ATG Star of the Week: Hilary Davis, Associate Head, Collection Management, North Carolina State University Libraries (and winner of the Swets 2012 Charleston Annual Conference Scholarship)

Name: Hilary Davis
Title:  Associate Head, Collection Management
Organization: North Carolina State University Libraries
Address:  Box 7111; North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-513-0654
Fax: 919-513-1108
Email:  hilary_davis@ncsu.edu
Website: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/staff/hmdavis4/index.php

 

Born and lived: South Carolina à All over the South, Colorado, Missouri à Currently in Raleigh, NC                    

Early life:  Educational training in botany (plant systematics) followed by library science                                         

Professional career and activities              

2003-2004 Master of Library Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
1998-2001 Master of Science in Biology, with focus in Botany (molecular & morphological systematics), University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

  • Organization for Tropical Studies course in tropical plant systematics, Costa Rica
  • Field work conducted in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Cuba
1992-1996 Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors, (Minors: Geology and Chemistry), Guilford College, Greensboro, NC

In my spare time:  Gardening, spending time with my family & friends

Favorite books: The Plant-Book by Mabberley, guides on plants, gardening, and cooking

Most memorable career achievement: In my career as a librarian, I’ve really enjoyed working at the NCSU Libraries!  When I was studying botany, I was lucky to be able to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to collect plant specimens where I learned to climb trees and met some of the most humble and generous people in the world.

(Editor’s note: Hilary is also the winner of the Swets 2012 Charleston Annual Conference Scholarship.)

Goal I hope to achieve five years from now: I’d hope that librarians (myself included) are considered integral to the process of research and scholarship (more than gatekeepers of the end products of scholarship), and that we have robust educational and professional development opportunities to enable us to be continuously and well-trained to build a wealth of successes in that role.

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