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Melvin Davis 

Director of Library Services


Kimbel Library 114  |  843-349-2401  |  mdavis10@coastal.edu

Dr. Melvin Davis is new to Coastal Carolina University as of September 2017.  He is currently the University Librarian.

For the past seven years Dr. Davis served as Dean of Library and Educational Technology Services at the University of North Alabama.  In his capacity as dean he oversaw the operations of the library and services in Educational Technologies such as Quality Matters and LMS support.  Dr. Davis also supervised the Quality Enhancement Plan Director.  Prior to joining the University of North Alabama, Dr. Davis coordinated all aspects of electronic resources for the Florida College System, one of the three largest systems in the country.  He was also a librarian and faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University where he had a number of appointments ranging from instruction, interlibrary loan, electronic resources, and systems liaison. 

Dr. Davis holds a PhD in History from the University of Alabama.  In addition he holds an MLIS and MA in Latin American Studies from the same institution.  His undergraduate major was History and he attained his BA from the University of North Alabama. Dr. Davis has served as adjunct in history at Middle Tennessee State University and the University of North Alabama.