Linds Roberts (pronouns: they/them) is an Associate Professor at University of Colorado Boulder and subject liaison to the School of Education, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Department of Women & Gender Studies. Their action research interests have focused on the academic library experiences of underrepresented groups in higher education, including first generation college students and transfer students, explored through qualitative methods. A second research strand focuses on the teaching of information literacy through mixed methods including motivational design for learning, transfer of learning, and metacognition, particularly as they relate to adult learners.
As a practicing librarian, Linds is passionate about the power of stories and counter-stories to resist dominant narratives and contribute to emerging forms of knowledge. Linds aspires to anti-racist practices in all aspects of librarianship and believes that centering the ways of knowing of indigenous, Black, and Brown communities is vital to this work.
Linds earned an MLIS from University of Denver and a BA in French and Humanities from CU Boulder. Before joining the University Libraries, they worked as Reference and Outreach Librarian at Arapahoe Community College and as a graduate assistant in Research and Instruction at Auraria Library.
In their spare time, Linds can be found spending time outdoors, engaging in volunteer and social justice work, meditating, playing with their nibblings, cooking, and reading.