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Jennifer L.
Biologist, Librarian, & Educator - Teaching is Where My Heart Is
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About Jennifer

About Jennifer
I started my career as a molecular biologist with a MS in Molecular Biology and four years of experience in the biotechnology industry. After that I went back to grad school for a Masters in Library and Information Studies and have spent the last 20 years working in academic medical and hospital libraries as a bioinformationist, embedded clinical librarian, systematic review specialist, and expert searcher. I also worked closely with clinical and translation science institutes at two major universities and as a contract educator for the...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I've been volunteering as an adult literacy and ESL tutor for over 20 years in different locations. I've been an instructor of record for credit-bearing graduate school courses at three universities (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, University of Florida, and SUNY-Stony Brook) and conducting instructional sessions and consultations on a regular basis for the last 20 years with all kinds of health & medical students and personnel, many course-integrated. From 2002-2008, I served as a contract educational consultant for the National Center...
Western Governors University
Master's Degree
2017 - 2019
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
1998 - 1999
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Molecular Biology
Master's Degree
1989 - 1993
AmherSt. College
Bachelor's Degree
1985 - 1989

Work Experience

Work Experience
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City, Librarian
2017 - 2019
Worked as a clinically-embedded information specialist in pediatrics inpatient clinical teams, developed and conducted systematic review support services, taught and troubleshot citation management with EndNote, provided expert literature searching for hospital personnel, and worked extensively with the health literacy committee, including writing and serving as PI on a $14,000 grant from the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine to conduct a two-day immersive workshop on health literacy involving both the community and hospital...
Stony Brook University (SUNY), Biomedical and Translational Research Librarian
2014 - 2016
Served as an embedded clinical librarian with the Emergency Department, supported basic science, translation science, and clinical departments and programs in the Medical Center and University. Co-taught credit-bearing graduate school courses on Clinical Trials and Clinical Research with the Vice Chair for Research of the Surgery Department. Created and conducted systematic review support services and collaborated on multiple reviews. Supported the medical students' inter-term research practicum. Taught information and research literacy skills...
University of Florida, Clinical ResearchLibrarian
2000 - 2010
Served as an embedded clinical librarian with the Emergency Department and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Collaborated as a member of multiple CTSI internal committees and coordinated a university-wide effort to ensure UF's compliance with the NIH's Public Access Policy, supported by both the CTSI and the UF Research Office. Provided various information literacy services and instruction for multiple translational science and clinical departments and programs in the Medical Center and the University. Co-taught a...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Librarian
2000 - 2010
Provided reference and instruction services to physicians, nurses, biomedical researchers, medical and nursing students, patients and others medical center personnel. Served as an embedded librarian, including attending bedside rounds, Morbidity & Mortality sessions, and resident training conference in the Clinical Research Center (2000-2002; 2004), the Medical Intensive Care Unit (July-December, 2002), Inpatient Medicine (October 2005-May 2007), the Breast Cancer Tumor Board (May 2007-July 2008) and the Emergency Medicine Department (December...
National Center for Biotechnology Information, Educational Consultant/Instructor (Contract Basis)
2002 - 2008
Collaborated as a member of an instructional design team to develop training materials for the NCBI Advanced Workshop for Bioinformatics Support Specialists (NAWBIS; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Class/NAWBIS/) and served as a course instructor. Particularly, created, maintained, updated and taught the two four-hour modules on Molecular Structure Viewing and Human Genome Resources. Additionally, taught the NCBI training course, Introduction to Molecular Biology Information Resources (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Class/MLACourse/index.html), at...
Novagen, Inc, Technical Services Representative
1993 - 1997
Answered technical calls from customers providing product and related scientific information; troubleshooting customer's technical difficulties by phone and email. Assisted in editing and writing technical manuals, production and quality control protocols. Monitored internet discussions regarding biotech methods and reagents. Conducted laboratory bench work, both production and quality control, utilizing standard DNA cloning techniques, bacterial culture, bacteriophage lambda growth, genomic library construction, DNA and RNA preparations,

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