I’m Robin Camille Davis. I am a User Experience Librarian at NC State University Libraries, where I coordinate content strategy, advocate for accessible practices, and conduct user research. Previously, I was the Emerging Technologies & Online Learning Librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). I regularly present my work at library science, humanities, and tech conferences. I earned my MA in Computational Linguistics from the Graduate Center at CUNY and my MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where I was a Data Curation for the Humanities Fellow.
Summary of CV
- 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
- NC State University: Raleigh, NC, 2019–present. User Experience Librarian. (Faculty member, non-tenure track.)
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice: New York, NY, 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.
- Scholarly Technology Group at Brown University (Center for Digital Scholarship): Providence, RI, 2008-10. Student employee: UI and graphic designer.
Recognition & awards
- Movers & Shakers Award—Library Journal, 2022. Innovators category. Award announcement
- Elizabeth S. Burnette Team Achievement Award—NC State University Libraries, 2021. Awarded to the Temporary Access to Chapters Online (TACO) Team.
- PSC-CUNY Research Award, Traditional “A” Grant–2017-18. “Writing Against the Machine: Toward Stylometric Obfuscation”
- 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
- 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”
- Web & UX
- Accessible, responsive user interface design
- CMS: Drupal, WordPress, CollectiveAccess, LibGuides, Jekyll, Flask
- Writing: Content strategy, digital copy, micro-content
- Designing: Wireframing, interactive prototyping with Figma
- Version control: Git
- Web analytics: Google Analytics
- User research
- Onsite and remote usability testing
- Diary studies, interviewing, surveys, participatory prototyping, card sorting
- Coordinating studies and writing engaging reports
- Code & markup
- Python: text processing, NLP, machine learning, API-powered projects
- Document analysis, encoding, processing, & representation
- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
- Video editing and screencasting
- Javanese gamelan
- French (proficient reading, basic conversation)
- Italian (basic reading)