* Information Policy
* LIS Education
* Scholarly Communication
* Libraries and Intellectual Freedom
* Government and NGO as information disseminators

For a list of complete professional activities, see my curriculum vitae (08/25/14)

PUBLICATIONS (most recent)

Rabina, D., Peet, L. Meeting a composite of user needs amidst change and controversy: The case of the New York Public Library. Reference & User Services Quarterly

Rabina, D. Cocciolo, A. (2014). U.S. Government Websites during the 2013 Shutdown: Lessons from The Shutdown Library. Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues, 25:1, 21-30.

Rabina, D. & Todd, J. (2014). United Nations peacekeeping mission: A data extract project. Proceedings from the 2014 iConference. Available from IDEALS repository [link]

Rabina, D., Cocciolo, A. & Peet, L. (2013). Social Media Use by the U.S. Federal Government at the End of the 2012 Presidential Term. Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issue 24:3, 73-93.DOI: 10.7227/ALX.0013 [link]

Rabina, D. (2013). Reference materials in LIS instruction: A Delphi study. JELIS 54 (2): 108-123.

Cocciolo, A. & Rabina, D. (2013). Does the use of place affect learner engagement?: The case of GeoStoryteller on the streets of New York. Journal of Documentation 69 (1) 98-120.

Dominic Farace, Jerry Frantzen, Laurents Sesink, Christiane Stock, and Debbie Rabina (2012). Linking full-text Grey Literature to underlying research and post-publication data: An Enhanced Publications Project. The Grey Journal 8(3):

Rabina, D. & Johnston, Scott. (2010). Recent Trends in EU Information Policy: Toward Greater Transparency in the Information Society. In Advances in Librarianship 32, pp. 181-197.

Rabina, D. (2010). A case of social scholarship for multi-player research in government information sources. Information Research 15 (4). (CoLIS conference proceedings).

Rabina, D. (2010). Course and Learning Objective in the Teaching of Grey Literature: The Role of Library and Information Science Education. In: Farace, D.J., Schöpfel, J (Eds.), Grey Literature in Library and Information Studies. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter Saur.

Pattuelli, M.C. & Rabina, D. (2010). Forms, effects, function: LIS students’ attitudes towards portable e-book readers. Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives 62 (3): 228-244.

Rabina, D.. Ted Kennedy’s speech at the 1980 Democratic National Convention: Researching pre-digital government in the digital age. Documents to the People 38 (1): 18-22.



iConference 2014 (iSchool conference) Berlin, Germany (March)
Paper (Note) title: United Nations Peacekeeping Missions: A data extract project

ALISE, Philadelphia, PA (January)
Juried paper: The Immediate Benefits of Government Information to LIS Education.

ALISE, Philadelphia, PA (January)
Juried panel: Developing Research Culture within LIS Master Degree Programs.

GL15: Fifteenth International Conference on Grey Literature, Bratislava, Slovakia (December)
Presentation title: Open Government Data use in research projects (keynote address)


iConference 2012 (iSchool conference) Toronto, Canada (February)
Poster title: Does the use of Place Affect Learner Engagement? The Case of GeoStoryteller on the Streets of New York (with Anthony Cocciolo)
(Best poster award


Grey Literature 13, Library of Congress, Washington DC (December)
Presentation title: GeoStoryteller: Taking grey literature to the streets of New York

Grey Literature 13, Library of Congress, Washington DC (December)
Presentation title: Linking full-text GL to underlying research and post-publication data: An Enhanced Publications Project

Federal Depository Library Council, Washington DC. (October)
Ways and means of teaching and training: Reaching out in creative ways. (Session organizer and panelist)

MobilityShifts: An international future of learning summit. The New School, New York (Oct.)
Presentation title: Using mobile technology to promote historical understanding: Exploring German traces on the streets of New York


(October) Federal Depository Library Council. Washington DC.
Teaching GovDocs LIS students: Challenges & Issues (Organizer and lead panelist)

(June) CoLIS 7 (Conceptions in Libraries and Information Science, London, UK.
A Case of Social Scholarship for Multi‐player Research in Government Information Sources

(January) ALISE, Boston, MA.
Panel title: Building collaborations with LIS school in Germany: The Goethe Institute LIS faculty German study tour


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