Robin Lang, M.L.I.S.

Associate Professor
Instructional Services Librarian

Professor Lang has been a member of Point Loma Nazarene University’s Ryan Library faculty since 2016. She also worked as Outreach and Public Services Librarian at Westmont College from 2011 to 2014 and as adjunct faculty at Santa Barbara City College and Cuyamaca College from 2014 to 2016 before returning to PLNU. Professor Lang teaches information literacy and research practices and is the library’s liaison to: History and Political Science; Art and Graphic Design; Biology; and Sociology, Social Work, and Family Sciences. Her scholarly interests include diversity, equity and inclusion as represented in library collections. She has presented and published on the topic.

Professor Lang currently serves as a Director at Large for the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) and has served in numerous volunteer positions for ACL within the last decade and a half. She also currently serves in the local San Diego community as a Member at Large of the One Book One San Diego Steering Committee and the Sharp Mary Birch Patient and Family Advisory Council.


  • M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, San Diego State University
  • B.A., Literature, Point Loma Nazarene University

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Association of Christian Librarians, Director at Large; 2022 to present
  • One Book One San Diego Steering Committee, Member at Large; 2018 to present
  • Association of Christian Librarians, Convener for the Information Literacy Interest Group; 2018 to present
  • One Book One San Diego Children and Teens Steering Committee, Member at Large; 2019 to present
  • Sharp Mary Birch Patient and Family Advisory Council, Member at Large; 2020 to present
  • Peer reviewer of the textbook Information Literacy in the Digital Age for the publisher Zovio; 2020
  • Miracle Babies Superhero 5K, participant; 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022
  • Association of Christian Librarians, Conference Presentation Coordinator; 2012 to 2015
  • Association of Christian Librarians, Indexer for the Christian Periodical Index; 2009 to 2014

Awards and Honors

  • 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award, PLNU
  • 2019 Excellence in Diversity Award, PLNU

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications


  • Lang, R. (2022). Diversity statements in collection development policies in libraries at CCCU institutions: Applying antiracism and Critical Theory to academic library policies, The Christian Librarian, 65(1), 1-22. 
  • Lang, R. (2022). Aleshire's Beyond profession: The next future of theological education (book review), The Christian Librarian, 64(1). 
  • Lang, R. (2021). A Christian librarian praxis. The Christian Librarian, 64(1), 14-16.
  • Lang, R. (2020). Mixing up a balanced research plan: One part Google to two parts deep web. In S. E. Morris (Ed.), The critical thinking about sources cookbook (pp. 203-204), Association of College and Research Libraries. 


  • Going Old School with California History: Helping Students Situate Themselves within the Historical Record by Exploring Systemic Racism through Land Acknowledgements and Racial Covenants; 2022, Southern California Instruction Librarians Works
  • Amplifying Diverse Voices in Library Instruction: Applying Critical Information Literacy Theory to a Class Discussion of the Deep Web; 2021, Southern California Instruction Librarians Works 
  • Beyond Privilege: Addressing Diversity through Critical Information Literacy Theory; 2020, Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference
  • Reimagining a Standard One-Shot with Critical Information Literacy: Diversity within Google, the Deep Web and Library Databases; 2019, California Conference on Library Instruction, 
  • Information Literacy Assessment: A Partnership with Instructional Librarians at Point Loma Nazarene University (co-presenter); 2019, WSCUC Academic Resources Conference
  • Taming the Dragon: Refining Pedagogical Techniques through the Fire of One-Shot Library Instruction; 2013, Association of Christian Librarians Conference
  • Library 2.0 and Management: How to Effectively Use a Blog and Meebo to Manage Student Employees; 2010, Association of Christian Librarians Conference
  • Strengths Quest: A Refreshing Approach to Management; 2009, Association of Christian Librarians Conference