Jennifer Green


Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning


Jen Green serves as the Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning at the University of Chicago Library, providing leadership and vision for the library's disciplinary expertise and special collections unit, and facilitating services that engage with the campus's research enterprise.

Her portfolio includes the disciplinary-based departments of the library - Humanities & Area Studies, Social Sciences and Sciences, and the East Asian Collection – and the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center. As part of the senior leadership team of the library, I provide strategic guidance, create collaborative structures to pilot or innovate at scale, oversee the Research & Learning budget, and contribute to organizational development. She serves on several committees including the Strategic Leadership Board, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team (ex officio), and the Library Student Advisory Group.

Green has a successful track record of leadership and establishing new services and spaces in libraries. The focus of her work has been on the intersection of functional and “traditional” librarian roles, advancing research & learning through creating and fostering digital methods and services, and building organizational capacity for complex decision making through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has held a series of leadership positions; first at the University of Michigan, where she planned and project managed the creation of the Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Data, and most recently, as the Dean of Barnard Library and Academic Information Services, where she served as the services project manager in opening the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, stewarding the creation of six new centers of academic engagement and creating an integrated service and staffing model.

She received her B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and her M.L.I.S. from the University of Texas at Austin.


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