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Jennifer Hanson

Director of the Library

BACKGROUND

As a college student, Jennifer fell in love with her job working in her university’s library. At Indiana University, she worked in the Lilly Library for Rare Books and Special Collections and the Herman B Wells Library. Upon moving to Massachusetts, Jennifer was a reference librarian at Emerson College before moving to the nonprofit sector and working as the librarian for Primary Source. She was most recently the Director of Library Services and a dorm parent for Worcester Academy. There, she redesigned a traditional library into a makerspace, started a middle school Maker Club, and taught a STEM elective as well as Digital Citizenship classes.

Jennifer has served on the Freeman East Asia and Middle East Outreach Council book award committees and has been a leader in advocating for inclusive and diverse library collections. She has also been an educational consultant for the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region partner since 2011 and has written several articles for the School Library Journal.

EDUCATION

B.A., History, Harding University; M.L.S., Indiana University

WHAT SHE’D WHISPER IN THE EAR OF HER 15-YEAR-OLD SELF

Take all the trips and travel as much as possible.

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