Hello! Great to meet you.
I’m Davis Erin Anderson, but I just go by Davis. I’m currently working at Metropolitan New York Library Council, a New York City-based institution that provides resources and services to over 200 libraries, archives, and museums. Our service area includes New York City and Westchester County.
I am project director for NYC Digital Safety, an NYC-funded program that informs libraries of evergreen topics in data privacy and digital security. I’ve also designed and facilitated a fair number of workshops on topics like data privacy & security, web mechanics, and (human) networking skills for library staff. One of my crowning achievements is seeing my work included in the New York Times.
My symposia series investigated topics like the impact of capitalism on libraries, the goals and methods behind disinformation, and how we as a community make our way toward open access without reifying extant power structures.
I received a Master of Science in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute in 2013, a Master of Music from Western Michigan School of Music in 2005, and a Bachelor of Music Performance from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. I also took a couple of CE courses in learning design in 2018 from NYU’s School of Professional Studies. I’m a 2016 Mozilla Web Literacy Leader, a 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a 2012 SLA Rising Star.
In my free time, I play French horn with community-based orchestras around NYC. It’s the best.
Updated January 2023