Digital Scholarship Librarian, Dartmouth College.
Digital Scholarship Librarian.
Within the Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing Program at Dartmouth College, Jen works with faculty, students, and staff to provide them with current information and resources that can help them share the results of their research, scholarship, teaching, and learning. She is involved in planning, design, and development of Dartmouth’s emerging online scholarly repository, the Dartmouth Digital Commons on bepress. This will be a place where Dartmouth scholars can share their work openly with the world. In addition to this, she works across campus departments to build awareness about other tools, resources, and services that support publication generally and open access publishing more specifically. In an effort to help people understand the scholarly communication/publishing landscape, she coordinates education and outreach opportunities about author rights, copyright, managing scholarly identity and broader impact of research, and innovations in scholarly publishing.
Jen grew up in the southern Minnesotan farming community picking apples, selling apples, and baking apples for the family orchard. She attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and graduated with a BA in Art History before completing her Master of Library and Information Science at the College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul.
Jen searches for opportunities to explore new ideas, new perspectives, and often finds these opportunities through her travels and her engagement with the arts. She has lived and/or worked in places such as Hanover, Germany, Reno, Boston, Tokyo, and most recently Hanover, NH. Academia and librarianship have offered Jen the opportunity to engage with and learn from a variety of scholars, creators, and artists, which feeds her curiosity, creativity, and love of knowledge.