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Educational Leadership and Human Development

Lovinger Building, Room 4101
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4341
Office Manager: Barb Hicks


Robins, Jennifer Dr. Jennifer Robins

Associate Professor of Library Science and Information Services 


Ph.D. – Library and Information Science, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2003

M.S. – Curriculum and Instruction,  Emphasis in Educational Technology, School of Education, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1997

B.A. – Language Arts & Sciences, Distributed major in Sociology and Communication, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1994

Classes Regularly Taught

Reference Sources and Services
Using Online Resources
Action Research in School Libraries


Journal Articles and Books

Robins, J. (2011). Play in the Learning Commons. KnowledgeBuilding in the Learning Commons: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap, Book2Cloud Edition (D.Loerstcher & B. Woolls, (Eds). Learning Commons Press.

Other Scholarly Addresses

Burton, B., Martin, B., & Robins, J. (2011, Sept. 21). Creation of Knowledge and Student Engagement within Personal Learning. Environments Researching Learning in Immersive Virtual Environments – ReLIVE11. The Open University. Milton Keynes, UK.

Pentlin, F., Robins, J., Jenkins, S., & Antrim, P. (2010, April 18). Librarians and Response to Intervention. Missouri Association of School Librarians Spring Conference. Tan-Tar-A, MO.

Burto, B. G., Mhlanga, F., Martin, B., & Robins, J. (2011, April 11). What are the Practices and Challenges of Teaching Mobile Computing at the University Level? American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Esser, L., Robins, J., Miller, D., Edgar, B., & Gibbs, Y. (2010, April  18) Library Media Specialist Education in Missouri – Programs and Possibilities. Missouri Association of School Librarians Spring Conference. Tan-Tar-A, MO.

Doctoral Dissertation

Robins, J. (2003). The Role of a Mediating Information Structure in a Contextualized System. Dissertation Abstracts International 64-03A (UMI No. 3086166).

Offices Held

Treasurer 2010-2012

Missouri Association of School Librarians

Treasurer 2009-2010

MASL Spring Conference Committee

Missouri Association of School Librarians

Awards, Grants and Scholarships

Co-PI Preparing PRAXIS Certified Librarians for Practice (PPCLP).

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

Institute of Museum and Library Services. Department of Education.

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