I’m Lindsay, Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the University of California Merced. I have a can-do spirit and am committed to student success and learning more about teaching and learning.

I’m the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and Arkansas migrant, both cannery workers, and was the first person in my family to attend college. I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up until a sociology professor pointed me to librarianship after he listened to me say that I enjoyed helping fellow students with their writing and working on research papers.

A college graduation, recession, wedding, graduate degree, and lots of little library jobs later, I started my professional capital “L” librarian job at the Los Baños Campus of Merced College, a full-service center an hour away from the main community college campus in Merced, California. After three years in Los Baños, I began working at the UC Merced Library in Summer 2016.

The part I love best about my job is connecting with students and easing their anxiety when it comes to transitioning to college research. I also enjoy building learning objects, learning more about health information and data, and advocating for information literacy.

Outside of work, I jog, hang out with my husband and dogs, and Instagram a lot of plants.