Curriculum vitae

Updated May 2015


Masters of Library and Information Science

Digital Libraries Specialization

  • School of Communication & Information, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ: 2009-2010

Bachelor of Arts in English

  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD: 2004-2008

  • Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford University, Oxford, UK: Spring 2006

  • Minors: Art History and Asian Studies

Work Experience:

Senior Assistant Librarian: San Jose State University Library

July 2011-Present

  • Serves as liaison to faculty and students in the departments of Elementary Education, Special Education, and Social Work through classroom instruction, specialized reference, and research consultation

  • Manages and develops physical and digital collections for Education and Social Work

  • Provides reference assistance to university and community users at shared reference desk

  • Acts as liaison to developing interdisciplinary Learning and Games Institute at San Jose State

  • Planned and executed relocation of Education Resource Center Collections

Project Manager: New Jersey Environmental Digital Library

May 2010-July 2011

  • Directed the work of up to 10 part time employees, volunteers, or interns

  • Developed documentation for various digitization practices and metadata creation using RUcore, an open source digital repository using Fedora repository architecture

  • Constructed digital workspace for staff to communicate progress and problems

  • Created original cataloging for historic maps, scientific reports, and other documents

  • Involved in migration of collections from legacy ColdFusion server to RUcore

Digitization Technician: New Jersey Environmental Digital Library

February 2010-April 2010

  • Scanned technical reports and photographs and photographed collection of historic oversized maps

  • Optimized images and patch large format items together using Photoshop

  • Created metadata for digitized documents to provide access to the public

  • Documented techniques and strategies for working with oversized historic map collection




Unrefereed Professional Writing

  • Slobuski, Teresa. (2013). New reviews for the indie bundle post. In International Games Day @ Your Library. Retrieved from

  • Slobuski, Teresa. (2012). Establishing and Publicizing Instruction with Educators. EBSS Newsletter, 27(1), 11-12.

  • Slobuski, Teresa. (2012). Game on at the Library. EBSS Newsletter, 27(1), 9-11.

  • Slobuski, Teresa. (2011). Minneapolis in March: A Joint Conference to Remember. ARLIS/NY News, 30(1), 6-7.


  • Using Games and Gaming to Build Educational and Social Communities in Academic Libraries (Peer Reviewed)

    •  Facilitator of Roundtable session at ACRL Conference in Portland, OR March 27th, 2015

  • Games: Education and Cultural Creations (Peer Reviewed)

    • Session Organizer and Co-panelist at The Library Collective in Knoxville, TN February 20th, 2015

  • Curating and Creating Accessible Library Resources (Peer Reviewed)

    • Co-panelist at The Library Collective in Knoxville, TN February 19th, 2015

  • Working with Messy Data (Peer Reviewed)

    • Co-panelist at The Library Collective in Knoxville, TN February 19th, 2015

  • Using Portal 2 to Develop 21st Century Skills. (Peer Reviewed)

    • Ignite Presentation at Emerging Learning Design in Montclair, NJ May 30th, 2014

  • Refreshing Neglected Education Collections in a Joint Academic/Public Library: A Continuous Work in Progress.

    • Paper session presentation at the Hawaii International Conference of Education in Honolulu, HI, January 7th, 2014

  • Publish or Peril: Educating Students on Open Access, Author's Rights, and Putting their Work into an Institutional Repository

    • Presenter/Moderator at the Open Access Un/Conference: Promote, Impact, Assess in San Jose, CA, October 25th, 2013

  • Gaming and Education: Meanderings on a Theme

    • Presentation at the SJSU Center for Faculty Development Monthly Breakfast Club in San Jose, CA, April 11th, 2013

  • Game Studies and the Impact on Education

    • Poster Session at the 2012 SJSU Research and Practice Forum in San Jose, CA May 4th, 2012

  • The Role of the Information Professional in an Increasingly Digital World.

    • Case Study at the 2011 VRA+ARLIS/NA 2nd Joint Conference in Minneapolis, MN March 25th, 2011


  • American Children's Literature: A Window into the Twentieth Century: February 25th 2013 – June 30th 2013

    • Children's Book exhibit of Newbery Award and Caldecott Award Medal winners from the 1920 to 1980s.

Awards and Honors:

  • Stepping Beyond: San Jose State University Human Resources: Spring 2014.

  • 2011 Celine Palatsky Travel Award: ARLIS/NY: Winter 2011

  • MLIS Department Scholarship: Rutgers University School of Information & Communication: Fall 2010

  • LIS Leadership Award: Rutgers University School of Communication and Information: Spring 2010

  • Special Mention: ARLIS/NY Student Voices Essay Competition: Spring 2010

  • Best Student Paper in Art History: St. Mary's College of Maryland: Spring 2007