July 06, 2004

Science and Engineering Hires Two New Librarians

The Science and Engineering Library recently welcomed two new librarians to its staff. Kristi Jensen, a physics and astronomy librarian, and Meghan Lafferty, a chemistry and chemical engineering librarian, joined the staff early this summer.

kristijensen.jpegKristi Jensen comes to the University of Minnesota from Penn State, where she worked as an earth sciences librarian. Previously, she completed a residency program at the University of Michigan, focusing on the engineering and map libraries. Her educational background includes a bachelorís degree in philosophy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and a masterís degree in library science from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.

In her position at the U of M, Kristi plans on getting to know the library collection and resources, and is looking forward to building relationships with the physics and astronomy departments and faculty. She hopes to continue research and publishing on patron use and need of technology. ďIím very excited to be in the Twin Cities, and at the U of M,Ē said Kristi.

meghanlafferty.jpegMeghan Lafferty joins the staff from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she recently completed her masterís degree in library science and worked as a graduate assistant in the chemistry library. She also holds a bachelorís degree in chemistry from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and studied chemistry as a graduate student at the University of Georgia in Athens.

At the U of M, Meghan hopes to build strong connections with the chemistry and chemical engineering departments, as well as other academic units that use chemistry resources, such as pharmacy. She plans to continue her work on instruction, and invites readers to a SciFinder Scholar workshop on Monday, July 26th at the Science and Engineering Library (register at http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/).

Posted by biomednews at July 6, 2004 04:35 PM