Robin Camille Davis is a User Experience Librarian at NC State University Libraries, where she coordinates content strategy, advocates for accessible practices, and conducts user research. Previously, she was the Emerging Technologies & Online Learning Librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). She regularly presents her work at library science, humanities, and tech conferences. She earned her MA in Computational Linguistics from the Graduate Center at CUNY and her MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she was a Data Curation for the Humanities Fellow.
- MA 2016, CUNY Graduate Center, Computational Linguistics
- MLIS 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, GSLIS
- Data Curation for the Humanities Fellow 2010-11
- AB 2010, Brown University, English Literature
- Focus in early modern and medieval periods
- Spring 2009, Université Paris-Sorbonne, courses in art history and culinary geography
- North Carolina State University: Raleigh, 2019–present. User Experience Librarian.
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice: New York City, 2012–19. Emerging Technologies & Online Learning Librarian.
- Assistant Professor 2016–19, 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 University (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.
- CMS: Drupal, WordPress, CollectiveAccess, Jekyll, Omeka
- Technical: Python, Git, XML
- NLP: classification, prediction, NLTK, Scikit-learn
- Creative: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; bookbinding; Javanese gamelan
- Standards: familiar with Dublin Core, TEI, and other schemata
- Languages: French (proficient reading, basic conversation); Spanish (basic)
Recognition & awards
- PSC-CUNY Research Award, Traditional “A” Grant–2017-18. “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, 2014, and 2013. Funding for student activities
- Early Modern Digital Agendas—Folger Institute, Washington, DC
- 2013: Three-week NEH institute with stipend
- 2014: Two-day NEH seminar and reunion
- 2016: Three-day NEH seminar and reunion
- 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”
- Davis appointed User Experience Librarian, NC State University Libraries staff news, Feb. 2019
- Interviewed about my thesis on the Indoor Voices podcast, Feb. 2018
- Various articles in Classified Information, John Jay Library’s biannual newsletter, 2012–19
- 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), 2014–19
- Interviewed on The Setup blog, Dec. 2012
- Profiled in GSLIS Alumni Newsletter (PDF), spring 2012
- Day of DH blogs: 2012, 2014