Shevon Ardeshir Desai

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209 Hatcher North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Interim Head, Social Sciences and Clark Library; Librarian for Communication, Media and Information Science


As the Librarian for Communication, Media and Information Science, I purchase materials and provide reference and instruction services in support of the research and instructional programs of the Department of Communication & Media and the U-M School of Information (UMSI). I also select materials related to news and general periodicals.


I have a master's degree from the U-M School of Information, and a bachelor's degree in English Literature, along with Policy Studies, from Rice University in Houston, TX.


Research Assistance

I meet regularly with faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate. Please feel free to email me with a question, set up an appointment for a research consultation, have me visit your class regarding library research, or create a library research guide for your class. 

I will have weekly drop-in office hours at North Quad during the winter semester, beginning in February. 

  • Wednesdays, 1-3 pm, NQ 5386

Click here to schedule an appointment outside of office hours (location - Hatcher Room 209)

I am the Interim Head of the Social Sciences and Clark Library team within the library's Research division. I am also a member of the General Reference and Popular Press (GRPP) E-team, and the library's Text and Data Mining Task Force.

Much of my work is interdisciplinary in nature as it crosses between the social sciences and humanities. As a selector for news resources, I have some knowledge about using these resources for text mining. I can consult with researchers about writing data management plans; I regularly assist users in locating various types of data and statistics needed for their research, relevant to my subject areas; I can collaborate with other experts in the library to provide guidance on metadata and documentation for one's research data; and I can provide guidance in the areas of data sharing and preservation, and advise researchers on appropriate repositories.