Library | Work | Success helps you do a great things in your library job. At least, that’s my goal.
I started this blog to reflect, share, and hear from others about what makes each of us successful in our library work. My passions include organizational communication and culture; leadership and management; human-computer interaction; and quality of work life. I work within an academic library because I also believe in the power of information, technology, education, and people to bring about positive change.
I am lucky to work with creative and smart colleagues focused on research and teaching at James Madison University. Through my 20+ years of experience in academic libraries–acquisitions, collection development, instruction, interlibrary loan, electronic resources, management, organizational development, reference, systems, training, and web development–I’ve learned from hundreds of successful people, and I’m still learning.
I am also a Media Arts & Design Liaison Librarian at James Madison University’s Libraries. I collaborate with faculty and teach students who are researching and creating interactive media, film, journalism, and corporate communication. I’ve also participated in service learning and study abroad programs alongside students, and in leadership programs alongside other faculty and staff. I learn a lot from students and faculty, too.
I am currently working towards a Masters degree in human resource development. I earned my Masters of Library Science from the University of Alabama in 1994, and my Bachelor of Arts in English from James Madison University in 1991. I am a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certified practitioner.
For a selected list of formal speaking and writing, visit Presentations and Publications.
For more details about my professional life, visit my LinkedIn profile.
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Jennifer A. Keach
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