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David Irvin

Director - Guin Library

Phone: (541) 867-0108
Primary Duties:

Manages the Guin Library, supporting students, faculty, and agency researchers at Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport.

Brief CV


Master of Science, Information Science, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas: Health Informatics | August 2012 

Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University, Waco, Texas: Information Systems | August 2002 

Research and Professional Interests:

Human dimensions of climate change; Implications of AI; patent librarianship; Indigenous IP; library user privacy



Selected Publications:

Irvin D. (2021). Beyond the Pandemic: Future Prospects for Libraries in the Cloud. In B. Holland (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science (pp. 196-212). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-7258-0.ch011

Irvin D. (2021). Getting involved in investment course assignments using a resource analysis method: The librarian’s stock screener. Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review.

Irvin D. (2021). Ethics, encryption, and evolving concepts of personal privacy in the ‘Black Box Library’. The Serials Librarian. Retrieved from

Irvin D, Casucci T, & Mowdood A. (2021). Patent and trademark outreach and indigenous intellectual property. Proceedings of ACRL Virtual 2021, Ascending Into An Open Future. Retrieved from

Everyday inclusion begins with me. (2020, September). ACRL Together Wherever: Programs from the virtual event. College & Research Libraries News, 81(8), 402.

Selected Presentations:

Irvin, D. Trademarks, copyright, and the Native American Tribal Insignia Program (NATI). Workshop. Pueblo of Santa Clara, Española, N.M., Jan. 18, 2024. 

Comerford, K., Irvin, D. & Camp, N. Emerging technologies learning program at NMSU Library. Presentation. New Mexico Library Association, Albuquerque, N.M., Oct. 26, 2023. 

Irvin, D. Enhancing your research using artificial intelligence. NMSU Teaching Academy. Workshop. Las Cruces, N.M., June 28 & 29, 2023.

Wahl, E. & Irvin, D. Tenure Track Librarian Burnout. Oklahoma Library Association/Mountain Plains Library Association Joint Conference, Norman, Okla., March 8-10, 2023. 

Irvin, D. Intellectual Property: What is it and how does it affect you? Workshop. American Indian Business Enterprise, Arrowhead Center, Las Cruces, N.M., June 15, 2022.

Irvin, D. Import Public Data Modules to Enhance Course Content. Faculty Spotlight Series. Presentation. NMSU Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, N.M., Nov. 19, 2021. 

Irvin D, Casucci T, and Mowdood A. Patent and Trademark Outreach & Indigenous Intellectual Property. Presentation.  Association of College and Research Libraries Conference 2021, Seattle, Wash. April 13-16, 2021.   

Irvin D, Casucci T, and Mowdood A. Supporting Outreach to Tribal Nations & Providing IP Training in the Four Corners Region. United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program 42nd Training Seminar, Alexandria, Va. March 25, 2021. 

Irvin, D. Finding Economic Targets in the US Patents Database. Presentation. New Mexico Data Users Conference, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M., Nov. 2018. 


Professional Associations and Committees:

The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC), 2024-

The Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association, Journal Editor, 2019-

University Service:

Lundeen Award Committee, OSULP, 2024-

Library Faculty Association, OSULP, 2024-