Linds Roberts (pronouns: they/them) is an Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Boulder and subject liaison to the School of Education, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Department of Linguistics. Their research interests include the academic library experiences of first generation college students and transfer students, explored through qualitative interviews. A second research strand focuses on the teaching of information literacy through motivational design for learning, transfer of learning, and metacognition, particularly as they relate to adult learners.
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.
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.
In their spare time, Linds can be found trail running, hiking, engaging in volunteer and social justice work, meditating, playing with their nibbling, cooking, and reading.