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 learning.

The daughter of a Mexican immigrant and Arkansas migrant, I was the first person in my family to attend college, but I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. 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. After three years in Los Baños, I began working at the UC Merced Library in Summer 2016.

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


Library Work Experience

  • Instruction and Outreach Librarian, University of California Merced, 2016-present
  • Assistant Librarian, California State University Stanislaus, 2013-2017
  • Tenure-track Faculty Librarian, Los Baños Campus, Merced College, 2013-2016
  • Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Los Baños Campus, Merced College, 2012-2013
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English), Library Assistant I, Reference Department, Stanislaus County Library, 2012-2013
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Library Assistant I-II, Children’s Department, Stanislaus County Library, 2011-2013
  • Junior Fellow, Hispanic Division, Library of Congress, 2009

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