Hi, I'm the Instruction & Outreach Librarian. I joined the UC Merced Library in June 2016.
I teach research skills; develop digital learning tools, research guides, and lesson plans; and provide help with research. I also communicate about library services and resources to the programs in Student Affairs and help with planning New Student Orientations, Welcome Week, Bobcat Day, Preview Day, etc. I'm also the Public Health and History and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies liaison.
I'm the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and am a native to the Central Valley. I was the first in my family to attend college. I discovered librarianship when I was in college after taking a library resources class, but I didn't think a lot about it until my advisor, a sociologist, recommended I look into library and information science graduate school programs.
Prior to coming to UC Merced, I was a librarian at Merced College. I've also worked as a part-time librarian at CSU Stanislaus and as a bilingual library assistant in the children's and reference departments at the Stanislaus County Library. I also completed a fellowship at the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
Learning how to do academic research is a process, and I love teaching and helping students with their research. Please make an appointment if you need some help or suggestions with your research in English or Spanish.
Davis, L., & Young, C. (2018, July). Integrating intersectionality into library instruction and programming. Presentation at Library Instruction West 2018, Grand Junction, CO.
Hernández, E., Godbey, S., Santiago, A., García, K., & Davis, L. (2016, Aug.). Reading about diversity: Developing and reflecting on inclusive instructional resources. Poster presented at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
Davis, L., Davidson Squibb, S., & McMunn-Tetangco, E. (2017, March 8). Assessing the value of library instruction using Qualtrics online survey software. Poster presented at the Assessment as Research Symposium, Merced, CA.
Davis, L. (Forthcoming). Pass me Smore books, please! Promoting new books at a small community college library. In R.L. Sittler & T. Rogerson (Eds.), Library outreach cookbook. Chicago: American Library Association.
Davis, L. (2018). [Review of the book Video marketing for libraries: A practical guide for librarians, by H.A. Dalal, R. O'Hanlon, & K.L. Yacobucci]. Public Services Quarterly, 14(2), 144-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2018.1449707
Davis, L., Park, J., Dantus, S., Davidson, C., Lafazan, B.C., & Petit, J. (2017, Dec.). Marketing for the beginner: Resources from the ACRL Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group. College & Research Libraries News, 78(11), 612-15. https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.78.11.612
Davis, L., & Kellam, L. (2017, June). Keeping up with...statistical literacy.
Master of Library & Information Science (2011)
School of Information, San José State University
San José, CA
Bachelor of Arts in History, minor in English (2008)
College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, California State University Stanislaus