Tami Albin

University Libraries - University Libraries
Associate Librarian
Primary office:
Watson Library
Room 440
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator

Software Carpentry Trainer


Masters Of Library and Information Sciences , Library and Information Sciences , University of Western Ontario

Bachelor of Arts, Honours , Sociology and Women’s Studies , Trent University

Selected Publications

Rosenblum, B. Devlin, F. Albin, T. & Garrison, W. (2015). Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Librarians Teaching Digital Humanities in the Classroom. In A. Hartsell-Gundy, L. Braunstein, & L. Golomb (Eds.), Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists (pp. 151-175). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/booksanddigitalresources/digital/9780838987681_humanities_OA.pdf http://hdl.handle.net/1808/17633

Albin, T. (2010). ’It Was Only Supposed to be Twenty Interviews’: GLBTIQ Oral History as Librarianship—The Under the Rainbow Collection. In E. Greenblatt (Ed.), Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access (pp. 136-145). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Albin, T. & Church-Duran, J. (2008). Queering the Web: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resources. College and Research Libraries News, 69(8 ), 466-469.

Selected Work

Selected Presentations

Albin, T. & Brooks-Kieffer, J. . (10/31/2018). Git Going with LEGO: Tactile Techniques for Teaching Text-based Tools. Force2018. Montreal, QC, Canada. Available Here

Albin, T. Orozco, R. Younger, K. & Peper, M. . (05/31/2017). Constructing a Data Foundation: One Brick at a Time. College and University Libraries Section (CULS), Kansas Library Association. Lawrence, KS

Albin, T. Orozco, R. & Younger, K. . (05/31/2017). Creating a Data Posse. LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) 2017. Lexington, KY

Albin, T. Broadwell, M. Barker, S. & Leung, S. . (08/31/2016). What We Do Matters: KU Libraries and Social Justice. National Diversity in Libraries Conference. Los Angeles, CA

Albin, T. . (04/30/2016). 'Don’t Stick Me in a Folder! I Have Something to Say:' Online and Open Access Oral Histories of GLBTQ Kansans. Archives Interrupted Gender and the Future of Constructing the Past. Lawrence, KS

Albin, T. Cline, D. Reichard, D. & Kennelly, T. . (10/31/2015). Coming out on Campus and in the Community: Collecting LGBTQ+ Oral Histories. Oral History Association Conference. Tampa, FL

Albin, T. & . (06/26/2015). Preconference: Under the Rainbow: Documenting LGBTQ Communities. Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities . American Library Association Conference. San Francisco, CA

Albin, T. . (10/31/2014). Embodiment, Identity, and Community: Motion, Meaning, and Belonging in Kansas. Oral History Association Conference. Madison, WI

Albin, T. . (03/31/2014). Belonging in the Midwest: Finding Community in Kansas through Oral Histories and Ethnographic Methods. Mid-America American Studies Association Conference. Lincoln, NE

Albin, T. Becker, J. & Ellis, E. . (04/30/2013). Picasso and the Quarterback: Inspiring New Student-Athletes through a Creative Assignment. Association for College and Research Libraries Conference. Indianapolis, IN

Albin, T. Lally, A. López, T. McPherson, T. Tucker, S. & Wong, D. . (03/31/2013). Rock the Archive: Popular Music Studies, Digital Humanities and Public Scholarship. Women Who Rock Digital Oral History Archive Symposium, University of Washington. Seattle, WA

Albin, T. Blackwell, M. Dang, T. Delagadillo, T. Garcia Merchant, L. Rodríguz, J. Saldívar-Hulls, S. & Weaver, J. . (11/30/2012). The Talking Cure for the Empire? Oral History and Testimonio in the Twenty-First Century. American Studies Association Conference. San Juan, PR

Albin, T. . (03/13/2009). Plenary Address: Under the Rainbow: Oral Histories of GLBTIQ People in Kansas. Learning to Hear the Stories X: A Ten-Year Retrospective, Oral History Workshop, University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS

Albin, T. & Petr, J. . (02/28/2009). Bridging the Gap: Teaching Research Skills to Incoming Student-Athletes. 28th Annual Conference on the First Year Experience. Orlando, FL

Selected Awards & Honors

Gretchen and Gene A. Budig Distinguished Librarian Award
University of Kansas Libraries

Women of Distinction Calendar
University of Kansas
2011 - 2012

Mary McCorison-Rosenbloom Teaching Award
University of Kansas

Outstanding Staff or Faculty Member Award
Queers and Allies, University of Kansas

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