Director of Social Science and Professional Programs

1B Wilson Library (Mailing address: 170 Wilson Library)

I've been a librarian at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities since the summer of 2008. I'm the Director of Social Sciences and Professional Programs department. We support research and learning in College of Liberal Arts, Carlson School of Management, Humphrey Institute, and College of Education and Human Development.

My areas of interest are information literacy and instruction. I'm especially interested in the creation of online learning objects and the use of existing internet technologies for instructional purposes. I'm also interested in citation managers including RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero; and their ability to supplement and enhance research and instruction. Recently I've been looking at the information needs of graduates students around the topic of Data Information Literacy.

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MA-LIS from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, 2006

B.A. in English from Grinnell College, 2003

Selected Presentations & Publications

Jon Jeffryes, Kate Peterson, Stephanie H. Crowe, Elizabeth Fine, Elena Carrillo. "Integration Innovation: Launching the Library into a Course Management System." Journal of Library Innovation. Vol. 2, Iss. 1. Winter 2011.

Jon Jeffryes and Meghan Lafferty. "Gauging Workplace Readiness: Assessing the Information Needs of Engineering Co-op Students." Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Spring 2012.

Kate Peterson and Jon Jeffryes. "Engineering Integration: Building A Quick and Effective Faculty Seminar." Communications in Information Literacy. Vol. 6, Iss. 1. 2012.

Lisa Johnston and Jon Jeffryes. "Data Management Skills Needed by Structural Engineering Students: A Case Study at the University of Minnesota." Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. Feb. 2013 (in press)