Robin Camille Davis is the Emerging Technologies & Online Learning Librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), where she leads web projects in the library and supports information literacy instruction in online classes. She has given presentations internationally at library and humanities conferences. She earned her MA in Computational Linguistics from CUNY Graduate Center and her MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she was a Data Curation for the Humanities fellow. Her research interests include web preservation, digital literacy, and textual analysis through machine learning.
- MA 2016, CUNY Graduate Center, Computational Linguistics
- MLIS 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, GSLIS
- Data Curation for the Humanities Fellow 2010-11
- BA 2010, Brown University, English Literature with focus in early modern and medieval periods
- Courses in art history and culinary geography, Université Paris-Sorbonne, spring 2009
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice: NYC, 2012–present. Emerging Technologies & Online Learning Librarian.
- Assistant Professor 2016–present, Instructor 2012-16.
- Data Curation Education Program—Humanities: Champaign, IL, 2010-12. Research assistant.
- Smithsonian Institution Archives, Digital Services: Washington, DC, 2011. Web preservation intern.
- Center for Multimedia Excellence: Champaign, IL, 2010. Media preservation survey coordinator.
- Scholarly Technology Group at Brown (Center for Digital Scholarship): Providence, RI, 2008-10. UI and graphic designer.
- Carlsbad City Library (CA), Providence Public Library (RI), Mahomet Village Library (IL): 2010-12. Internships.
- Web systems: Drupal, WordPress, CollectiveAccess, Jekyll, Omeka
- Technical: Python, Git, XML
- Data: relational database design, logical modeling
- NLP: classification, prediction, NLTK, Scikit-learn
- Linguistics: semantics, syntax, morphology, historical
- Minicomputing: Raspberry Pi, Arduino
- Creative: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; bookbinding; Javanese gamelan
- Standards: familiar with Dublin Core, TEI, and other schemata
- Human languages: French (proficient reading, panicked speaking); Spanish (basic); Old & Middle English (academic interest)
Recognition & awards
- PSC-CUNY Research Award, Traditional “A” Grant–2017. “Writing Against the Machine: Toward Stylometric Obfuscation”
- Online/Digital Teaching Seminar–John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2016. Funded faculty development program
- Faculty-Student Engagement Program–John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2016. Funding for student activity.
- Early Modern Digital Agendas—Folger Institute, DC, 2016. Three-day NEH seminar and reunion
- Faculty-Student Engagement Program–John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2014. Funding for student activity.
- Early Modern Digital Agendas—Folger Institute, DC, 2014. Two-day NEH seminar and reunion
- CUNY Professional Reassignment Leave—2013
- Faculty-Student Engagement Program–John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2013. Funding for student activity.
- Early Modern Digital Agendas—Folger Institute, DC, 2013. Three-week NEH institute with stipend
- Digital Humanities 2012 travel scholarship—Hamburg, 2012. Through GSLIS
- JCDL 2012 travel scholarship—Washington, DC, 2012. Through GSLIS
- iConference 2012 travel scholarship—Toronto, 2012. Through GSLIS
- Data Curation in the Humanities Fellowship—2010-11. Through GSLIS (IMLS funding)
- T.W. Baldwin Book Collecting Contest Prize—2011. For “An Assemblage of Abecedaries.”
- Margaret B. Stillwell Book Collecting Contest Prize—2010. For “A Catalogue of Dictionaries”
- 2017–present Technology Advisory Committee (John Jay)—member, appointed
- 2017–present Curriculum Committee (John Jay Library)—member
- 2017–present Library Department newsletter, Classified Information—Editor
- 2016–present University Faculty Senate Library & Information Technology Committee (CUNY)—member
- 2016–present Research Advisory Committee (John Jay)—member
- 2015–2015 John Jay 2020: John Jay Online Committee (John Jay)—member, appointed
- 2013–2015 Social Media Committee (John Jay Library)—chair
- 2013–present Assessment Committee (John Jay Library)—member
- 2012–present Web Committee (John Jay Library)—chair, appointed
- 2012–present Faculty Senate Technology Committee (John Jay)—member, appointed
- 2013–2015 Emerging Technologies Committee (LACUNY)—chair, appointed
- 2013–2014 John Jay at 50: Exhibit Committee (John Jay)—member
- 2013–2014 Space Committee (John Jay Library)—member
- 2012–2013 Online Education Advisory Committee (John Jay)—member, appointed
- 2011–2012 ALA Student Chapter Lecture Committee—chair, elected
ACRL (and ACRL/NY), LITA, MLA, ACH, LACUNY, Beta Phi Mu
- Interviewed about my thesis on the Indoor Voices podcast, Feb. 2018
- Code, Drink, Talk: Crown Heights & Prospect Heights meetup founder & organizer (founded 2017)
- Code, Drink, Talk: Bushwick meetup founder (800+ members; founded 2013)
- CollectiveAccess User Group NYC, special interest group founded 2014 and organized with the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
- Research Data Management guide, spring 2013 & ongoing
- Interviewed on The Setup blog, Dec. 2012
- Various articles in Classified Information, John Jay Library’s biannual newsletter, beginning fall 2012
- Profiled in GSLIS Alumni Newsletter (PDF), spring 2012
- Day of DH blogs: 2012, 2014
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