Jennifer Nason Davis

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209 Hatcher North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205
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Librarian for Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics


As the University Library's subject specialist for anthropology and archaeology, I provide library instruction and I purchase research materials in the fields of anthropology and archaeology to support the Department of Anthropology and the Museum of Anthropology.  As of January 2014 I am also serving as the subject specialist for linguistics.  I am available to meet with faculty and students to assist with research needs. 



My educational background includes an M.Phil. in English Studies from Oxford University (1990), an M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College (1985) and a B.A. in English & History from Hampshire College (1981).

I have been with the University of Michigan since 2000.  Prior professional positions were at the University of Hong Kong Libraries, the State Library of Massachusetts, law firm Johnston Stokes & Master, and the Boston Conservatory. As a librarian I have worked in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, social work, government documents and law.  I also have worked extensively with music and audio-visual materials.  I was Head of the U-M Social Work Library from 2005-2009.  In 2010-2011 I served as Chair of the ACRL Anthropology & Sociology Section.


In addition to being the subject specialist for anthropology, archaeology and linguistics, I serve as the Coordinator of Social Science Collections.  In this capacity, I share responsibility for the overall collections of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, with particular responsibility for the social sciences.  I am also chair the Social Sciences E-Team, a standing committee that evaluates and selects electronic resources in the social sciences.