Regina Lee Roberts

Bibliographer for Anthropology & Archaeology

Communication & Journalism

Feminist Studies

and Lusophone Africa Collections

My work centers on facilitating the research process. I assist Stanford University students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars in the navigation and organization of information resources. I teach searching techniques that enable researchers to dig deeper into the invaluable collections held by Stanford University Libraries.  

My collection development responsibilities include the following subject areas:

  • Anthropology & Archaeology,
  • Communication & Journalism,
  • Feminist Studies,
  • Lusophone (Portuguese speaking) Africa,
  • Sports & Recreation

Within these subject areas, I serve as the primary liaison between the library and the aforementioned academic departments and programs. I provide in-person and online consultations as well as library tours and workshops. I design learner-centered workshops infused with course specific content. I invite faculty and teaching assistants to contact me to schedule a session.

I am interested in archiving social science data for long term perservation and re-use.

Course number Term Guide Instructor
Sociology 200 - Seminar Fall 2013 Sociology 200 Saperstein, A.
CSRE 55M: Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Seminar Fall 2012 CSRE 55M: MMUF Seminar Dr. Jose David Saldivar with Cristina Lash (TA)
SOC 180A/280A Spring 2013 Foundations of Social Research Soc 180A/280A Roy
PWR 2CAB Winter 2014 Rhetoric of Gender and Technology Alfano
Think 22 Winter 2014 Think 22: Who Owns the Past? Archaeology, Heritage and Global Conflicts Carter, Tara and Hodder, Ian
COMM 143, 243 Spring 2014 Communication 143/243 Communication Policy and Regulation James T. Hamilton, Anita Varma (TA)
PWR 1KC Fall 2014 Rhetoric of Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture Karli Cerankowski


  • MA, African Studies, Stanford University
  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
  • BA, Government and Luso-Brazilian Studies, Smith College

Professional activities 



African Studies Association

  • Africana Librarians Council
  • Lusophone African Studies Association

American Anthropological Association

American Library Association

  • Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

American Sociological Association

Qualitative Methods Initiative |Institute for Research in the Social Sciences

  • Member of Faculty and Academic Staff Steering Committee


Selected Publications 


Roberts, Regina Lee, & Taormina, Mattie. (2013). Collaborative co-design for library workshops. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian,   32(1), 46-56. DOI: 10.1080/01639269.2013.755875

Roberts, Regina Lee. (2007) The Evolving landscape of the learning commons. Library Review, 56(9), 803 - 810. DOI: 10.1108/00242530710831257