Robin C. Davis

Robin C. Davis

Portrait of Professor Davis leaning on a railing in the New Building
Assistant Professor
Phone number: 
(212) 237-8261
Website URL: 
Room number: 
12003T

Education

  • MA 2016 CUNY Graduate Center, Computational Linguistics
  • MLIS 2012 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Data Curation for the Humanities Fellow
  • BA 2010 Brown University, English Literature

Bio

Robin C. Davis is the Emerging Technologies & Online Learning Librarian and an Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), where she leads web projects at Lloyd Sealy Library. Her research interests include digital literacy, machine-aided writing, and textual analysis through machine learning. She consults with faculty regarding digital learning, designs student-centered outreach events and activities, and provides reference across a wide range of subjects. She earned her MA in Computational Linguistics from CUNY Graduate Center and her MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she was a Data Curation for the Humanities fellow. Robin writes the “Internet Connection” column for Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian. She has given presentations internationally at library and humanities conferences.

Publications

Davis, R. “Escape the Library! Introducing First-Year and Transfer Students to a College Library With a Mystery From Our Special Collections” (2018). (Manuscript submitted for publication.)

Davis, R. “The LMS and the Library (Internet Connection column).” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 36.1 (2018). Web.
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Davis, R. “APIs and Libraries (Internet Connection column).” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 35.4 (2017): 192–195. Web.
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Davis, R. “The Future of Web Citation Practices (Internet Connection column).” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 35.3 (2016): 128-134. Web.
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Davis, R. “Hackathons for Libraries and Librarians (Internet Connection column).” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 35.2 (2016): 87–91. Web.
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Davis, R., and Eaton, M. “Make a Twitter Bot in Python: Iterative Code Examples.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (Blueprints section). 12 Apr 2016.
» Access: Link (open access)

Davis, R. “Git and GitHub for Librarians (Internet Connection column).” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 34.3 (2015): 151–164. Web.
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Research interest

  • natural language processing
  • natural language generation
  • digital literacy
  • data curation
  • digital preservation
  • book history
  • privacy
  • digital humanities