Robert Montoya

Robert Montoya received his PhD in Information Studies from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.  He has extensive experience working in academic libraries and non-profit institutions and has held professional positions in special collections and archives since 2007. Most recently, he was the Head of Public Services for Library Special Collections at UCLA where he led LSC’s reference, reader services, instruction, outreach, scholarly communication & publishing, and duplication services. As Head of Public Services, he became committed to finding innovative ways to integrate primary sources and rare books into university instruction, particularly by using online infrastructures and digital humanities approaches to facilitate the use of archives and special collections.

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