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Jennifer Kelley

Professor and Reference Librarian
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Jenn Kelley
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Library Science, 2006
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Master of Fine Arts in English, 2000
  • Colby College, Waterville, ME, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1995
  • King’s College, London, UK, Semester abroad, spring 1994

Work Experience

  • Reference Librarian & Professor, College of DuPage  - May 2008 - present
  • Instructor, Syracuse University iSchool - January 2019 - present
  • Faculty Professional Development Coordinator, College of DuPage - September 2017 - present
  • Facilitator, Association of College & Research Libraries Information Literacy Immersion Program - February 2017- present
  • Copyright Advisor, TeachersPayTeachers - March 2012 - December 2014
  • Library and Information Technology Instructor, College of DuPage - 2008-2009, 2013-2015
  • Resident Librarian, College of DuPage - 2006-2008
  • Circulation Assistant, Newberry Library - 2004-2006

Publications & Presentations


  • Kelley, Jennifer. Let's Fix This: (Re)Situating Faculty Development at the Center. Presentation at 2018 POD Network Annual Conference, Portland, OR, November 2018.
  • Kelley, Jennifer & Joshua Ruddy.  Students as Travelers: Signposts for Interdisciplinary Understanding across Boundaries in Learning Landscapes. Presentation at the College of DuPage Writing on the Edge Conference, Glen Ellyn, IL, October 2018.
  • Kelley, Jennifer. Good Wholesome Fun with Librarians: Situating the Library at the Center of Faculty Development. Presentation at the 2018 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, Austin, TX, June 2018.
  • Kelley, Jennifer & Joshua Ruddy. The Insider-Outsider on Your Campus: Librarians and Tutors Bridging the Gap between Instructor and Student. Presentation at the College of DuPage Writing on the Edge Conference, Glen Ellyn, IL, October 2017.
  • Kelley, Jennifer & Jason Ertz. Cultivating Curiosity through Authentic Research. Presentation at the Writing on the Edge Conference, Glen Ellyn, IL, September 2016.
  • Kelley, Jennifer. Program-Level Assessment in the Library: Impact of Information Literacy Instruction on English Composition and Speech Communications Courses at College of DuPage. Presentation at the 20th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair, Palatine, IL, February 2016.
  • Kelley, Jennifer & Jason Ertz. What We Talk about When We Talk about Sources: Research from a Place of Inquiry and Avoiding Plagiarism. Presentation at the College of DuPage Writing on the Edge Conference, Glen Ellyn, IL, September 2015.


  • Kelley, Jennifer. (2012). Off The Shelf and Out of the Box: Saving Time, Meeting Outcomes and Reaching Students with Information Literacy Modules. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 6(3-4), 335-349. doi: 10.1080/1533290X.2012.705160
  • --- "Information Literacy MREs: Pre-Packaged Modules for Research Ease" in The Embedded Librarian's Cookbook, edited by Kaijsa Calkins and Cassandra Kvenild. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014.

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