Robert J. Lackie

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Robert J. Lackie is a Professor-Librarian at Rider University in New Jersey, where he co-leads the Franklin F. Moore Library’s course-integrated Research Instruction Program and serves as the Education Librarian. He received his Master of Library & Information Science at the University of South Carolina and his Master of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction, & Supervision at Rider. Professor Lackie has taught various undergraduate business communications, English composition, & public speaking seminars & courses, as well as undergraduate and graduate library & information science courses. He has also provided hundreds of research instruction sessions within many academic disciplines, in addition to serving as Rider’s first Faculty-in-Residence from 1998-2002.
Active in various library and educational organizations, Professor Lackie has helped many librarians within his numerous educational and leadership roles: as trainer and evaluator for eight years with the New Jersey Train-the-Trainer Group; as an executive board member and/or officer for seven years each with the Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative and the Phi Delta Kappa International Trenton-Area Chapter; as an officer for several years each with the New Jersey Library Association’s User Education Committee and the Tri-state College Library Cooperative; and as an adjunct professor and frequent guest lecturer in Rutgers University’s MLIS Program. He is currently an academic library representative on the Transitional Executive Board of the new LibraryLinkNJ statewide cooperative, an active member of the American Library Association’s Academic Money Smart Week@Your Library Committee, and an adjunct professor in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (sponsored jointly by the U.S. Department of Education & Rider University).
A frequent presenter at library, education, and technology conferences and meetings, Professor Lackie’s scholarly interests include instructional theory & pedagogy, social networking tools, student development & retention, library & teaching faculty collaboration, Web & database research methods, cyberplagiarism, ID theft detection & protection, and Web 2.0 integration. He has given over 500 talks, workshops, or webinars on the above topics, among others, around the United States, and he has authored or co-authored nationally-recognized Websites and blogs and been published since 1999 within various professional and scholarly works, including…
…chapters within the following scholarly books: Stop Plagiarism: A Guide to Understanding and Prevention; Teaching Generation M: A Handbook for Librarians and Educators; Googlization of Libraries; Google Scholar and More: New Google Applications & Tools for Libraries & Library Users; Libraries and Google; and The Plagiarism Plague: A Resource Guide and CD-ROM Tutorial for Educators and Librarians;
…articles within the following peer-reviewed journals: Journal of Library Administration; The Reference Librarian; Internet Reference Services Quarterly; and College & Undergraduate Libraries;
…and articles within the following professional magazines: MultiMedia & Internet@Schools: The Media and Technology Specialists’ Guide to Electronic Tools and Resources for K-12 Education; Online: Exploring Technology & Resources for Information Professionals; College & Research Libraries News.
Last but not least, Professor Lackie’s co-edited book Teaching Generation M: A Handbook for Librarians and Educators has received excellent professional reviews and honors ( ).
For his teaching, writing, leadership, and service to the profession, Professor Lackie has received several accolades, including the New Jersey Library Association College & University Section / Association of College & Research Libraries New Jersey (NJLA-CUS / ACRL-NJ) Chapter “2011 Distinguished Service Award,” the American Library Association (ALA) “2006 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship,” the “2004 Rider University Award for Distinguished Teaching,” and the NJLA “2004 New Jersey Librarian of the Year” award. For a more detailed list of Professor Lackie’s publications, presentations, or other information (blogs, curriculum vitae, etc.), please visit OR

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