Digital Scholarship Librarian, Dartmouth College.
President, Visual Resources Association.
Native  Minnesotan.



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.

President, Visual Resources Association.

The Visual Resources Association (VRA) is a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image and media management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The Association is committed to providing leadership in the visual resources field, developing and advocating standards, and offering educational tools and opportunities for the benefit of the community at large.

The VRA is a community of professionals who have expertise in the areas of preservation of and access to media documenting visual culture; cataloging and classification standards and practices; integration of technology-based instruction and research; digital humanities; intellectual property policy; visual literacy, scholarly communication, and other topics of interest to the field.

The VRA’s international membership includes: information specialists; digital image specialists; slide, photograph, microfilm, and digital archivists; art, architecture, film, video, metadata, and digital librarians; museum professionals; architectural firms; galleries; publishers; vendors; rights and reproductions officials; photographers; art historians; artists; scientists; and academic technologists.

Native Minnesotan.

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 to a variety of national and international regions.  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, which feeds her curiosity and love of knowledge.