Janice Jaguszewski

Director and Associate University Librarian, Health Sciences

Bio-Medical Library; 450 Diehl Hall


Janice Jaguszewski has been Associate University Librarian and Director for the Health Sciences since 2011. She is currently engaged in advancing learning, research and clinical care in the Academic Health Center through expanded services in evidence-based practice, compliance with NIH public access requirements, research impact measures, and research data management and curation. In addition, she is exploring how library spaces may be repurposed to meet the contemporary needs of students and faculty. A significant current project is developing support throughout the state for a Minnesota Electronic Health Library, which would provide equal access to quality health information for all 5 million Minnesota citizens. This proposal was part of the University's 2015 biennial legislative request. Although it was not funded, the intention is to expand support and bring it to the legislature again in 2017.

Janice is a member of the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries and the Medical Library Association. She has published and presented on future roles for academic librarians, professional development for librarians, and various topics related to the transition from print to electronic resources. She also consults with academic libraries on how to position for the future, evaluating staffing needs, organizational structures, processes and resources; writing customized reports; and offering workshops.


M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

B.A., Teaching of English, minor in Mathematics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Selected Presentations & Publications

Co-author, with Karen Williams. "New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries," a report to the Association of Research Libraries, August 2013. http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/nrnt-liaison-roles-rev...

Co-author, with Stephanie Crowe. “Preparing Our Librarians for the Future: Identifying and Assessing Core Competencies at the University of Minnesota Libraries,” in The Expert Library: Staffing, Sustaining, and Advancing the Academic Library in the 21st Century,” Chicago, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2010. http://purl.umn.edu/96954

Co-author, with Linda Eells. “Propel Your Staff to New Heights: Computer Competencies for All,” Technical Services Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 4 (2007): pp. 17-35. http://purl.umn.edu/59210

Co-author, with James Stemper. "Usage Statistics for Electronic Journals: An Analysis of Local and Vendor Counts," Collection Management, vol. 28, no. 4 (December 2003): pp. 3-22 (DOI: 10.1300/J105v28n04_02). http://purl.umn.edu/109732

Co-author, with Laura Probst. "The Impact of Electronic Resources on Serial Cancellations and Remote Storage Decisions in Academic Research Libraries," Library Trends, vol. 48, no.4 (Spring 2000): pp. 799-820. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/8306

Co-author, with Jody Kempf, "Four Current Awareness Databases: Coverage and Currency Compared," Database February/March (1995): pp.34-44.

Editor, Recognizing Excellence in the Mathematical Sciences: An International Compilation of Awards, Honors, and Recipients, 275 pp., Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1997.