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Sara Davidson - Head, User Communication and Instruction: Home



Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS)
School of Library & Information Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver B.C. (2005)

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) University of British Columbia (UBC) at Selkirk College, Castlegar, B.C. (1997)
*Secondary school focus

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) University of British Columbia (UBC) at Okanagan University College, Kelowna, B.C. (1996)
*Concentrations in English and history

Contact Sara Regarding:

  • Scheduling of library research instruction
  • Reference services / research consultations
  • Public Services
  • Assessment
  • Library website content

Professional Interests

  • Teaching & learning
  • Use of technology in teaching
  • Human / computer interaction
  • Usability

Contact Sara

Sara Davidson

UC Merced Library
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

What does Sara really do?

I have a lot of variety in my work.  However, my main responsibilities involve coordinating our instruction sessions for classes, teaching library research skills, working with students to answer research questions, communicating library services, and leading the web team. 

I also have the opportunity to participate in campus groups and activities including the Campus Working Group on Assessment (CWGA) and summer orientations.  The last year and a half, I've enjoyed working with Anne Zanzucchi of the Merritt Writing Program (MWP) to pilot a Writing Center service in the library.  During the pilot we had the opportunity to work with fabulous students who provided peer-to-peer writing consultations. 

Overall, I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues both in the the library and on campus to support student learning and faculty research.

21 June 2016