Jennifer Embree joins the University Libraries as our new Subject Librarian for Biology and Psychology. Jen received her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English from the University of Connecticut, and recently received her master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC). While attending UNC, her main areas of focus were archives and records management, reference services and digital humanities. She also earned two graduate certificates from UNC: one in international development and the other in diversity advocacy.
Jen’s previous library experiences include working as a graduate assistant for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Library Network. While in this position, she provided specialized research and resource assistance to the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. She also worked as a youth services librarian for the Bucks County Public Library System in Pennsylvania for two years.
Jen’s research interests include the field of digital humanities and the use of digital tools to supplement education, accessibility and data preservation. She is also fascinated by the history of botanical studies, including the historical formation and use of botanical gardens, libraries and herbariums.
In her free time, Jen enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with her adorable cat named Maverick.