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Ryan Roberts: Professor / Librarian

I've been at Lincoln Land Community College since August 2000.  As a faculty librarian, I'm responsible, among other things, for instructing students about information fluency, answering research questions at the reference desk, providing guidance in collection development, and serving on campus-wide committees. 


A.S., Lincoln Land Community College (1993)

B.A. in English, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (1995)

M.S. in Library & Information Science
, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois (1997)

Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.), Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois (1999)

M.A. in English, University of Illinois at Springfield (2011)

Certificate in Special Collections, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois (2012)


In addition to working in the library, I teach for LLCC's Arts & Humanities department. Courses I have taught include:

LIT 111: Introduction to Novels
LIT 201: Survey of English Literature
LIT 220: Literary Masterpieces
HUM 101 (Introduction to the Humanities)

Web Design:

Julian Barnes Website ( I maintain the official website for the British author Julian Barnes. His works include Flaubert's Parrot, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, and the New York Times Bestselling Arthur & George. I am co-editor with Vanessa Guignery of Conversations with Julian Barnes (University Press of Mississippi, 2009).  Ms. Guignery and I interviewed Mr. Barnes in April 2007, and the conversation was published as the final interview of the collection.

Ian McEwan Website ( I also maintain the official website for British author Ian McEwan. His works include Enduring Love, On Chesil BeachSaturday, the Booker Prize winning Amsterdam. His internationally award winning novel Atonement was made into a film starring Keira Knightley.  I am also the editor of Conversations with Ian McEwan (University Press of Mississippi, 2010), which also concludes with a new interview I conducted with McEwan in June 2008.

James Fenton Website ( Since the summer of 2005, I have maintained the website of British poet and critic James Fenton.  Fenton was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 1994, and in 2007 was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

Hermione Lee Website ( In 2006, I became webmaster for Hermione Lee, lecturer, critic, and biographer of Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, and Edith Wharton.  As of October 2008, Lee is serving as President of Wolfson College Oxford.

Ian Hamilton Website ( I designed and maintain the official website of poet, critic, biographer, and editor Ian Hamilton.  The site was developed in consultation with the Ian Hamilton Estate and has been fully operational since Summer 2009.


Book Publications:

Conversations with Julian Barnes, edited by Vanessa Guignery & Ryan Roberts (UP Mississippi, 2009) Conversations with Ian McEwan, edited by Ryan Roberts (UP Mississippi, 2010) John Fuller and the Sycamore Press, compiled & edited by Ryan Roberts (Bodleian Library & Oak Knoll Press, 2010) 

 My complete vita is posted on the Julian Barnes Website.

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