davisHi! I’m Davis.

I’m currently working as Program Manager – Technology, Culture, & Libraries at Metropolitan New York Library Council, a New York City-based studio where libraries and archives come together to learn, share ideas, and collaborate.

My work focuses on understanding the impact of technology on culture at large, translating these challenges into real solutions for library staff. I do this through a healthy mix of project management, instruction design, and event planning.

I am project manager 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 investigates topics like the impact of capitalism on libraries, the goals and methods behind disinformation, and the cultural ecosystem that divides upstate New York from the economic engine that is New York City.

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’m a 2016 Mozilla Web Literacy Leader, a 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a 2012 SLA Rising Star. I am currently working toward a Certificate in Learning Design from New York University.

Updated November 2018