Texas Tech University

Ian Barba, B.A. , M.S.

Associate Librarian
Research, Instruction & Outreach

Email: ian.barba@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-5441

Room Number: M108
ORCID: 0000-0003-2691-8453
Scopus: 55965352400

Barba, Ian - TTU Libraries


Ian Barba received his B.A. in English from TTU in 2004, and his M.S. in Library Science from UNT in 2008. Since joining the Texas Tech University Libraries in 2009, he has focused on improving library services and instruction. His research interests include instructional technology, distance education, and embedded librarianship.

Selected Publications & Presentations


  • Barba, I. (2017). Problematic Fave: Gendered Stereotypes in the Arkham Video Game Series. In S. Barba, & J.M. Perrin (Eds.) The Joke's On You: Essays on 20 Years of Harley Quinn. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company.
  • Vardeman, K., & Barba, I. (2014). Reference in 160 characters or less: The role of text     messaging in virtual reference services. Internet Reference Services Quarterly.
  • Barba, I., Cassidy, R., De Leon, E., & Williams, B. J. (2013). Web Analytics Reveal User Behavior: TTU Libraries' Experience with Google Analytics. Journal of Web Librarianship 7(4), 389-400.
  • Barba, I., Brewer, J., & Swinford, B. (2013). Stereoscopic 3D: Going Beyond Texas Tech University Libraries' 3D Animation Lab. In K. Nettleton, & L. Lennex (Eds.) Cases on 3D Technology Application and Integration in Education (pp. 258-287). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.


  • LaTeX for Beginners: Pre-Conference Workshop, Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, May 2019
  • The Ascendance of Harley Quinn: Essays on DC's Enigmatic Villain: Panel Discussions, November 2017, January 2018
  • Using Google Analytics to Assess Website Use: Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, April 2015; Lubbock Public Library, Lubbock, TX, September 2015
  • Holding a Focus Group to Improve Your Library: Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX, April 2013