instruction, American Library Association, New Orleans, LA, United States of America. (20182018).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Author & Presenter), Hawaii International Conference on Education, Breakout of the Ordinary: Building Educational Escape Rooms for Incoming Students, Honolulu, HI, United States of America. (20182018).

Robson, D. S. (Author), Yanowski, K. J. (Author), Sassen, C. J. (Author & Presenter), Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference, Enhancing the Discovery of Unique Collections, Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (2017).

Sassen, C. J. (Author & Presenter), Yanowski, K. J. (Author), Robson, D. S. (Author), Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Enhancing the Discovery of Unique Collections, Texas Library Association, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. (2017).

Robson, D. (Presenter), American Library Association Annual Conference, Video Game Collection Development, Games and Gaming Round Table, San Francisco, CA, United States of America. (20152015).

Robson, D. (Author & Presenter), Texas STEM Librarians' Preconference, Supporting Game Based Learning / Texas STEM Librarians' Conference 2012, Texas STEM Conference, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (20122012).

Robson, D. (Author & Presenter), American Library Association Annual Conference, Game On! : the creation of a gaming collection, American Library Association, New Orleans, LA, United States of America. (20102010).

Roundtable Discussion

Robson, D. S. (Author), Slobuski, T. (Author & Presenter), Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Using Games and Gaming to Build Educational and Social Communities in Academic Libraries, Portland, OR, United States of America. (20152015).

Roundtable discussion

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Brannon, S. D. (Author & Presenter), Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Author), Annual Conference, It's Your Turn -- Game Collections in Libraries, Texas Library Association, Austin, Texas, United States of America. (20192019).

Sharing Session

Sassen, C. J. (Author & Presenter), Robson, D. S. (Author), Yanowski, K. J. (Author), American Library Association Annual Conference, Genre Terms for Makerspace Materials, ALA Games and Gaming Round Table, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. (2018).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Author & Presenter), American Library Association Annual Conference 2017, Library Literacy Escape Rooms (Sharing Session), Games and Gaming Round Table, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (20172017).

Yanowski, K. J. (Author & Presenter), Sassen, C. J. (Author & Presenter), Robson, D. S. (Author), American Library Association Annual Conference, Enhancing Discovery of Unique Collections: Get Ahead of the Game, ALA Games and Gaming Round Table, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. (2017).

Yanowski, K. J. (Author & Presenter), Sassen, C. J. (Author), Robson, D. S. (Author), American Library Association Annual Conference, Developing Genre Headings for Tabletop Games, ALA Gaming Round Table, Orlando, Florida, United States of America. (2016).

Webinar

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Yanowski, K. J. (Author & Presenter), Sassen, C. J. (Author & Presenter), ALCTS Webinars, Just catalog it! Providing Access to Three-dimensional Materials, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, Online, United States of America. (2017).

Workshop

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Author & Presenter), Hawaii International Conference on Education, Breakout of the Ordinary: A Case Study and Design Workshop for Building an Educational, Immersive Learning Experience (Workshop), Honolulu, HI, United States of America. (20182018).

Robson, D. S. (Author & Presenter), Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Author & Presenter), Mayer, B. (Author & Presenter), Dennis, D. (Author & Presenter), Toates, L. (Presenter), American Library Association Annual Conference 2017, Escape to the Library (Workshop), Games and Gaming Round Table, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (20172017).

Media Contributions

Internet
"Libraries Unlocking Creativity," American Library Association's I Love Libraries. (June 1, 2017).
"Students plan, play created tabletop games," Medium. (May 31, 2016).
"Gaming goes global: library around the world celebrate International Games Day," American Library Association's I Love Libraries. (November 20, 2015).
"Rolling the Dice in an Academic Library," American Libraries Magazine. (December 1, 2014).
"13-year-old Girl Wins Minecraft Hunger Games Tournament on International Games Day," School Library Journal. (November 18, 2014).
Magazine
"Wide World of E-Sports," American Libraries Magazine. (May 1, 2018).
"UNT Hops on Esports Bandwagon," Dallas Observer. (August 2017).
Newspaper
"Makers make it happen," Denton Record Chronicle. (October 15, 2015).
"In sync for International Games Day," NT Daily. (November 17, 2014).
"Videogamers unite for monthly gaming event," North Texas Daily. (October 1, 2012).
Other
"Virtual Reality in Libraries," UNT Masters Student. (December 2, 2019).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Robson, D. S. (Principal), Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Co-Principal), "A Census of Game Collection in Libraries," Sponsored by Dean's Innovation Grant, University of North Texas, $3700 Funded. (June 1, 2018August 31, 2019).
Dewitt-Miller, E. J. (Principal), Robson, D. S. (Supporting), Kincaid, J. (Supporting), "Escape the Library: Building a Better Library Literacy Escape Room," Sponsored by Dean's Innovation Grant, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (June 2017August 31, 2018).
Robson, D. S. (Supporting), "North Texas Digital Fabrication Group Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by UNT Mentoring Grant, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (September 2015August 2017).
Phillips, J. (Principal), Robson, D. S. (Co-Principal), S. G. (Supporting), "Table Top Game Processing and Preservation Research Case Study," Sponsored by UNT Libraries, University of North Texas, $1250 Funded. (June 2015June 2016).
Robson, D. (Co-Principal), Kim, S. (Co-Principal), "UNT Libraries Board Game Workshop," Sponsored by Texas State Library and Archives Commission, State, $4663 Funded. (September 2014August 2015).
Grant - Service
Monahan, J., Newsom, M. (Co-Principal), Robson, D. (Supporting), Sittel, R. (Supporting), "UNT Libraries Juvenile Collection Breakout," Sponsored by Dean's Innovation Grant / UNT Libraries, University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (September 1, 2020August 31, 2021).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Senior Lecturer, Game Design (English Department). (July 2022 – Present).

Committee Member, LibWizard Subcommittee. (September 1, 2021 – Present).

Member, LibApps Admin Committee. (September 1, 2020 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, UNT D20. (September 2015 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, UNT Game Developers. (September 2014 – Present).

Committee Member, Library Cataloging Work Group. (September 2002 – Present).

Member, Library Wide Personnel Affairs Committee (LWPAC). (May 2022May 2023).

Committee Member, Head, Media Library Search Committee. (September 2022December 2022).

Committee Member, Head, Frisco Landing Library. (August 2022December 2022).

Committee Member, Engineering Librarian Search. (January 2022December 2022).

Committee Chair, Media Library Services Associate. (20222022).

Committee Member, Special Libraries Division Personnel Affairs Committee (PAC). (September 1, 2020May 31, 2022).

Member, Faculty Salary Study Committee. (February 2020May 2022).

Committee Chair, Library Wide Personnel Affairs Committee (LWPAC). (May 1, 2022May 1, 2022).

Committee Chair, Media Library Services Associate. (20212021).

Faculty Advisor, eSports Association of UNT. (September 2015May 2019).

Committee Chair, Search Committee, Media Arts and Digitization Librarian. (April 2019April 2019).

Committee Chair, Special Libraries Division Personnel Affairs Committee (PAC). (June 2015June 1, 2017).

Committee Chair, Library Wide Personnel Affairs Committee (LWPAC). (June 1, 2016May 31, 2017).

Committee Member, Library Assessment Workgroup. (June 2012August 2016).

Committee Member, Library Wide Personnel Affairs Committee. (June 1, 2015May 31, 2016).

Committee Member, Head, Media Library Search Committee. (20152015).

Committee Member, Media Library Outreach and Programming Coordinator Search Committee. (20152015).

Committee Member, UNT Student Code of Conduct Committee. (September 1, 2009September 1, 2015).

Other, Cataloging Workgroup. (20122014).

Committee Member, Collection Development Liaison Librarian Search Committee. (20132013).

Committee Member, UNT Campus Clubs Committee. (April 2010April 2013).

Committee Member, Library Career Development Committee. (November 2011May 2012).

Committee Member, Library ILS Workgroup. (September 2006September 2010).

Committee Member, UNT Student Development Awards. (March 2010May 2010).

Professional Service

Committee Member, ALA Games and Gaming Round Table Game On! Grant Committee, Chicago, IL. (July 2022 – Present).

Committee Member, ALA Games and Gaming Round Table Lists & Awards Committee, Chicago, IL. (July 2022 – Present).

Committee Member, ALA Games and Gaming Round Table Strategic Planning Committee, Chicago, IL. (July 2022 – Present).

Committee Member, ALA Games and Gaming Round Table / Grant Committee, Chicago, Illinois. (March 10, 2022June 2022).

Committee Member, International Relations Round Table International Poster Session, Chicago, IL. (July 1, 2020June 2022).

Committee Member, American Library Association Games and Gaming Round Table ALA Play Committee. (July 2015July 2020).

Board of Directors, American Library Association Games and Gaming Round Table. (July 31, 2016July 5, 2020).

Other, American Library Associations Games in Libraries Blog. (January 1, 2017July 1, 2020).

Chairperson, ALA Games and Gaming Round Table / International Games Day Committee. (January 2012December 31, 2019).

Other, Trinity University. (August 2017August 2017).

Other, American Library Association's International Games Day Blog. (January 2012January 2017).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, American Library Association Games and Gaming Round Table. (July 1, 2015June 30, 2016).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, American Library Association Games and Gaming Round Table. (July 2013June 2015).

Chairperson, Online Audiovisual Catalogers CAPC DVD Taskforce. (January 2011October 2013).

Officer, Vice President, American Library Association Games and Gaming Round Table. (July 2012June 2013).

Other, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (July 2012July 2012).

Other, American Library Association Games and Gaming Interest Group. (July 2011June 2012).

Public Service

Committee Member, North Texas Digital Fabrication Workgroup, Denton, TX. (June 2017 – Present).

Board Member, Denton Mini Maker Faire. (October 2014December 2019).

Board Member, North Texas Digital Fabrication Workgroup. (April 2015May 2017).

Member, GeeKon. (September 2014June 2015).

Consulting

Academic, University of Tennessee Library, Tennessee, United States of America. (February 18, 2022February 18, 2022).

Academic, Austin Community College, Austin, TX. (September 2015September 2015).

Academic, Western Colorado State University, Gunnison, CO. (March 2014March 2014).