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Reference & Instruction Librarian
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316-942-4291 ext. 2104
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Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

Jeanette Parker has worked in academic libraries for more than twenty years. She has held several different positions: library director, serials librarian, circulation manager, interlibrary loan librarian and is currently the reference and instruction librarian at Newman University. Jeanette grew up in Wichita and has lived in Kansas her whole life.

 
M.L.S., M.A.
Education:

Jeanette completed her bachelor's of science degree in Family Ministry and Bible from Barclay College in Haviland, Kansas. After accepting a position as library director at Barclay College, Jeanette completed a master's degree in library and information management from Emporia State University. Jeanette left Barclay College and joined the library staff at Friends University where she completed a master's degree in Christian Ministry. Most recently, Jeanette has started work on her Ph.D. in Library and Information Management and hopes to complete that degree in 2023.

Areas of Expertise:

Information Literacy including the Frameworks for Information Literacy adopted by the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Research Interest:

Library services for Latino college students. Improving information literacy instruction in face-to-face and online delivery systems.

Publications & Presentations:

Presentations:

  • Creating an Online Research Literacy Course, Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, Marion, IN, June 2019
  • Creating an Online Research Literacy Course College & University Libraries Section Annual Conference, Emporia, KS, May 2019
  • Professional Development, Campus Staff and the University Library, Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, Wilmore, KY, June 2018
  • Going All In: Helping Students Create Professional Posters from Research Papers, College & University Libraries Section Annual Conference, Topeka, KS, April 2018
  • Professional Development, Campus Staff and the University Library, Kansas Library Association Annual Conference, Wichita, KS, October 2017
  • Creating Grand Experiences for Students and Faculty at a Small Academic Library, Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, June 2017
  • Connecting with Faculty to Enrich Student Research, College & University Libraries Section Annual Conference, Lawrence, KS, April 2017
  • No Defeat in Trying: Student & Faculty Perceptions and Use in a Small Academic Library, Kansas Library Association Annual Conference, Wichita, KS, October 2016
  • Making Statistics Work, Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, Huntington, IN, June 2014
  • Building Community through Gaming Events in Libraries, Kansas Library Association Annual Conference, Wichita, KS, October 2011, co-presenter
  • The Games Academic Libraries Play: Gaming Events, College & University Libraries Section Annual Conference, Emporia, KS, October 2010, co-presenter
Affiliations / Community Leadership:
  • Wichita Area Library Association, member since 2006
    Served on executive board, 2010-2015; Served as President 2012-13
  • Kansas Library Association, member since 1999
    Active participant in Private Academic Libraries Section (PALS), secretary/treasurer, 2010-12; PALS nominating committee, 2017-18; KLA nominating committee, 2019
  • Association of Christian Librarians, member since 2001
    Indexed for “Christian Periodical Index”, 2004-2006;
    Book reviewer for “The Christian Librarian”, 2017-current;
    At-Large Board Member for the Liberal Arts Section, 2017-current;
    Host Librarian, Annual Conference 2020
Recognition & Awards:
  • Contribution Award, College and University Libraries Section, Kansas Library Association, 2018
  • Leroy Brightup MACM Student of the Year, 2012
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanette-parker-3799b0110