South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Donald Davis, Jr.


Professor EmeritusPh.D. in library science, University of Illinois at Urbana

Professor Emeritus, Library and Information Science

Biography


As a student, Davis worked part-time in the Los Angeles Public Library and in the UCLA Library's Department of Special Collections. Following positions in the libraries of Biola College (now University), La Mirada, California, and the University of California, Berkeley, he served for four years as senior reference librarian and head, Department of Special Collections in the Library of Fresno State College (now California State University, Fresno). He joined the Texas faculty in 1971, teaching courses in professional foundations, book & library history, collection development, and publishing. He has also taught at Fresno, the Department of Librarianship, Birmingham Polytechnic (now University of Central England), Birmingham, England, and Concordia University at Austin.

Since his retirement in 2006, Davis continues to teach a Freshman Seminar, "Great Libraries in History," and to consult with students and other scholars at the University and beyond. He continues to encourage faculty members in higher education–specifically with Graduate & Faculty Ministries (www.intervarsity.org/gfm), Christian Leadership Ministries (www.clm.org), as well as doing some local lay pastoring (www.mission-presbytery.org). 

Courses


HIS 397L • Bks/Libs/Civilizatn To 1500

38995 • Fall 2005
Meets T 9:00AM-12:00PM SZB 464

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

HIS 397L • History Of Printing

37740 • Spring 2005
Meets T 12:00PM-3:00PM SZB 464

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

HIS 387M • Bks/Libraries/Civiliz Snc 1500

38622 • Fall 2004
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM SZB 464

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

HIS 387M • Bks/Libraries/Civiliz Snc 1500

36522 • Fall 2002
Meets W 9:00AM-12:00PM SZB 464

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

HIS 397L • Books, Libraries, & Civilizatn

36660 • Fall 2000
Meets T 8:30AM-11:30AM SZB 464

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

HIS 397L • History Of Printing

35540 • Spring 2000
Meets T 9:00AM-12:00PM SZB 556

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

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