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Erika Bailey

Data and Digital Scholarship Librarian
Phone Number
Campus Mailbox



Library and Information Science
University of Washington
Women/Gender Studies and International Studies
Seattle University


I began as UW Tacoma's Data and Digital Scholarship Librarian in 2019. I can work with faculty and students on finding, managing, and using data for their research; envisioning and working on digital scholarship; and sharing scholarship in UW Tacoma Digital Commons. Additionally, my subject liaison areas include:

  • The School of Urban Studies
  • History 

How I can help you

For students

  • Recommend the best databases, digital collections, and library sources to search for your research topic
  • Answer your questions via email, phone or in-person
  • Meet with you individually to hash out your topic or discuss research strategies
  • Tell you about library services

For faculty

  • Respond to questions about UW Tacoma Digital Commons and open access to scholarship
  • Introduce your students to research tools and strategies via a workshop
  • Discuss ways to best incorporate research skills and library materials into your class assignments
  • Meet with your students individually
  • Purchase books and other material needed for your courses
  • Tell you about library collections and services

Scholarly Interests

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Privacy
  • Data Ethics
Selected Publications

Bailey, E., & Petrich, M. (2022). Grounded in agency: privacy literacy for student empowerment. Alki, 38(3), 31-37.