Shevon Ardeshir Desai

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Phone
734-764-1313

Office
209 Hatcher North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Google Talk
shevonad@umich.edu
Communication and Information Studies Librarian

About

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

Background

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.

Responsibilities

I am a part of the Social Sciences 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. 

Research Assistance

I meet regularly with faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate. Please feel free to contact 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. 

Office Hours - Fall 2017

I will hold weekly office hours at North Quad, starting in October

  • UMSI: Mondays, 1:00-3:00 PM, NQ 1282 (beginning October 9th)
  • Communication Studies: Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM, NQ 5386 (beginning October 11th)