I’m Lindsay, Reference Librarian at Merced College. I have a can-do spirit and am committed to teaching and student success.

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 in August 2013 at the Los Baños Campus of Merced College, a full-service center an hour away from the main community college campus in Merced, California. In June 2016, I started working as the Instruction & Outreach Librarian at the UC Merced Library. In August 2019, I returned to Merced College as a Reference Librarian at the main campus where I’m Instruction lead.

The part I love best about my job as a librarian 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. My husband and I are expecting our first child in May 2021.