Kristin Burns

Digital Communications Manager
Shields Library

Communications and Marketing

Kristin oversees the UC Davis Library website, staff intranet and social media channels. For the website, she is responsible for developing web editorial guidelines, assessing and improving site usability, and partnering with content creators across the library to keep content up-to-date and easy to find. She is also building the Library’s social media strategy. Kristin has over 17 years of marketing and communications experience in higher education. Prior to joining the Library, she led marketing and communications for the One Health Institute at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and has also held communications roles in the UC Davis Offices of Strategic Communications, Undergraduate Admissions, and Government and Community Relations.

Libraries hold a special place in Kristin’s heart; she serves as Vice President and Communications Chair for the West Sacramento Friends of the Library. When not in a library or reading, Kristin is likely watching a soccer match, chasing down her young child or laughing at dog zoomies at the dog park.

Favorite author: Alexander McCall Smith

Favorite place in the library: I always have a ‘wow’ moment when I first walk inside Shields Library and see that grand staircase leading up to the second floor, framed by sky-high windows and sunlight.

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