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EDUCATION
University of California, Los Angeles, 2017
Doctor of Philosophy, Information Studies
Dissertation: Articulating Composite Taxonomies: Epistemology and the Global Unification of Biodiversity Databases
Committee: Dr. Johanna Drucker (Chair),  Dr. Geoffrey Bowker, Dr. Jonathan Furner, Dr. Christopher Kelty

University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
Masters of Library & Information Science (MLIS)
Specialization in History of the Book, Print & Visual Culture
Advisor: Dr. Johanna Drucker, Bernard & Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography

Antioch University, Los Angeles, 2008
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing (Concentration in Poetry)
Advisors: Molly Bendall, MFA; Jim Daniels, MFA; Reginald Shepherd, MFA

University of California, Los Angeles, 2003
Bachelor of Arts, English (American Literature and Culture)
Minor in Anthropology (Biological Emphasis)
Advisor: Dr. Lowell Gallagher, Department of English

SELECTED REFEREED/INVITED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Montoya, Robert D. “Boundary Objects/Boundary Staff: Supporting Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 43(3), pp. 216-223. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.acalib.2017.03.001.

Montoya, Robert D. “Advocating for Sustainability: Scaling-Down Library Digital Infrastructure,” Journal of Library Administration, 56:5, 2016.

Montoya, Robert D. “A Classification of Digital Emergence: A Critical Approach to the Production of Digital Objects in Special Collections,” Canadian Journal for Academic Librarianship, 1:1, 1/2016.

Miller, K, Montoya, R.D. Teaching and Learning Los Angeles through Engagement with UCLA Library Special Collections,” Urban Library Journal, 19:1, 8/2013.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Cifor, M., Montoya, R.D. and Ramirez, M.H. (2016). “Developing an Undergraduate Information Studies Curriculum in Support of Social Justice.” iConference 2016 Proceedings (Philadelphia, PA, March 20-23, 2016). * Finalist and Runner-up, Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper Award

REFEREED PANEL & WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION

Hajibayova, L., Kwasnik, B.H., Montoya, R.D., Ridenour, L., Zhitomirsky-Geffet, M. (2017). “Building a Research Agenda for Multi-Perspective Knowledge Representation.” Workshop sponsored by SIG/CR and organized for Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting (Washington, D.C., October 27 – November 1, 2017). 

Leazer, G., Montoya R.D. (2017). “Limits of Infrastructure.” Panel organized for Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting (Boston, MA, August 30-September 2, 2016).

Bowker, G., Montoya R.D. (2016). “New Topologies of Scientific Practice.” Panel organized for Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting (Barcelona, Spain, August 31-September 3, 2016).

SELECTED REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Montoya, R. D. (2017) “On the Necessary Contingency of the Document in Relation to Systems.” Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy (DOCAM) (Bloomington, IN, September 29-30, 2017).

Montoya, R.D. (2017). “Documenting Biodiversity: Information, Libraries, and Professional Ethics.” Paper presented at the Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene (“LAAC17”) Colloquium (New York, NY, May 13-14, 2017).

Montoya, R.D., Erickson, S.R. (2017). “Anachronism in global information systems: the cases of Catalogue of Life and Unicode.” Paper accepted at iConference 2017 (Wuhan, China, March 22-25, 2017) (not presented).

Montoya, R.D. (2016). “On the Functionality of Taxonomic Documents.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy (Denton, Texas, September 30-October 1, 2016).

Montoya, R.D. (2016). “Database Projection: Repositioning Knowledge in Biodiversity Taxonomic Databases.” Paper presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting (Barcelona, Spain, August 31-Septemebr 3, 2016).

Montoya, R.D. (2016). “Articulating Composite Taxonomies: Knowledge Organization and The Catalogue of Life.” Paper presented at the Catalogue of Life Symposium (Heraklion, Crete, Greece, April 14, 2016).

Montoya, R.D. (2016) “Scaling Down: Stewardship of Digital Infrastructures in Special Collections and Archives.” Building Community Archives, Cultural Memory, and the Long-Term Preservation of Digital Counterparts. Paper presented at the Society of California Archivists Annual General Meeting (Santa Rosa, CA, April 7-9, 2016).

Montoya, R.D. (2016). “Global Taxonomic Management: Information and Policy Implications of Federated Database Knowledge Infrastructures.” Research presented at the iConference Doctoral Colloquium (Philadelphia, PA, March 20-23, 2016).

Cifor, M., Montoya, R.D. Ramirez, M. (2016). “Developing an Undergraduate Information Studies Curriculum in Support of Social Justice.” Paper presented at the iConference (Philadelphia, PA, March 20-23, 2016).

Montoya, R.D. (2016). “Patrick Wilson’s Social Epistemology, Infrastructural Inversion, & Information Studies Praxis.” Paper presented at the Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium. (Tucson, AZ, February 25-26, 2016).

INVITED PRESENTATIONS & PANELS: SCHOLARLY WORK

Montoya, R.D. (2017). “The Composition of Consensus: Information, Classification, and Biodiversity,” Paper to be presented at the UCLA Research Library (Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 2017).

Montoya, R. D. (2016). Taxonomic Consensus: Nomenclature, Concepts, and Epistemology in the Biodiversity Sciences.” Presentation at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, as part of Information & Library Science Colloquium Series (Bloomington, IN, November 28, 2016).

Montoya, R. D. (2016). The Composition of Consensus: Biodiversity, Classification, and Information.” Presentation at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, as part of Information & Library Science Colloquium Series (Bloomington, IN, October 25, 2016).

Montoya, Robert D., (panel) “Leaders Wanted: Cultivating Diversity in LIS Education: Fearless Questions and Fierce Conversations: Recruiting and Retaining LIS Doctoral Students of Color”, American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA June 27, 2015.

Montoya, Robert D. “‘Post-Digital’ Scholarship, Hybrid Publishing in Libraries, Archives and Special Collections.” University of California, Los Angeles, Library and Information Studies, December 2, 2014.