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Dr. Lynn Akin Lynn Akin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Studies

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1997, Texas Woman’s University
Library Science

M.L.S., 1991, Texas Woman’s University
Library Science

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Woman’s University


  • Master’s level courses: LS 5013 Information Organization and Retrieval, LS 5003 Collection Development, LS 5833 Information Ethics, LS 5643 Literacy Programs,  Online Information Retrieval, LS 6723 Critical Inquiry, LS 5843 Practicum
  • Advises an average of 50 MLS students each semester
  • Nominated for Texas Woman's University Faculty Award for Distinction in Service, 2014
  • Received COPE Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Sponsorship, 2013
  • Named COPE Outstanding Professor, 2007


  • Editors’ Choice Open Access selection, Academic Exchange Quarterly. Bridges over Transactional Waters. Summer 2014.
  • Bridges over Transactional Waters. 2014. Academic Exchange Quarterly 18, 2:40-46.
  • Hawaii International Conference on Education. 2014. Whose Rubric is it? Online Rubrics and Rubric Ownership. January 5-8, 2014. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) International conference. 2012. Voices of Change: Student opinions and online course changes. October 24-27, 2012. Hamilton, Canada.
  • ISSOTL. Voices of Change: Student opinions and online course changes. Research on Teaching & Learning: Integrating Practices. Published refereed abstract. 2012. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, p. 157. 
  • United States Distance Learning Association National Conference. 2012. Teaching ethics online. April 29 to May 4, 2012. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Texas Distance Learning Association Annual Conference. 2012. Just ask: Research, student opinions, and the DE instructor. Texas Distance Learning Association. April 16-18, 2012. Dallas, Texas. 
  • United States Distance Learning Association annual conference. 2010. Choices, Assignments, and Anonymity in Online Learning: Research and Practice. May 2-5, 2010. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Editors’ Choice Open Access selection, AEQ. 2010. Online learners, choices, and assignments. These articles are selected and awarded by the AEQ reviewers. Available at



  • President, Phi Kappa Phi, TWU chapter, 2011-2013
  • Phi Kappa Phi, TWU chapter. Awarded Chapter of Excellence, 2012. One of only 19 chapters in the U.S., out of more than 300 domestic chapters.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, TWU Chapter. Awarded Chapter of Merit, 2011-2012
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Love of Learning Committee, 2010-2012
  • FPAC chair, SLIS, 2011-2012
  • Received the TWU Fifteen Year Service pin and recognition, 2013
  • Awarded the 2012 TWU Faculty Travel grant
  • Member of the TWU Graduate Faculty, full status

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