The David G. Robinson Student Award is named for the former Systems Librarian who was instrumental in establishing and growing the Walker Library’s technological presence. From humble beginnings in a makeshift office in Todd Library, David helped lead the growth of library technology from an early catalog system and a handful of computers to an integrated library system, over 500 desktops, 100 laptops, and an active library presence on the web and in social media.
David Glen Robinson was born in Birmingham, AL, and graduated from the University of Mississippi and the University of Alabama. David made significant contributions to the Walker Library during his twenty-five years of service. He was beloved by his colleagues, respected for his expertise, and recognized for his patience and wit. He particularly valued the students who worked for him whom he fondly referred to as “student flunkies”. He knew the Library was indebted to these key employees who balance school, work and social dimensions to contribute to the library’s role in student education.