Applied Information Management
Prospective Students

Robin Ashford, MSLIS

Pro tempore instructor, Applied Information Management Program, University of Oregon
Reference & E-Learning Librarian, George Fox University, Portland Center

AIM affiliation since 2015.


Professional Identity Management


BA, 2001, George Fox
MSLIS, 2003, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas Of Expertise

Emerging technologies, educational technology, online learning, social media, social learning, digital storytelling, mobile devices, mobile literacy, wearable technology, augmented reality, and the Internet of things


Robin Ashford earned her master's of science degree from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has over 18 years experience working in academic libraries and currently serves as reference & e-learning librarian working primarily with graduate and doctoral students online and at the Portland Center of George Fox University (GFU).

Robin's librarian duties include serving as library liaison for departments and programs within the College of Education. The past six years Robin has taught online courses related to educational technology, and social media and online identities as an adjunct instructor for the GFU College of Education.

As an early adopter of technology, Robin regularly shares her expertise in emerging and educational technologies by presenting and publishing for university communities, professional associations, and publishers.

Hobbies include hiking, community gardening, and all things food related (cooking, dining out at Portland's fabulous restaurants, posting food photos on Instagram, etc.). She also enjoys volunteering for her local Meals on Wheels.

Professional Organization

George Fox University Libraries

Organization Information

The mission of the George Fox University Libraries is to support the instructional programs and research activities of the institution by providing access to recorded information in a variety of formats, and to provide instruction in the use of traditional and new information resources and technologies.