The William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library, Hampton University
Newport News, Virginia
Tina D. Rollins is an experienced LIS professional with over 20 years within the field. She received her MLS degree from North Carolina Central University. Throughout her career, she has served as a librarian, teacher, speaker and grant writer. Within the field, Tina’s areas of specialization include organizational leadership, management and EDI advocacy. She has successfully written multiple IMLS funded grants for Hampton University’s Harvey Library. These awards include The Hampton University Forum on Minority Recruitment and Retention in the LIS Field and Leading the Charge: Advancing the Recruitment, Retention and Inclusion of People of Color within the Library and Information Science Field.
At Hampton, she has led the library team in creating initiatives to improve information literacy, outreach services and professional development. These efforts have led to increases in library programming, grantsmanship, fundraising and faculty and staff communication. Through collaboration and outreach, the library has been successful in engaging the university community to increase usage of library resources and services.
Tina serves as an adjunct faculty member at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. She is a member of the MLIS Advisory Board for Old Dominion University. Since 2018, Tina has served on the executive board of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance as Treasurer. She has presented at various regional, state and national conferences on topics such as diversity, recruitment, library leadership, change management and grant writing. She has also served as a grant writer and consultant for small businesses and non-profit organizations. Tina holds various memberships in both regional and national organizations within the field. Additionally, she is an adult literacy tutor for Peninsula READS. She currently resides in Newport News, VA with her husband where she enjoys watching movies and bad reality television.