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Background

I joined City University London in 2004. I am currently Head of Library & Information Science, and I am well known for establishing and directing our innovative Library School, #citylis.

I am also an Honorary Lecturer and PhD supervisor in the Department of Information Studies at University College London.

My earlier career includes positions as: lecturer at Thames Valley University (now University of West London), project manager for the Information Program at the Open Society Institute in Budapest, information services manager at the British Postgraduate Medical Federation, senior programmer at UCL medical school computer unit, assistant in the UCL toxicology laboratory, and abstractor/indexer for Derwent Publications.

Qualifications

PhD Information Science, University College London
MSc Information Science, City University London
BSc Pharmacology, King's College London

Administrative Roles at City

I am currently a member of the University Library Committee.

At School level (SMCSE), from 2012 -2016 I undertook the role of Director of Postgraduate Programmes in Computer Science. I served on the Board of Studies (BoS), Programme Amendment and Review Committee (PARC), and the Postgraduate Committee.

From 2012-2014, I undertook the role of Assistant Dean (International), having the strategic responsibility for International Recruitment within the School of Informatics. During this time, I served on the University level Internationalisation Committee.




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Publications

Books (4)

  1. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2012). Introduction to Information Science. London: Facet Publishing.
  2. Robinson, L. (2011). Introduction to information science and technology. Davis, C.H. and Shaw, D. (Eds.), Medford NJ: Information Today. ISBN 978-1-57387-423-6.
  3. Robinson, L. (2010). Understanding Healthcare Information. Facet Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85604-662-6.
  4. Robinson, L. (1995). Installing a local area network.

Chapters (10)

  1. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2016). Library and information science. In Jensen, K.B. and Craig, R.T. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy Wiley.
  2. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2016). Information's magic numbers: the numerology of information science. In Sugimoto, C. (Ed.), Theories of Information and Scholarly Communication (pp. 180–196). Berlin: de Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-029803-1.
  3. Bawden, D. and robinson, L. (2016). Into the infosphere: theory, literacy, and education for new forms of document. In Ivanović, M. and Tanacković, S. (Eds.), Ogledi o informacijskim znanostima: Zbornik radova u Čast Tatjane Aparac-Jelušić [Views on Information Science: Proceedings in honour of Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić] (pp. 177–186). Osijek and Zadae: Universities of Osijek and Zadar.
  4. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2016). Super-science, fundamental dimension, way of being: Library and information science in an age of messages. Information Cultures in the Digital Age: A Festschrift in Honor of Rafael Capurro (pp. 31–43). ISBN 978-3-658-14681-8.
  5. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2016). Library and information science. In Jensen, K.B. and Pooley, J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy Wiley.
  6. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2013). Mind the gap: transitions between concepts of information in varied domains. In Ibekwe-SanJuan, F. and Dousa, T.M. (Eds.), Theories of Information, Communication and Knowledge (pp. 121–141). Springer. ISBN 978-94-007-6972-4.
  7. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2011). Digital literacy and the dark side of information: enlightening the paradox. In Stergioulas, L.H. and Drenoyianni, H. (Eds.), Pursuing Digital Literacy in Compulsory Education (pp. 47–58). ISBN 978-1-4331-0619-4.
  8. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2011). Individual Differences in Information-Related Behaviour: What Do We Know About Information Styles? In Spink, A. and Heinstrom, J. (Eds.), (pp. 127–158). EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD.
  9. Robinson, L., Bawden, D., Anderson, T., Bates, B., Rutkauskiene, U. and Vilar, P. (2007). Curriculum 2.0? Changes in information education for a Web 2.0 world. In Seljan, S. and Stancic, H. (Eds.), InFuture2007: Digital Information and Heritage (pp. 27–40). ISBN 978-953-175-305-0.
  10. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2001). Information Sources. In Robson, A., Bawden, D. and Judd, A. (Eds.), Pharmaceutical and Medicines Information Management, Principles and Practice Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-443-06401-2.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (28)

  1. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2016). "A different kind of knowing": speculations on understanding in light of the Philosophy of Information. Conceptions of Library and Information Science - CoLIS9 27-29 June, Uppsala.
  2. Vilar, P., Šauperl, A., Rajh, Z.S., Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2016). Information competencies of historians as archive users: A Slovenia/UK comparison. .
  3. Robinson, L., Priego, E. and Bawden, D. (2015). Library and Information Science and Digital Humanities: Two Disciplines, Joint Future? .
  4. Robinson, L. (2011). Understanding healthcare information. Umbrella 2011 12-13 July, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.
  5. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2011). Brian Vickery and the foundations of information science. at ISKO UK 2011, Facets of Knowledge Organisation: a tribute to Professor Brian Vickery 4-5 July, University College London.
  6. Robinson, L. (2010). Understanding the healthcare information domain. Health Libraries Group Conference 19-20 July, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
  7. Robinson, L. and Bunyan, S. (2010). Meeting the user needs of a clinical research team: personalizing Endnote. Health Libraries Group Conference 19-20 July, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
  8. Robinson, L. and Karamuftouglu, M. (2010). Information Science: is it for real? The Seventh International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS 7) 21-24 June, University College London.
  9. Robinson, L. and Karamuftuoglu, M. (2010). The nature of information science: Changing models. .
  10. Robinson, L. (2009). Effective Communication: Getting your message across. Web 2.0: What it can do for you. CILIP, Libraries for Nursing Group, 27 November, Royal College of Nursing, London.
  11. Robinson, L. (2009). Influences. Digitally native or digitally naïve? Library and information services for the next generation. CILIP, East of England Information Services Group 6 May, Cambridge.
  12. Bawden, D., Robinson, L. and Calvert, A. (2008). Value and impact: new trends in evaluating library and information services. 3rd joint conference of Slovene Special and Academic Libraries October, Ljubljana.
  13. Robinson, L. (2008). Web 2.0: Developing and Promoting Services. Workshop presented at CILIP, International Library Information Group 16 May, London.
  14. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2006). Measuring the impact of healthcare information services. Evaluation of library and information services. Does it lead to innovation and effectiveness? 16-17 November, Vilnius University, Faculty of Communication, Institute of Library and Information Science, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  15. Robinson, L. (2002). A Framework for Information in a Digital World. Libraries in the age of information technology 31 Aug 2002 – 1 Sep 2002, Albanian National Library, Tirana, Albania.
  16. Robinson, L. (2002). Open Society Institute Training Center Network for LIS professional Development. 2nd Information Program (formerly Network Library Program) Training Center Initiative Meeting 13-14 June, National Széchényi Library, Budapest, Hungary.
  17. Robinson, L., Bawden, D. and Vilar, P. (2002). Literacies for the digital library; an international comparison. Libraries in the Digital Age 24 May, Dubrovnik.
  18. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2001). Training for information literacy: diverse approaches. Online Information 2001 4-6 December, Olympia Grand Hall, London, UK.
  19. Robinson, L. (2001). Searching for Medical Information on the Internet. Yamanouchi Europe Medical Information and Communication Annual Meeting 30 November, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  20. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2001). Multicultural Library Science Education: towards distance learning. First Annual Joint UK and USA Conference Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) 6 June, Kensington Town Hall, London, UK.
  21. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2001). Information and knowledge for open societies; seven principles for libraries and librarians. Knowledge, Information and Democracy in the Open Society: the Role of the Library and Information Sector Vilnius University, Lithuania.
  22. Robinson, L. (2000). A Distance Learning Initiative for Professional Development. 1st International Conference “Prospects of Continuing Education for Library and Information Specialists” 5-7 December, Library of Foreign Literature, Moscow, Russia.
  23. Robinson, L. (2000). A curriculum for professional development. 1st Network Library Program Training Center Initiative Meeting 12-14 September, National Széchényi Library, Budapest, Hungary.
  24. Robinson, L. (2000). Toxicology Information: the impact of new ICTs on a multidisciplinary science (poster). 8th International Congress on Medical Librarianship 2-5 July, Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London, UK.
  25. Robinson, L. (2000). Regulatory and Medical intelligence: searching for information on the Internet. Pharmaceutical Industry.com The future?, Joint conference between the Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine 27 June, Royal College of Physicians. London, UK.
  26. Robinson, L. (1999). Drug and Alcohol Related Information: a strategic approach to research. ELISAD 11th Annual Meeting 4-6 November, Lisbon, Portugal.
  27. Robinson, L. (1999). A Strategic Approach to Research on the Internet. MicroLib 99 25-28 May, Lisbon, Portugal.
  28. Robinson, L. (1996). Internet – myth and reality. Translating and the Computer 18. ASLIB conference 14-15 November.

Journal Articles (69)

  1. Price, L. and Robinson, L. (2017). ‘Being in a knowledge space’: Information behaviour of cult media fan communities. Journal of Information Science pp. 016555151665882–016555151665882. doi:10.1177/0165551516658821.
  2. Moore, C. and Robinson, L. (2017). The Monty Hyams Archive A new resource for the information history of the late twentieth century. JOURNAL OF DOCUMENTATION, 73(2), pp. 357–367. doi:10.1108/JD-10-2016-0127.
  3. Haynes, D., Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2016). A regulatory model for personal data on social networking services in the UK. International Journal of Information Management, 36(6), pp. 872–882. doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2016.05.012.
  4. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2015). "An intensity around information": the changing face of chemical information literacy. Journal of Information Science . doi:10.1177/0165551515616919.
  5. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2015). "waiting for Carnot": Information and complexity. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(11), pp. 2177–2186. doi:10.1002/asi.23535.
  6. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2015). "a few exciting words": Information and entropy revisited. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(10), pp. 1965–1987. doi:10.1002/asi.23459.
  7. Robinson, L. (2015). Multisensory, pervasive, immersive: Towards a new generation of documents. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(8), pp. 1734–1737. doi:10.1002/asi.23328.
  8. Tury, S., Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2015). The Information Seeking Behaviour of Distance Learners: A Case Study of the University of London International Programmes. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(3), pp. 312–321. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2015.03.008.
  9. Bawden, D., Robinson, L. and Siddiqui, T. (2015). "potentialities or possibilities": Towards quantum information science? Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(3), pp. 437–449. doi:10.1002/asi.23192.
  10. Haynes, D. and Robinson, L. (2015). Defining user risk in social networking services. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 67(1), pp. 94–115. doi:10.1108/AJIM-07-2014-0087.
  11. Dulayami, S.T.H. and Robinson, L. (2015). The individual and the collective: Factors affecting knowledge sharing in Saudi Arabian companies. Journal of Documentation, 71(1), pp. 198–209. doi:10.1108/JD-09-2014-0121.
  12. Robinson, L. (2015). Immersive information behaviour: Using the documents of the future. New Library World, 116(3-4), pp. 112–121. doi:10.1108/NLW-07-2014-0093.
  13. Robson, A. and Robinson, L. (2015). The Information Seeking and Communication Model: A study of its practical application in healthcare. Journal of Documentation, 71(5), pp. 1043–1069. doi:10.1108/JD-01-2015-0023.
  14. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2015). Information and the gaining of understanding. Journal of Information Science, 42(3), pp. 294–299. doi:10.1177/0165551515621691.
  15. Robinson, L. (2014). Review of Stock WG and Stock M Handbook of Information Science, Berlin, de Gruyter, 2013. JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE, 40(2), pp. 264–265. doi:10.1177/0165551513515119.
  16. Poirier, E. and Robinson, L. (2014). Slow Delphi: An investigation into information behaviour and the Slow Movement. Journal of Information Science, 40(1), pp. 88–96. doi:10.1177/0165551513506360.
  17. Mayor, C. and Robinson, L. (2014). Ontological realism, concepts and classification in molecular biology: Development and application of the gene ontology. Journal of Documentation, 70(1), pp. 173–193. doi:10.1108/JD-06-2013-0076.
  18. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2014). As long as we don't pretend that it is science. Journal of Documentation, 70(1), pp. 2–3.
  19. Mayor, C. and Robinson, L. (2014). Ontological realism and classification: Structures and concepts in the gene ontology. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65(4), pp. 686–697. doi:10.1002/asi.23057.
  20. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2014). In response to White and Oppenheim. Journal of Information Science, 40(6), p. 863. doi:10.1177/0165551514545427.
  21. Margree, P., MacFarlane, A., Price, L. and Robinson, L. (2014). Information behaviour of music record collectors. Information Research, 19(4) .
  22. Poirier, L. and Robinson, L. (2014). Informational balance: Slow principles in the theory and practice of information behaviour. Journal of Documentation, 70(4), pp. 687–707. doi:10.1108/JD-08-2013-0111.
  23. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2013). 'So wide and varied': The origins and character of British information science. Journal of Information Science, 39(6), pp. 754–763. doi:10.1177/0165551513492257.
  24. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2013). No such thing as society? on the individuality of information behavior. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(12), pp. 2587–2590. doi:10.1002/asi.22971.
  25. Crawford-Franklin, C. and Robinson, L. (2013). "Even in an age of wonders": Radio as an information resource in 1920s America. Journal of Documentation, 69(3), pp. 417–434. doi:10.1108/JD-08-2012-0108.
  26. Robson, A. and Robinson, L. (2013). Building on models of information behaviour: Linking information seeking and communication. Journal of Documentation, 69(2), pp. 169–193. doi:10.1108/00220411311300039.
  27. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2013). "Deep down things": in what ways is information physical, and why does it matter for information science? Information Research: an international electronic journal, 18(3) .
  28. Broady Preston, J., Pietras, M. and Robinson, L. (2012). Three views of the “musical work”: Bibliographical control in the music domain. Library Review, 61(8-9), pp. 551–560. doi:10.1108/00242531211292060.
  29. Robinson, L. and Ship, M. (2012). "Permeating all community activities"? Comparing events and programming in Westminster and Tower Hamlets public libraries. Library and Information Research, 36(13), pp. 114–126.
  30. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2011). Information domains: subject specialism in masters courses. Cilip Update with Gazette, 28 .
  31. Mason, H. and Robinson, L. (2011). The information-related behaviour of emerging artists and designers: Inspiration and guidance for new practitioners. Journal of Documentation, 67(1), pp. 159–180. doi:10.1108/00220411111105498.
  32. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2011). Pharmaceutical information: a thirty year perspective on the literature. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 45, pp. 63–119.
  33. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2010). CoLIS in London, 2010: Reflections on the 7th Conceptions of Library and Information Science Conference. INFORMATION RESEARCH-AN INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC JOURNAL, 15(3) .
  34. Robinson, L. and McGuire, M. (2010). The rhizome and the tree: Changing metaphors for information organisation. Journal of Documentation, 66(4), pp. 604–613. doi:10.1108/00220411011052975.
  35. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2010). Information (and library) science at City University London; 50 years of educational development. J. Information Science, 36, pp. 631–654. doi:10.1177/0165551510383086.
  36. Robinson, L. (2010). Renewing Albania's libraries. JOURNAL OF DOCUMENTATION, 66(5), pp. 775–775.
  37. Robinson, L. (2010). Teaching reference and information services at City University London. REFER, 26(2), pp. 10–12.
  38. Robinson, L., Calvert, A., Bawden, D., Urquart, C., Bray, C. and Amosford, J. (2010). Understanding our value: assessing the nature of the impact of library services. Library and Information Research, 33(105), pp. 62–89.
  39. Robinson, L. (2009). Information science: Communication chain and domain analysis. Journal of Documentation, 65(4), pp. 578–591. doi:10.1108/00220410910970267.
  40. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2009). The dark side of information: overload, anxiety and other paradoxes and pathologies. J. Information Science, 35, pp. 180–191. doi:10.1177/0165551508095781.
  41. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2007). Evaluation of outreach services for primary care and mental health; assessing the impact. Health Info Libr J, 24 Suppl 1, pp. 57–66. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2007.00745.x.
  42. Robinson, L. (2007). Impact of digital information resources in the toxicology literature. Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives, 59(4-5), pp. 342–351. doi:10.1108/00012530710817564.
  43. Robinson, L. and Glosiene, A. (2007). Continuing professional development for library and information science: Case study of a network of training centres. Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives, 59(4-5), pp. 462–474. doi:10.1108/00012530710817645.
  44. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2007). Measuring the impact of healthcare information services. Lithuanian Journal of Information Sciences, 40, pp. 95–103.
  45. Robinson, L. and Charles, P. (2006). Tai Chi – helping prevent falls in the elderly. Tai Chi and Alternative Health, 42, pp. 6–9.
  46. Robinson, L. and Charles, P. (2005). Tai Chi – to improve movement and balance in the elderly (part 2). Tai Chi and Alternative Health, 44, pp. 8–11.
  47. Robinson, L. and Charles, P. (2005). Tai Chi – to improve movement and balance in the elderly (part 1). Tai Chi and Alternative Health, 43, pp. 6–9.
  48. Robinson, L. (2005). Healthcare librarians and learner support: competencies and methods. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 22, pp. 42–50.
  49. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2002). Promoting literacy in a digital age: Approaches to training for information literacy. Learned Publishing, 15(4), pp. 297–301. doi:10.1087/095315102760319279.
  50. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2002). Internet subject gateways revisited. International Journal of Information Management, 22(2), pp. 157–162. doi:10.1016/S0268-4012(01)00051-2.
  51. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2002). Information sources and searching on the world wide web. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 22(1), pp. 85–87.
  52. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2002). Using the internet as a reference tool; a how-to-do it manual for librarians. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 22(1), pp. 85–87.
  53. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2002). Managing information resources in libraries. Collection management in theory and practice. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 22(1), pp. 85–87.
  54. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2002). Distance learning and LIS professional development. Aslib Proceedings, 54(1), pp. 48–55. doi:10.1108/00012530210426284.
  55. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2001). Finding and using health and medical information on the Internet. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 21(4), pp. 321–323. doi:10.1016/S0268-4012(01)00017-2.
  56. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2001). Libraries and open society; Popper, Soros and digital information. Aslib Proceedings, 53(5), pp. 167–178.
  57. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2001). Libraries, information and knowledge in open societies. Nordinfonytt, 2, pp. 21–33.
  58. Robinson, L., Kupryte, R., Burnett, P. and Bawden, D. (2000). Libraries and the internet: Overview of a multinational training course. Program, 34(2), pp. 187–194.
  59. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. (2000). A distant mirror?; The Internet and the printing press. Aslib Proceedings, 52(2), pp. 51–57.
  60. Robinson, L., Anderson, C. and Copestake, P. (2000). A specialist toxicity database (TRACE) is more effective than its larger, commercially available counterparts. Toxicology, 151, pp. 37–43.
  61. Robinson, L. (2000). Comparative Evaluation of the Performance of Online Databases in Answering Toxicology Queries. International Journal of Information Management, 20, pp. 79–88.
  62. Robinson, L. (2000). A Strategic Approach to Research using Internet Tools and Resources. Aslib Proceedings, 52(1), pp. 11–19.
  63. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (1999). Internet subject gateways. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 19(6), pp. 511–522.
  64. Robinson, L. (1998). Using Word 97 to Create Documents for an Intranet. Managing Information, 5(4), pp. 30–33.
  65. Robinson, L. (1997). IT in Hungary – The Librarian’s Perspective. Managing Information, 4(6), pp. 40–42.
  66. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (1995). Internet: the way forward. Managing Information, 2(3), pp. 20–22.
  67. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. 'The story of data': a socio-technical approach to education for the data librarian role in the CityLIS library school at City, University of London. Library Management . doi:10.1108/LM-01-2017-0009.
  68. Price, L. and Robinson, L. Fan Fiction in the Library. Transformative Works and Cultures, 25 .
  69. Bawden, D. and Robinson, L. Curating the infosphere: Luciano Floridi's Philosophy of Information as the foundation for Library and Information Science. Journal of Documentation, 73(5) .

Report

  1. Robinson, L. and Bawden, D. (2006). Evaluation of the impact of primary care and mental health outreach services..

Thesis/Dissertation

  1. Haynes, Risk and Regulation of Access to Personal Data on Online Social Networking Services in the UK. (PhD Thesis)

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