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Jennifer Nutefall

Jennifer Nutefall

Jennifer Nutefall began her tenure as University Librarian at Santa Clara in 2012. Among her accomplishments are the completion of the Library's first strategic plan, a review and reorganization of technical services, a redesign of the library's first floor, and the launching of the Colloquium on Libraries and Service Learning. From 2009-2012 she was Associate University Librarian for Innovative User Services at Oregon State University Libraries and played a key role in their library-wide reorganization and the implementation of a new learning commons. Prior to OSU she was Instruction Coordinator at the Gelman Library, George Washington University, from 2002-2009. During her time at GWU, Jennifer assisted with the campus-wide implementation of a new first-year writing program that integrated librarians into the curriculum. Prior to GWU she worked as a Reference/Instruction Librarian at the State University of New York (SUNY), College at Brockport from 1998-2002 where she spent two years coordinating the development of a course co-taught by the Communication Department and the Library. 

Jennifer holds a BS in Journalism and an MLS from Syracuse University and an MA in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. She has attended the ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program, the ACRL Harvard Leadership Institute, the Engagement Academy for University Leaders, and the UCLA Senior Fellows Program.



Nutefall, Jennifer E. How an outside facilitator helped us create a better strategic plan. Library Leadership & Management, 29(3).

Nutefall, Jennifer E. and Steven L. Sowell (2014). Mysteries in the night: An exploratory study of student use and perceptions of 24/5 hours. Public Services Quarterly, 10(2), 96-114.

Nutefall, Jennifer E. and Scott Garrison. (2014). Start by interviewing every librarian and staff member. C&RL News, 75(5), 246-253.

Nutefall, Jennifer E., Stefanie Buck and Laurie M. Bridges. (2012). We thought it might encourage participation: Using lottery incentives to improve LibQual+ response rates among students. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 38(6), 400-408.

Nutefall, Jennifer E. and Faye A. Chadwell. (2012). Preparing for the 21st century: Academic Library Realignment. New Library World, 113(3/4), 162-173. Nutefall, Jennifer E. (2012). Structuring a successful instruction internship. College & Undergraduate Libraries. 19(1), 80-94.

Nutefall, Jennifer E. and Phyllis Mentzell Ryder. (2010). The timing of the research question: First-year writing faculty and instruction librarians’ differing perspectives. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 10(4), 437-449.

Nutefall, Jennifer E. and Phyllis Mentzell Ryder. (2010). The serendipitous research process. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36(3), 228-234.

Nutefall, Jennifer E. (2009). The relationship between service learning and research. Public Services Quarterly, 5(4), 250-261. 

Nutefall, Jennifer E. and Deborah Gaspar. (2008). Raise your profile: Build your program. Public Services Quarterly, 4(2), 127-135.

Nutefall, Jennifer E. and Phyllis Mentzell Ryder. (2005). Teaching research rhetorically. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 9(3), 307-311.

Nutefall, Jennifer E. (2004). Paper trail: One method of information literacy assessment.  Research Strategies, 20 (1-2), 89-98.

Nutefall, Jennifer E. (2001). Information literacy: Developing partnerships across library types. Research Strategies, 18(4), 311-318.