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Simon Robins

Assistant Professor; Coordinator of Electronic Resources & Discovery

Full-Time Faculty

Libraries: Collections Strategies and Services


Email: Simon Robins
Phone: 937-229-3057
Roesch Library, Room 216


Simon manages all aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources to help ensure that non-print items purchased by the University Libraries are discoverable and accessible to all students, faculty, and staff. His work includes cataloging/metadata, maintaining database access, assessment, and problem resolution.


  • B.A., Portland State University (2014)
  • M.L.I.S., University of British Columbia (2018)

Professional Activities

Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association -- Membership Secretary and Membership Committee Chair (2020-present)

Research Interests

  • User-centered design
  • Information seeking behaviors of biomedical researchers and clinicians
  • Information visualization and bibliometrics

Selected Publications

Robins, S. (2022). Full-text retrievals and EBSCO Discovery Service: Assessing usage of e-journals across multiple platforms. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 34(2), 89–107.