Carolyn Davis, MSLIS
500 Angell St. ▪ Apt. 217 ▪ Providence, RI 02906-4491 ▪ (401) 369 9540 ▪ firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of Qualifications
I am a librarian, an author, and a public speaker. A specialist in development and access issues, I was the first Internet Reference Librarian at the Providence Athenaeum, past Chair of the Resource Center at the Peace Corps headquarters in Jamaica, as well as a facilitator of the Jamaica Coalition on Disability. In these capacities, I conducted Internet and HTML training and survey research for the Athenaeum’s library staff, US Peace Corps Volunteers, and agency directors in Jamaica, respectively. As a researcher and former mediator, I have produced forty publications and presentations in the US, Britain, and Jamaica.
I have experience in Web design and Web 2.0 tools, SQL, PHP, and Adobe Dreamweaver, as well as the use of spreadsheets, including Excel, as well as experience with DACS-compliant finding aids and Blackboard, and significant experience in AACR2, AAT, LCSH, and LC classification.
My first book, How to Write Persuasively Today, was published by Greenwood/ABC-CLIO Publishers in February 2010. I am conducting research for my second. Its topic is physical and psychological access in library communities.
Pending: Eban and the Dolphins, a fable for ‘tweens.
I have edited four manuscripts and numerous dissertations in preparation for publication.
Nalari Health Providence, RI
The Providence Community Library
On-Call Reference Librarian
Provide reference services to patrons through a variety of media Providence, RI
The Watersheds project Providence, RI
Grant researcher and writer
Provide research and writing for project grants
Endangered Species and Wetlands Report Takoma Park, MD
Monitored and maintained links to the back issues of the newsletter
Coordinator, Subscriber Services
Collected and maintained subscriber information using Word Press
Provided information and support to subscribers through the Web page and individually
honors, Awards, and Memberships
Skills and Interests
Proficient in Web design, Web 2.0 tools, Adobe Dreamweaver, SQL, PHP, Excel, and DACS-compliant finding aids
Public speaking and editing
Basic knowledge of Welsh and French
Interests include international relations and development, aviation history, animal husbandry, and classic films
Publications and Presentations
How to Write Persuasively Today for ABC-CLIO/ Greenwood Press. February 2010.
“Jumping in Tandem,” Contemporary American Women: Our Defining Passages (originally titled Milestones for American Women: Our Defining Passages). All Things That Matter Press. Carol Smallwood and Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, eds. 2010. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M6m7PXGQIU.
“Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in Libraries,” for Serving Library Patrons with Disabilities. Rochambeau Library, Providence, RI. March 25, 2010.
“Do You Want to Be an Anthologist?” and “A Research Slice of Life,” for Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook. Carolyn Davis. American Library Association. Chicago, 2009. Carol Smallwood, Editor.
“The ADA and Libraries,” for the Office of Library and Information Services of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI. April 28, 2009.
“The Mobile Librarian,” and “The Story of an Athenaeum Spider,” Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians. McFarland Publishers, Inc. Jefferson, NC 2008. Carol Smallwood, Editor.
“My Career in International Mediation and Research,” Providence, RI, The International Women’s Club, Providence, RI. November 26, 2007.
"Access issues of Jamaica and Wales," Gregynog Hall, Newtown, Wales. May, 2004.
“Combining Careers in Research,” Info Career Trends. vol. 2, no. 3. ISSN 1532-0839 May, 2001
"Tales from Wales," 1-5 (series), Technicalities. vols. 20-21. 2000-2001
"Seatbelt Safety," Deeds Industries, Kingston, Jamaica. April 15, 1999.
"Why Not Drugs?" St. Hugh's Preparatory School, Kingston, Jamaica. May 4, 1998.
"Disability is a Challenge... Or Is It?" Clarendon Group for the Disabled, Clarendon, Jamaica. April 23, 1998.
"Report on the ADA Guidelines," Simmons College, Boston, MA. September 25, 1996.
"Some Experiences of an Internet Researcher," The Audio Visual Librarian. vol. 22, no.2. May, 1996.
"The International Graduate Summer School in England and Wales," Technicalities. vol. 16, no. 2. February, 1996.
"A Report on Access in Sweden for People Who Are Disabled," Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council, September 20, 1988.
Some reviews for The US Review of Books www.theusreview.com:
A Penny for the Violin Man by Eli Rill
Five Star Fraud by Margaret G. Cahill
H2Glo by P.D. Abbey
Howling at the Moon by Steven Mayfield
My Angry Letters by Bonnie Zilinski
Philadelphia Running and Walking by Warwick Ford, Nola Ford
Stolen Gift, The by David Ssembajjo
Wolf Girl, The by Matthew Barron
Worthlessness by Jan Pavel
Turning Up for Life – the lost manuscript by Bill Aronson
Destined to Live, Despite Me by Yolanda Shanks
Café Dulcet by Chiquis Barrón
Holy Spirit by Matthew Crowner
Paris of the North, The by Christian Lloyd
Them Demons is Tricky by Rob Jacik
To Bear Witness by Hal Shearon McBride, Jr.
Turning up for Life by Bill Aronson
If Seen … My Journey Living with Anxiety by Karla Yazzalino
Jade Writing by Imios Archangelis and Miaoyu Lanying
Nurturing Paws by Lynn C. Johnston
Blog: “A Guinea Pig’s Tale,” aguineapigstale.blogspot.com/2010/07/found-in-bookstore.html.
Carolyn Davis and Rebecca Barton, Access Guide. accessguidecardiff-online.blog.com. (removed) As the facilitator of this project, I co-researched and co-authored this physical access guide to Cardiff. The work included my coordinating a team of four for text, photographs, and Web design in 2006.
“Archif Menywod Cymru/The Women’s Archive of Wales,” www.womensarchivewales.org. I coordinated its hosting and loading to the Web in 2005.
“Simmons College,”www.simmons.edu/sociology. I co-designed and loaded the original page to the Web in 1995.
Special Needs Consultant to American University, 2007-2008
The Advisory Committee to the RI Governor’s Commission for the Disabled, 1987-1988
Volunteer in literacy programs, 1986-1996
Recorder for IN-SITE Radio, 1983-1984
Parents and Friends of East Providence Children in Special Education, 1978
Spokesperson for The Easter Seal Society of Rhode Island, 1977-1985