Legal Research Course, Adelphi University (1989)
M.S. Education, Adelphi University (1988)
M. L. S., C. W. Post (1985)
B. S., Adelphi University (1980)
The promotion of information literacy skills is an important factor of my professionalism. I enjoy working and collaborating with the teaching faculty and students in the dissemination of informational resources to support the curriculum.
I am also considered a respected Toni Morrison scholar because of my extensive research into the work and life of the first African American Nobel Laureate (1993) for Literature.
Non-academic, but interesting that my contributions to the Toni Morrison Society, as well as my scholarship on the literary contributions of the Nobel Laureate has resulted in personal invitations to her 70th, 75th and 80th honored birthday parties...
In addition, many find the complexities of legal and government document research daunting. However, working with faculty and students to broaden their understanding of legal documents, citation analysis and judicial systems is something that I I truly enjoy. For example, the 1993 article, "Legal Research and the Democratic System" was an outflow of my interest in the subject and how that knowledge was used for my professional development.
As a librarian/researcher, giving voice to historical African American figures of the 17th, 18th and 19th century is also one of my professionally developed passions. I am often invited to contribute to biographical publications that highlight the accomplishments of unsung heroes.
Information Literacy classes for:
Freshman Orientation Research Experience (FORE)
Writing & Rhetoric (ABLE)
Expository Writing (ABLE)
Freshman Composition (ENG)
Business Communication (BUS)
Capstone II (ABLE)
Also serve as embedded librarian in
online ABLE courses
African American History
Specialist in embedded library assignments for distance education
African American Historical Biographical Research (seventeenth & eighteenth centuries)
Toni Morrison, African American Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor, and professor.
Invited literary contributor to the the festscripft in honor of Morrison's 80th Birthday Celebration at the Library of Congress
I am also a charter member and former newsletter bibliographer for the Toni Morrison Author Society.
Roberson, Gloria Grant (2003). World of Toni Morrison: Guide to characters and places in her novels. Greenwood Publishing.
Schroeder, Carol & Roberson, Gloria (1994). Guide to publishing opportunities for librarians. NY: Haworth Press.
Roberson, Gloria Grant (1993), Legal research and the democratic process. Reference Service Expertise, 40, 63-71.
Roberson, Gloria Grant (1991), Librarian and academic freedom. Library Journal, 116 (3), Case Study.
Roberson, Gloria Grant (1988), Libraries and adult education: A historical view. Lifelong Learning, 12 (2), 15-18.
Gloria G. Roberson (2005, August). Women in Toni Morrison's Work. Roosevelt Public Library.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
Roberson, G. G. (1993). Thomas B. Dyett (1886 -1971). Dictionary of American Biography. Supp. 9, NY: Scribner & Sons, 250-51.
Roberson, G. G. (1998). Benjamin Mays (1894-1984). Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: Notable Americans who died 1981-1985. N.Y: Scribner & Sons, 555-57.
Roberson, G.G. (1999). Clarence M. Pendleton (1930-1988). Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Lives: Notable Americans who died between 1986 – 1990. 2, NY: Scribner & Sons, 687-89.
Roberson, G. G. (2002). Pearl Eileen Primus (1919-1994). Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Lives: Notable Americans who died 1994-1996. NY: Scribner’ & Sons, 4. 424-26.
Roberson, G. G. (2004) Operation PUSH. Encyclopedia of Black Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 403-405.
Roberson, G. G. (2004). Underground railroad. Encyclopedia of Black Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 454-56.
Roberson, G. G. (2006). Richard T. Greener (1844-1922). Encyclopedia of African American history (1619 – 1895: From the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass. NY: Oxford U. Press, 120-21.
Roberson, G. G. (2006). Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Encyclopedia of African American History (1619 – 1895) : From the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass. NY: Oxford U. Press, 430-31.
Roberson, G. G. (2006). George Bradburn (1806-1880). Encyclopedia of African American History (1619 – 1895): From the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass.NY: Oxford U. Press, 202-03.
Roberson, G. G. (2006) George Washington Williams (1849-1891). Encyclopedia of African American
History (1619 – 1895) : From the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass. NY: Oxford U. Press, 444-45.
Roberson, G. G. (2006)Canada. Encyclopedia of African American History (1619 – 1895) : From the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass. NY: Oxford U. Press, 232-36.
Roberson, G. G. (2006), Joice Heth (1674 - ???). African American National Biography. W. E. B. DuBois Institute - Harvard U. Project. Oxford U. Press, 212-13.
Roberson, G. G. (2006). Quamino Buccau (1762-1850). African American National Biography (W. E. B. DuBois Institute- Harvard Univ. Project). Oxford U. Press, 37-38.
Honors and Accomplishments
2003 - Toni Morrison Society's Bench By the Road Award for Service
2005 - Toni Morrison Society's Bench By the Road Award for Service
American Library Associatiom (ALA), Member of Black Caucus of ALA
Site Evaluator, Commission on Higher Education (Middle States) Domestic and
International site visits to:
Switzerland, Egypt, Puerto Rico
Served as Middle States Evalulation pre-visit consultant for Burough of Manhattan Community College - A Phillip Randolph Memorial Library (CUNY), March, 2009
National Council of Women/UN, 2002 - 2005