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I work primarily with students and faculty in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and History of Science and Technology. In addition to helping connect people to the information they need, I resolve problems with access to books, journals, databases, and other resources in my subject areas, make purchasing decisions, and take requests for new materials.
I enjoy teaching students, staff, and faculty across the University through the Libraries' Workshop series and by developing online instruction.
EducationB.A., Speech-Communication, University of Minnesota
B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
M.L.I.S, Dominican University (College of St. Catherine)
Selected Presentations and Publications
Nackerud, S., Fransen, J., Peterson, K., & Mastel, K. (2013). Analyzing Demographics: Assessing Library Use Across the Institution. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 13(2), 131–145.
Soria, K. M., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (2013). Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students’ Retention and Academic Success. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 13(2), 147–164.
Fransen, J. (2012) Literature Use in Engineering and Computer Science Research: An Analysis of Works Cited in Dissertations and Theses. In Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Fall 2012. http://www.istl.org/12-fall/refereed3.html
Fransen, J., Friedman-Shedlov, L., Theis-Mahon, N., Traill, S., & Boudewyns, D. (2012). Setting a Direction for Discovery: A Phased Approach. In M. Popp, & D. Dallis (Eds.), Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries (pp. 174-193). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-1821-3.ch011. Available at http://purl.umn.edu/126757.
Presentation: Nackerud, Shane; Fransen, Jan; Soria, Krista; Peterson, Kate; Mastel, Kristen; and Peterson, David (2012). Library Data and Student Success. Library Technology Conference, St. Paul: Macalester College, 14 March, http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/libtech_conf/2012/sessions/28/.
Recorded session: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ldss/2012/04/library-technology-conference-prese...
Hessel, H. and Fransen, J. (2012). Resource Discovery: Comparative Survey Results. Information Technology in Libraries 31(2). Available at http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/article/view/2165.
Fransen, J., Kocher, M., and Kempf, J. (2011) Using Google Forms for Staff Self-Assessment. College & Research Libraries News 72(10). Available at http://crln.acrl.org/content/72/10/587.full.
Fransen, J. (2011). Finding Your Way around the Engineering Literature: Developing an Online Tutorial Series for Engineering Students. In 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 26-29, 2011. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, Vancouver, BC, Canada: American Society for Engineering Education.
Hanson, C., Hessel, H., Barneson, J., Boudewyns, D., Fransen, J., Friedman-Shedlov, L., Hardy, M., et al. (2010). Discoverability phase 1 final report. University of Minnesota. Retrieved from http://purl.umn.edu/48258
Fransen, J. and Jeffryes, J. (2009) Teaming with Possibilities: Working Together to Engage with Engineering Faculty and Students. In 2009 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 15, 2009 - June 17, 2009, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. Austin, TX, United States: American Society for Engineering Education.