Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Meet Our Staff: David Davis

David H. Davis
Graduate Assistant
Reference & Information Desk
Dick Smith Library – Main Floor

Hi! I often get comments of looking like Robin Williams. (I'm sure they meant Robert Redford, right?) In actuality, I'm the new Graduate Assistant working at the Reference & Information Desk on the main floor of the Dick Smith Library. I’m there Sundays from 8 PM to midnight, Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 PM to midnight, Fridays from 4 to 8 PM, and Wednesdays from 10 AM to noon.

A majority of the questions at the Reference & Information Desk are of a technical nature. However, it's always fun to help (even more rewarding to find) answers to reference questions. In general, I enjoy assisting students, working with the student workers, and the great staff here at Dick Smith Library.

My full-time job is as a graduate biology student combining coursework in biology and wildlife sciences. For the past couple of years, I have researched an endangered bird species, the black-capped vireo, that makes Texas its spring and summer home.

After living in 14 states, I am now making Texas my home. When I have free time, I enjoy not reading, catching up on my sleep, bicycling, and exploring the places and people of Texas. So far, I've enjoyed: fishing the clear waters near Port Aransas, spotting new 'Life' birds, 'winged-flowers' (aka butterflies), and dragonflies of the Rio Grande Valley, snow in the Davis Mountains, and the exposed geological history and beautiful sunsets at Caprock.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on the black-capped vireo. We try to make our place inhospitable to brown-headed cowbirds...

Anonymous said...

You do favor Robin Williams, how cool is that.