Robin Naughton

Robin Naughton

Interim Deputy Chief Librarian, Web and Digital Services Librarian, Assistant Professor
Administration, Web and Digital Services



    • Ph.D. in Information Science.  Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics.
    • MA and BFA in English. Brooklyn College, CUNY.


Robin is Assistant Professor, Web and Digital Services Librarian for the Queens College Library (QCL). She has responsibility for the QCL website and the digital services infrastructure for the library.

Robin is an experienced user-centered researcher, technologist, digital librarian, and educator with over 20 years of experience designing, developing, and managing interactive products throughout all phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC) and across multiple platforms (web, mobile, tablet, interactive whiteboard, etc.), including online courses created for public and state libraries, the transition of print to eBooks, interactive whiteboard products for students and teachers learning and teaching English, and elearning courses for test preparation. Her research focuses on human-computer interaction (HCI) and mental models, specifically how to design interactive systems that are useful, easy to use, and enjoyable.

Prior to her current position, Robin ran the digital program for the New York Academy of Medicine Library, where she built a digital lab to digitized rare books and manuscripts and developed the Digital Collections and Exhibits website to share digitized collections.

Subject Liaison To

    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics

Research Areas

    • User Experience
    • User Interface Design
    • Mental Models
    • Digital Divide


    • LIBR 170: Writing and Library Research Methods – History of the Web

Selected Publications and Links



    • Aloia, D., & Naughton, R. (2023). The GreyLit Report: Understanding the Challenges of Finding Grey Literature [Video]. GreyNet International.
    • Naughton, R., & Grafe, M. (2020, May 7). Reach Out and Rethink: User Feedback and the Medical Heritage Library. Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences (LAMPHHS), 2020 Virtual Program.
    • Naughton, R. (2018, November 16). Beyond a Scan: Exploring the process of digitizing and sharing rare books and manuscripts. SciViz NYC, Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1470 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029.
    • Palmer, M., Tolbert, T., Felix, E., & Naughton, R. (2023, March 6). Trending in Education: Learning Trends March Madness 2023 [Panel]. South by Southwest Education (SXSW EDU), Austin, TX.
    • Xu, Q., & Naughton, R. (2023, February 3). Data Visualization: Using Tableau to Analyze Library Website Usage Data [Conference Presentation]. State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA) Midwinter Virtual Conference, Online.