Lindsay Davis


Lindsay Davis

MLIS 2011
Instruction Librarian
University of California Merced
Merced, CA USA

What I am doing now.

My job is instruction-specific. We have a close-knit instruction team at UC Merced. I am involved in all aspects of teaching research instruction–from planning lessons and designing tools and activities to an assessment of our instructional sessions at UC Merced. We also work in collaboration with other programs on campus that help students with their academic success, whether by offering workshops or participating in orientations and a variety of other outreach events. I also assist students, staff, and faculty with reference questions via email, chat, and in-person. While we don’t have a physical reference desk, but library users can drop into our offices or make an appointment. I also serve as the liaison for public health, business, and economics. My job description actually reflects what I do, which isn’t always true of all library jobs I have held in the past.

The duties in my job description include: collaborate with faculty, programs, and campus partners to develop students’ information literacy skills; design and teach in-person library research instruction; develop and implement best practices for creating LibGuides and reusable learning objects; create and update teaching materials and tools; prepare and implement assessment strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of library instruction on student learning; share expertise around instructional methods and the scholarship of teaching & learning with colleagues; provided reference services for students, faculty, and staff, both in-person, and digitally; and contribute to and participate in outreach events to effectively communicate and promote library services and resources; and participates as a library liaison to communicate library services to faculty.

What are the most valuable skills that I use in my job?

How do you use what you learned at the iSchool? What skills/knowledge/experience most surprised you as being useful at your job?

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