Robbyn Lanning

Faculty/staff profile



Photograph of Robbyn Lanning



Alan Batey Library & Learning Commons

LLC 145

BFA (Hons), MA, MLIS

Subject areas & specializations:

  • Anthropology
  • Gender Studies
  • Humanities*
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Web Librarian
  • Indigenization & Reconciliation
  • Marketing & Outreach

*Includes: Asia Pacific, Global Studies, History, Philosophy, Religion 

About Robbyn

Robbyn Lanning is a settler-Canadian of Irish heritage, born and presently living and working in lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Kosapsum) and W̱SÁNEĆ territories. She completed Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Arts degrees at the University of Victoria before earning her Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Washington.

Robbyn has worked with information and collections throughout her career – not only as a librarian, but as a photographer, curator, and research administrator. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to collecting and curatorial practice, information ethics, photography and identity, and libraries as spaces of social justice. Robbyn is the recipient of the 2022 BC Library Association Eureka Award for the Going with the Flow menstrual equity initiative.