Donald A. Barclay has been an academic librarian since 1990, holding library positions at New Mexico State University, the University of Houston, the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center, and the University of California, Merced. His interests in librarianship include the history of print and digital information, the role of information in the Digital Age, and the evaluation of information. At UC Merced he was instrumental in planning the library for the first (and, to date, only) new U.S. research university of the twenty-first century.
During his career, Donald has published numerous books and articles on such topics as fake news, library construction and maintenance, library management, and the literature of the American West. His books include:
–Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies: How to Find Trustworthy Information in the Digital Age
–Serving Online Customers: Lessons for Libraries from the Business World
–The Library Renovation, Maintenance, and Construction Handbook
–Into the Wilderness Dream: Exploration Narratives of the American West, 1500-1805
–A Rendezvous Reader: Tall, Tangles, and True Tales of the Mountain Men, 1805-1850
Besides working as a librarian, Donald has taught college English and worked as a firefighter on a U.S. Forest Service hotshot crew.