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Robert Sebek

Discovery Services Specialist


B.S. Physics/Mathematics, Wake Forest University (1990).

Professional experience

Virginia Tech Libraries Webmaster (2006-present)

  • Oversight of library websites and catalog
  • Serve as chair of library web team
  • Write style guide and editing procedure manual
  • Responsible for some sections of university website
  • Configure and train staff on Summon discovery service
  • Serve on reference and instruction teams

Library classroom manager (2000-2006)

  • Maintain hardware and software in multiple library classrooms
  • Serve as primary support staff to the library's instruction program
  • Teach freshman-level information literacy classes
  • Provide faculty training sessions on library resources and services

Manager of the New Media Center

  • Maintain hardware and software of high-end multimedia lab
  • Supervise and train 40 student lab assistants
  • Provide faculty training sessions on multimedia software

Presentations and publications

Areas of expertise

  • Ensemble: Virginia Tech's content management system
  • Resource records: Creation, editing, display, search
  • Summon: Search, display, access issues
  • Addison (III Sierra): Display, search, error reports
  • EZProxy (Off Campus Sign In): Access issues, database configuration, user blocks, alumni version
  • Mac OS support: EndNote, Zotero, browser issues
  • Google Analytics: Custom reports, non-traditional uses
    Robert Sebek