Shannon Robinson

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Head, Architecture and Fine Arts Library
USC Libraries Architecture & Fine Arts Library (AFA)
Office: WAH D4 Mail Code:0294

Research Areas

Shannon’s research interests include the information behaviors of artists and designers and the application of visual-based research and speculative design methodologies to library science. Learn more at


As Head of the Architecture and Fine Arts (AFA) Library, Shannon embodies the USC Libraries vision, mission, and values, all in support of the School of Architecture, the Roski School of Fine Arts and Design, the Art History department, and other curricular programming in visual studies and design.

Management Shannon supervises library staff and student workers and oversees the management of AFA Library facilities. She strives to create an inclusive and antiracist environment that becomes a hub of critical learning and making.

Curricular-Driven Programming By partnering with faculty and other colleagues, Shannon ensures learners view the AFA Library’s resources and services as integral to their creative research practices. She develops and assesses reference, instruction, workshops, and other programming that facilitate exploration, experimentation, and informed reflection.

Collection Stewardship Shannon uses data-driven evaluation and antiracist-motivated methods to create and maintain general and special collections of architecture, heritage conservation, landscape architecture, fine arts and art history, and design. By encouraging critical engagement with the collections, she advances learner development of visual and information literacies.


Master of Library and Information Science, Drexel University

Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art at Temple University

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Fine Arts & Design

I can help you with...

  • Citation Management & Tools
  • Instruction
  • Reference Assistance
  • Research Strategies