Robert Janke

Associate Chief Librarian, Research and Administration

Library Services, Library Administration
Other Titles: Nursing Librarian
Office: LIB241
Phone: 250.807.9109

Research Summary

Robert’s research interests include librarians’ roles on research teams, survey design as it relates to response rates, and information literacy and evidence-based nursing practice.


BA University of British Columbia, 1996, MLIS University of British Columbia, 1998

Selected Publications & Presentations

For a list of publications please visit my Google Scholar profile.


Robert is the liaison librarian for Nursing as well as the Associate Chief Librarian (ACL), Research and Administration. As ACL Robert is responsible for the daily operational management of the UBC Okanagan Campus Library. He also ensures that the development of library services and policies meet the needs of faculty and students.


The UBC Okanagan Library is launching the fifth season of its podcast, Frequencies. This season explores the topic of community and features interviews with faculty, students, and community members who engage with their communities in various ways.

Donna Langille, Community Engagement Librarian, unpacks the theme of community:

“The goals for this season are to highlight the community-engaged work that is being done between UBCO and the wider community, and to celebrate the positive outcomes—the relationships and partnerships that have grown from these projects. For people who are interested in community engagement but don’t know where to start, these episodes offer both lessons and inspiration.”

In the first episode, Poetry and pollinators: Engaging the community through art, Donna Langille talks with Nancy Holmes, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. In this episode, Nancy Holmes discusses her work as a community-engaged artist and the innovative projects that she has worked on with her students.

Listen to the full episode here:

Or, read a full transcript here.