A.B., English, Duke University
M.A.T., English, Duke University
M.S., Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Susan Rathbun-Grubb has worked in academic, public, and school libraries, as well
as the health information technology industry.
Dr. Rathbun-Grubb's research centers on the intersection of education, training, and
careers in library and information science (LIS). She is particularly interested in
career progression across the life course, job satisfaction, and the evaluation of
pedagogical strategies in LIS education.
“Using an iPad2 to Enhance Teaching” Teaching Excellence Technology Loan (2011)
Principal Investigator, DataCure Project, [Faculty Stimulus Grant Program, University
of South Carolina, Columbia, SC] (2011)
Co-Investigator, WILIS 3 project, funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services
Lifelong learning, reflection, and interactivity form the foundation of Dr. Rathbun-Grubb's
teaching philosophy. She believes that in addition to the stated learning objectives,
a course provides students and their instructor with an opportunity to learn from
each other's diversity of life and work experience. She teaches Introduction to Technical
Services, Cataloging, Subject Analysis and Classification, Indexing and Abstracting,
Serials, Metadata, and Social Science Information Services. Dr. Rathbun-Grubb received
the Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill.
Recent Publications and Presentations
Mitchell, E., Srikantiaiah, K., Rathbun-Grubb, S., Moulaison, H.L., Greenberg, J.
(2013, November). Staking claims and/or spanning boundaries (paper), delivered as
part of: Spanning Boundaries and Disciplines: Linked, Open and Cloud-based Community Metadata
(SIG/CR). Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Information Science &
Technology, Montreal, CA, November 1-5.
Rathbun-Grubb. (co-author). (2013). Workforce issues in library and information science
3 project team. Guide to Data Curation Across the Research Project Lifecycle. Located at http://wilisdatacuration.web.unc.edu/.
Rathbun-Grubb, S., Hoffman, G., King, D, Moulaison, H., & Snow, K. (2013, January).
Investigating online pedagogical strategies in technical services education: A panel
discussion. Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information
Science Education, Seattle, WA, January 22-25.
Rathbun-Grubb, S. & Marshall, J.G. (2009). Public librarianship as a career: Challenges
and prospects. Library Trends, 58(2).
Marshall, V., Rathbun-Grubb, S., & Marshall, J.G. (2009). Using the life course perspective
to study library and information science careers. Library Trends, 58(2).
Faculty advisor, Beta Omega Chapter of Beta Phi Mu
Discussion leader, First Year Reading Experience
Member, Association for Library and Information Science Education
Member, Association for Information Science & Technology