Rob Bohall

Rob Bohall, MLIS

Research & Instruction Librarian

Director of Assessment & Institutional Research

Newberg Campus


Born and raised in Virginia, I started at George Fox in August 2011.

What do you do at Fox?

I am a research and instruction librarian, as well as director of assessment.  In the library I am responsible for providing instruction and support related to course curriculum in the sciences, business, sociology, and UG social work.  I also maintain the library website.  My assessment role, which is very part-time, involves helping/nudging all academic and non-academic programs show evidence of quality concerning impact on students.

Education & Experience

MLIS, Library and Information Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BA, Liberal Arts & Sciences (Sociology, Spanish and Geography), Virginia Tech

I've had a dual focus in my career on librarianship and web development.  Past employers included The World Bank, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Western & Southern Financial Group.  I also worked as a land surveyor for a year, which was great.

Expertise & Research Interests

I thrive on working to lower barriers for others.  This happens through instruction, interface design, research assistance, and personal encouragement.

Primary means of doing this include:

  • interface design
  • knowledge sharing
  • effective data and document management
  • optimizing configuration of physical and virtual spaces
  • education
  • promoting simplicity and efficiency

I also have a strong interest in the experience of Catholics, both within the local parish and in non-Catholic spaces.

What is something you'd like to do in the future?

Sky diving is high on my bucket list, and I greatly enjoy traveling and exploring new places.  I'd love to travel to the Holy Land someday, as well as the Vatican.

Beyond the Library

I enjoy running and playing many sports, including soccer, Ultimate, tennis and disc golf.  I am a father of four, and can often be found chopping vegetables in the kitchen or listening to podcasts while walking my dog.