Roberto Arteaga

Instruction and Reference Librarian

Office Location:Mortvedt Library - Room 102

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Assistant Professor


  • MA, Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, 2014
  • BA, Economics & Management, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2009

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • FYEP
  • International Honors
  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


  • The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Chapters Chapters Visions of the Possible: A Critical Pedagogical Praxis for Information Literacy Instruction. (ACRL TBD)
  • Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners. Chapters Chapters Welcome to Your Library: How an Orientation Can Set Up International Students for Academic Success. (ACRL TBD)

Selected Presentations

  • Critical Library and Pedagogy Symposium, Design Thinking in an Hour? Or, Design Thinking: A Cautionary Tale., University of Arizona (11/2018)
  • LOEX, Charting the Library Firmament: Transforming Teaching to Create Meaningful Learning Experiences for Students., Lexington, KY (05/2017)


Roberto is an Instruction and Reference Librarian at Pacific Lutheran University. His research interests include critical information literacy, instructional design, and e-learning. Off work, he listens to a lot of music and tries to find time to play video games, watch anime, and read.