Hi, I’m Lindsay, Faculty Reference Librarian at Merced College, a midsized community college in California’s Central Valley.
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 full-time professional capital “L” librarian career in August 2013 at the Los Baños Campus of Merced College, a full-service center an hour away from the campus in Merced, California. In June 2016, I started working as the Instruction & Outreach Librarian at the UC Merced Library at the University of California Merced. In August 2019, I returned to Merced College as a Faculty Reference Librarian at the Merced campus. In the library, I serve as Instruction lead and the English and Allied Health liaison. I also currently serve on Academic Senate and the Student Success and Distance Education committees.
The part I love best about my job is easing student anxiety when transitioning to college research. I enjoy building learning objects, learning more about health librarianship, and advocating for an embedded information literacy curriculum.
My CV is available here.
Outside of work, I hang out with my husband, baby daughter, and dogs Otto and Roxie. I also Instagram a lot of plants. Our house is full of singing, baby toys, and giggles. It’s a beautiful time.