Please join us in welcoming Robin Bishop to the Dalhousie Libraries. Robin is the new Manager, Acquisitions and Content Management on the Resources Team.
Robin comes to us with a strong background in academic libraries, having worked as the Manager, Library Services at the Higher Colleges of Technology Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where she provided leadership for 40+ technical services and campus library staff to deliver services, training, and access to 100+ databases across 14 campus libraries, serving over 20,000 students. Prior to that, she also worked as a Library Supervisor in Dubai, UAE at the Higher Colleges of Technology where she led the strategic planning process, library services, and the annual acquisitions budget across two Dubai libraries for 4,000+ students and 300 staff.
Prior to her time in the UAE, Robin worked in California where she guided librarians and library staff through the design and implementation of customized computing environments around the world, and in Washington where she was part of a team that provided computers to public libraries in low-income communities for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Robin holds a Master of Library & Information Studies from the University of Alberta as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of New Brunswick.