I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Nutefall as the
next Santa Clara University Librarian. Jennifer will join the University
community in August 2012.
As University Librarian Jennifer will serve as the public face of the
University Library, interacting closely with students, faculty, staff,
and the community. She will facilitate the use of a broad array of
information resources in support of teaching, learning, scholarship, and
integrated education; provide leadership for the library staff; and work
with other administrative leaders in supporting the University’s
Jennifer is currently the Associate University Librarian for Innovative
User Services at Oregon State University. In this role she planned and
supervised a reorganization that enhanced support for faculty research
and student learning; provided the vision and resources for a learning
commons redesign; introduced a rigorous assessment program; and
facilitated the development of a teaching philosophy for the library.
Jennifer earned a master’s degree in Library Science from Syracuse
University and a master’s degree in higher education administration
from George Washington University.
I would like to sincerely thank Chair Diane Jonte-Pace and members
Emily Armstead, Christa Bailey, Michelle Burnham, Christine Grimsby,
Mary Hood, Michael Kevane, Helene LaFrance, and Alex Zecevic for their
valuable service on the University Librarian screening committee, and Ed
Ryan for staffing the committee. They conducted a quick and very
effective search which identified three excellent candidates for campus
visits. And thanks to all of you who participated in interviews of those
candidates, listened to their presentations, and provided feedback that
helped us reach a final decision.
I also want to acknowledge Robert Boyd, Taeock Kim, Elizabeth McKeigue,
and Deborah Whiteman for their exceptional service as Co-Interim
University Librarians, roles which will continue until Jennifer joins us
Vice Provost for Information Services and Chief Information Officer