David C. Murray

Librarian III, Reference and Instructional Services Department

Subject Specialist for History, Latin American Studies, and Spanish & Portuguese Language and Literature

Paley Library, Temple University (Room 319)
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6088

(215) 204-4250 • dcm@temple.edu

 

 



 

EDUCATION 

 

  MS, Library and Information Science — Drexel University (2002)


  MA, Latin American Studies — University of New Mexico (1997)


  BA, History and Philosophy — University of Pittsburgh (1989)

  Undergraduate Certificate in Latin American Studies — University of Pittsburgh, Center for Latin American Studies (1989)


 

EMPLOYMENT 

 

  Temple University, Paley Library — Librarian III, Reference and Instructional Services Department

  Subject specialist and bibliographer for:

    • History (September 2003-date)
    • Latin American Studies (September 2007-date)
    • Spanish & Portuguese Language and Literature (September 2007-date)


  Peirce College Library — Access Services Librarian (1999-2003)


  University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library — Virtual Reference Librarian (2001-2002)


  Drexel University, Hagerty Library — Sunday Evening Reference Librarian (1999-2001)


  Albuquerque Public Library — Library Specialist, Main and Wyoming Regional Libraries (1994-1999)


  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh — Library Assistant, Main (Oakland) Library, Telephone Ready Reference Unit (1987-1994)


 

TEACHING 

 

  Extensive information literacy (IL) and classroom user education experience (1999-date)

  The Legacy of Mesoamerica (LAS 2098), Co-Instructor (3-credit course)

  Temple University — Philadelphia, PA (Spring Semesters of 2012, 2013, and 2014)

  Historical Continuity and Social Change in Latin America (LAS 2514), Guest Lecture

  Temple University — Philadelphia, PA (April 13, 2012)

    • The Cuban Revolution: Aftermath and Consequences

  Perspectives on Latin America (LAS 1001), Adjunct Instructor (3-credit course)

  Temple University — Philadelphia, PA (Spring Semester, March-May 2011)

  Ancient Mesoamerica (LAS 2173), Guest Lectures
  Temple University — Philadelphia, PA

    • Classic Maya Art and Architecture (March 3, 2011)
    • Arts of the Classic Maya (March 18, 2009)

  Introduction to Latin American Studies (LAS C050 / LAS 1001), Guest Lectures

  Temple University — Philadelphia, PA

    • Ancient Maya Art & Architecture (October 2, 2007)
    • Mesoamerican Urbanism (February 9, 2006)
    • Introduction to the Inca Empire (October 20, 2005)
    • Introduction to Ancient Mesoamerica (February 10, 2005)


  American Art History to 1945 (HU 348), Guest Lecture

  University of the Arts — Philadelphia, PA (September 2003)

    • Pre-Columbian Art History


  Information Searching and Presentation (BIS 109), Adjunct Instructor (3-credit course)

  Peirce College — Philadelphia, PA (May-June 2003)

    • Course curriculum focused on search engines, directories, Boolean Operators, the Invisible Web, OPACs, source evaluation, electronic document citation, and Microsoft PowerPoint

  Scholarship Recipient, ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program

  Eckerd College — St. Petersburg, FL (July 29 - August 3, 2006)


 

INTERVIEWS 

PRESENTATIONS 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

 Librarianship and History:

Nineteenth Century Conflict (panel commenter) — James A. Barnes Club Graduate History Conference, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA - March 31, 2013)

Exploring Philadelphia: Walking Tours and Libraries in Center City —
College & Research Libraries News (November 2010), Volume 71 / Issue 10, pp. 543-546

Unleashing the Undigitized: Promoting and Accessing Traditional Historical Resources in the Age of Google (panel moderator) — American Library Association Conference (Chicago, IL - July 12, 2009) — Program Description: Digitization has made a vast amount of primary source material more readily available than ever, and researchers increasingly assume that everything they seek is available online. How can information professionals promote still-important print and microform collections in the age of Google? Speakers discuss the issue from a number of perspectives, including that of librarians, archivists, and vendors.

Libguides and Your Reference Collection — Featured Speaker, Reference Universe Users Group Meeting, American Library Association Conference (Chicago, IL - July 12, 2009)

The Importance of Information Literacy in Academic Environments — Interview conducted at Universidad Francisco Marroquνn (Guatemala City, Guatemala - March 31, 2009)

iReference: Using Apple's iPhone as a Reference Tool — The Reference Librarian (Fall 2008), Volume 49 / Issue 2, pp. 167-170

Taking a College Style Approach to Integrating Information Literacy Into A Research University Curriculum: How "Working Within the System" Led to Collaborative Success — Co-presented with Jenifer Baldwin and Ralph Young at LOEX (Oak Brook, IL - May 3, 2008)

Exploring the Faculty Blogoverse: Where To Start and What's In It for Academic Librarians — Co-authored with Steven Bell, College & Research Libraries News (October 2007), Volume 68 / Issue 9, pp. 576-579

Identifying Archives: New Opportunities for Research — Presented at the James A. Barnes Club Graduate History Conference, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA - April 1, 2006)

Teaching & Researching History: Local History Librarians Weigh In — Co-presented with Nick Okrent, University of Pennsylvania, at the James A. Barnes Club Graduate History Conference, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA - February 19, 2005)

 Reviews:

Deliberate Indifference — American Library Association's GLBTRT Newsletter (Winter 2008), Volume 20 / Issue 4, p. 13

The Fall of '55 and Goldsands — American Library Association's GLBTRT Newsletter (Spring 2008), Volume 20 / Issue 1, pp. 8, 10

 

 Ancient Mesoamerica:


Teaching Ancient Mesoamerica: A Collaborative Faculty/Librarian Experiment in Embedment — Presented at SALALM LV (Providence, RI - July 25, 2010)

No Maya Libraries? Representation in and Reception of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto— Presented at SALALM LIII (New Orleans, LA - June 3, 2008)

Image & Text in Ancient Mexico: A Multivalent System — Presented at the conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association (Buffalo, NY - April 8, 2000)


Mesoamerican Battle Scenes: A Perspective from Bonampak, Cacaxtla, and Chichen Itza — Co-authored with and presented by Flora Clancy, University of New Mexico, at the conference of the American Anthropological Association (Philadelphia, PA - December 1998)


 

COMMITTEE WORK 

 

 ABC-CLIO Online History Award Committee — History Section of RUSA, American Library Association

    • Committee Member (08-10)
    • Committee Chair (10-12)

 ARTstor Implementation Task Force (06-07) — Temple University Libraries

 Faculty / Staff Campaign Committee (05-06) — Temple University Libraries

 Representative Senator, Faculty Senate (06-07 / 07-08 and 13-14) — Temple University

 General Education, Analytical Reading & Writing Working Group (07-08 / 08-09 / 09-10) — Temple University Libraries

 General Education, Pilot Implementation Working Group (06-07 / 07-08) — Temple University Libraries

 History Librarians Discussion Group, Chair (09-10) — History Section of RUSA, American Library Association

 Information Literacy Strategic Planning Group (04-05)  — Temple University Libraries

 Instruction and Research Services Committee — History Section of RUSA, American Library Association

    • Committee Member (08-10)
    • Committee Member (10-12)

 Latin American Studies Affiliated Faculty (06-07-date) — Temple University

 Library Blog / Newsletter Task Force (04-05 / 05-06 / 06-07 / 07-08) — Temple University Libraries

 Library Planning Council (04-05) — Temple University Libraries

 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research — Temple University Libraries

    • Inaugural Prize, Committee Member & Alternate Judge (04-05)
    • 2nd Annual Prize, Judge (05-06)
    • 3rd Annual Prize, Judge (06-07)
    • 4th Annual Prize, Committee Chair & Judge (07-08)
    • 5th Annual Prize, Committee Chair & Judge (08-09)
    • 6th Annual Prize, Committee Chair & Judge (09-10)
    • 10th Annual Prize, Judge (13-14)

 Merit Committee, Academic Assembly of Librarians — Temple University Libraries

    • Member-at-Large (04-05 / 06-07 / 07-08)

 Metasearch and Link Resolver Evaluation Working Group (05-06 / 06-07 / 07-08) — Temple University Libraries

 Promotion and Regular Appointment Committee (PARA), Academic Assembly of Librarians — Temple University Libraries

    • Member-at-Large, Two 2-Year Terms in 09-10 / 10-11 and 12-13 / 13-14

 Reference Collection Development Committee (04-05) — Temple University Libraries

 Local Arrangements Committee, SALALM LVI Conference (Conference Co-Host, Joe Holub)

 Selection and Appointment Committee, Academic Assembly of Librarians — Temple University Libraries

    • Associate University Librarian for Public Services, Search Committee Member (2006)
    • Health Sciences Center Educational Services Librarian, Search Committee Chair (2009)
    • Director of the Special Collections Research Center, Search Committee Member (2010)
    • Government Information and African American Studies Librarian, Search Committee Member (2012)
    • Coordinator of Public Services Librarian, Special Collections Research Center, Search Committee Member (2012)
    • Assessment and Organizational Performance Librarian, Search Committee Member (2013)

 Staff Recognition Award Committee (03-04) — Temple University Libraries

 Steering Committee, Academic Assembly of Librarians — Temple University Libraries

    • Member-at-Large (05-06 / 06-07)
    • Vice Chair, Chair Elect (10-11)
    • Chair (11-12)


 User Education Committee (03-04 / 04-05) — Temple University Libraries

 Virtual Library Planning Day Committee (12-13) — Temple University Libraries

 Web Subcommittee for Reference and Instructional Services (03-04) — Temple University Libraries

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

 American Library Association / RUSA / SALALM / LANE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: March 31, 2014