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MaShana Davis: Profile

Staff profile of MaShana Davis, NIH Library Information Architect.

Information Architect

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MaShana Davis
National Institutes of Health Library
Division of Library Services
Office of Research Services
10 Center Drive
Bldg. 10, Rm 1L-13E, MSC 1150
Bethesda, MD 20892
Subjects:Social Media

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

NIH Library LibGuides

A listing of LibGuides (i.e., subject guides) developed by NIH Library staff. You will find useful tips and tricks, new resources, and other useful information on these guides.

About MaShana

MaShana joined the NIH Library in 2010 through the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellowship Program. She currently serves as the Library's Information Architect employing her skills in web development and design, database management, communications and marketing, social media, training, and project management to fullfill the mission of the Library.


  • Master, Information Management, University of Maryland, College Park, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 2002

What MaShana Can Do For You

MaShana serves as web project manager for the Custom Information Solutions Service, which is focused on building partnerships to meet the information needs of researchers through the development and application of information tools. Recent efforts have included digitization of a thousand volumes for public access, consulting support to deploy a NIH-wide researcher profiling system (virtual CV's) to encourage collaboration, development of Drupal-based project web sites including one focused on historic pandemic influenza research, and consulting/development of disease space portfolio analyses.

MaShana also serves as team lead for the Library's Technology Sandbox, a creative digital commons for NIH and HHS community to explore, discover, collaborate, develop and share new technologies. The Sandbox contains three activity zones: Collaboration, Information and a Storefront. MaShana provides guidance and monitors activities in these areas, facilitates and builds partnerships to with NIH and HHS to enhance the space, and manages the Sandbox team's activities.

Recent Publications & Presentations


Davis, MaShana. (2013). NIH Library: Custom Information Solutions Service. NIH Catalyst, 21(6), pp. 3.

Davis, MaShana. (2013). NIH Library Receives NIH Director’s Award for Custom Information Solutions. ORS News2Use, Fall (2013), pp. 6.



Davis, M., Joubert, D.J., Livinski A.A. (2012, May). Moving out Ahead of the Curveball: One Library's Experience with Going Mobile. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, Seattle, WA.

Livinski, A.A., Joubert, D.J., Davis, M. (2012).  Developing Staff Competencies in Emerging Technologies.  Paper presented at the Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS), Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC.

Joubert, D.J., Livinski, A.A., Davis, M., Wheeler, T. (2012, October). Brave New World: Developing Staff Competencies Around Mobile. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Richmond, VA.

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