Meggie Lasher Research and Academic Engagement Librarian
A Typical Day at the Library
I'm a member of the Research, Learning and Outreach Team.
While attending Mount Holyoke College, I became interested in the role of the librarian in students' academic experiences. I am fortunate to have worked for a great team of research and instruction librarians. I even decided to attend graduate school back in my home state of North Carolina because of their input on the MLIS programs available!
During my time at UNC Chapel Hill, I worked at the Undergraduate Library helping students with their research and design-related projects. I especially enjoyed my classes about foundational literature and theory in Library and Information Science, though my class called "Popular Materials for the Public" was also a favorite. It was about different genres of literature and how to recommend books for others. Readers advisory is still fun even in an academic setting!
Here at Davidson, I get to support students with their research both in a class setting or individually in consultations. I lead our peer-to-peer tutors who specialize in research skills. When not working with students, I create programs to engage the campus with the library. I also manage the library social media accounts—give us a follow!
Outside of work, I like to spend time with my dog, Quincy. We like to walk around campus and on the greenways nearby. I enjoy crosswords, reading contemporary literary fiction and spin class.
Areas of Interest
- Digital Literacy
- Everyday Life Information Practices
- Information World Maps and Horizons
- The NYT Crossword
- Ancient Roman Material Culture
- M.S.L.S University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- B.A. Mount Holyoke College (Ancient Studies)