Don Davis

Don Davis

Professor Emeritus


Dr. Davis worked as an assistant in the Biola College Library, La Mirada, California and in the University of California, Berkeley Library, and as a Senior Reference Librarian and Head, Department of Special Collections, Fresno State College Library, Fresno California. He has been Editor of Libraries & Culture (formerly the Journal of Library History) since 1977. Dr. Daviss research interests include the history of books and libraries, history of education for librarianship and information science, bibliography, and collection development. He is author of The Association of American Library Schools, 1915-1968: An Analytical History (1974) and Bibliography and Chronology of Texas Library History, 1685-2000 (2002); and co-author or editor of fourteen books, including Reference Books in the Social Sciences and Humanities (1977), ARBA Guide to Library Science Literature (1987), American Library History: A Comprehensive Guide to the Literature (1989), Encyclopedia of Library History (1994), and Dictionary of American Library Biography, Second Supplement (2003).


B.A., 1961, History, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., 1963, History, and M.L.S., 1964, both from the University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., 1972, Library Science, University of Illinois, Urbana; M.A.T.S., 1996, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.


YearSemesterCourse NumberCourse
2006FallF S 301Freshman Seminar Great Libraries in History
2005FallINF 386.10Books, Libraries, and Civilization to 1500
2005FallINF 301CFreshman Seminar
2005SpringINF 384DCollection Management
2005SpringINF 386.08The History of the Book: Material Culture and Social Implications
2004FallINF 386.14Books, Libraries, and Civilization since 1500
2004FallINF 388KOrganizational Environments International and Comparative Librarianship
2004FallINF 301CFreshman Seminar Great Libraries in History
2004SpringINF 180JIntroduction to Information Studies
2004SpringINF 384DCollection Management
2004SpringINF 388K.05Rare Book and Special Collections
2003FallINF 180JIntroduction to Information Studies
2003FallINF 180JIntroduction to Information Studies
2003FallINF 386.10Books, Libraries, and Civilization to 1500
2003FallINF 301CFreshman Seminar