Library Voices

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Meet Our New Research Librarian

Posted by Carter on February 28, 2012

Kimbrough Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Friedman as Instruction and Research Services Librarian.

In her position, Jennifer will partner with academic departments and collaborate with other faculty librarians in the development and delivery of instruction in research methods and library resources use.  She will initiate and assist with implementing technologically innovative services, web-based content and other digital resources.  She comes highly recommended for her work with faculty, staff, and students and for her tech savvy.

Jennifer comes to Ringling College from Harvard University Graduate School of Design where she was Librarian for Collection Resources and Access at the Frances Loeb Library.  Her responsibilities there included instruction and reference, collection building and document delivery, targeted communications to communities within the graduate school, and copyright education, to name a few.  She also served as the expert for the Art, Design and the Public Domain program.  Prior to Harvard, Jennifer was Collections Manager and Public Services Librarian at MIT’s Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning.  At MIT she served as the libraries’ expert on the research and learning culture and practices of the Architectural Design and Visual Arts communities and collaborated with the Program for Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT) to manage the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) Archive.  Jennifer also held positions at Clemson University and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Jennifer holds the Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University and the B.A. in Art History from Trinity College.  She is active in the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), currently serving on the Development Committee and the Document Advisory Committee.

When not on the job fulfilling your information needs, Jennifer enjoys anime, researching stage magic and entertainment architecture, and continues to pursue the techniques to make the perfect béchamel sauce.  An enthusiastic gamer, she relishes Rock Band, the return of couch co-op games, discovering new board & card games and debating the fine points of old-school RPGs.

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