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College of Information and Communications


Faculty and Staff

Susan R. Rathbun-Grubb, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Library and Information Science
College of Information and Communications
E-mail: srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0485
Fax: 803-777-0457
Office:

School of Library and Information Science
Davis College, Room 208
1501 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

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

Background

Dr. Susan Rathbun-Grubb has worked in academic, public, and school libraries, as well as the health information technology industry.

Research

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.

Funded Research

“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 (2010-2013) [http://wilis.unc.edu]

Teaching

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).

Service

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