Michael-Wallace Davis Jr.
Collection Development & Acquisitions Manager, Alameda County Library System
Michael-Wallace Davis Jr. is the Collection Development & Acquisitions Manager for the Alameda County Library System. In his role, Davis has focused on broadening and diversifying the collection. He has worked to achieve equitable access by re-examining the Collection Development Policy, purchasing materials from local businesses to add local authors to the broader collection, and adding materials from emerging new voices that have traditionally been silenced in libraries.
Prior to his employment with Alameda County Library, Davis worked as a Branch Manager with the Arlington Public Library in the Washington D.C. Metro area. He also worked at various University libraries, including time as the Access Services Weekend Manager for Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library, and as a Reference librarian for the University of Nevada-Reno.
He is a proud alumnus of Winston-Salem State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications. Davis earned his Master of Library and Information Science degree from The University of North Carolina- Greensboro, in 2013. In 2020, we obtained his Master of Business Administration, from Strayer University. Davis aspires to own and operate in his own business in the future and is a writer fiction. He is currently finishing up his first novel, with hopes to adapt it into a screenplay.
Davis was born and reared in Rural NC and is a 2nd generation librarian. He acknowledges his mother for his cultivation of love and passion for Librarianship.