Jenny Bruxvoort

Research and Instruction Librarian, George Fox University

 
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My Experience

 

Research and Instruction Librarian, Assistant Professor - George Fox University

June 2019 - present

  • Provide research help in-person, online, phone, chat, etc.

  • Develop and implement library orientations and library research classes

  • Serve as the library liaison for Christian Studies, Philosophy, Communication, Cinematic Arts, English, History, Honors, Humanities/Liberal Arts/General Education, Music, Politics, Theatre. Former liaison to Sociology and Art & Design.

  • Oversee collection development for all programs listed above

  • Create course-specific research guides

  • Lead the library’s outreach, engagement, & instruction to first-year undergrad students.

Graduate Assistant in Library Assessment, University Library - University of Illinois

August 2017 - May 2019

  • Designed and created surveys on library use and library programs, then coded and analyzed the results

  • Assisted in the compilation of reference, instruction, and electronic resource usage statistics for library annual surveys (ARL, ACRL, IPEDS) and collection assessment

  • Managed the Library Assessment website

  • Conducted space assessments using survey and ethnographic methods

Junior Researcher for Textbook Research Project (Lisa Hinchliffe), University of Illinois

December 2017 - June 2018

  • Gathered and coded data on portrayal of librarians in college science textbooks

  • Worked with a team to develop the research methods for this project

  • Intended outcome: journal article

Atkins Fellow for Assessment & Analytics, J. Murrey Atkins Library - University of North Carolina Charlotte

Summer 2018

  • Working closely with the library's Head of Assessment to explore how students are engaged across the library and align these data with campus student engagement and success data collected from other units on campus. With these data, we will explore how engagement with the library is associated with student academic success, retention, and graduation rates.

  • Analyzing instruction and circulation data to inform decision making in those units

  • Participating in the planning and execution of several website usability assessments

  • Attending weekly seminars about all aspects of academic librarianship

Data Quality Assistant, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

August 2016 - May 2017

  • Managed database of student enrollment, attendance, and performance data for 300 preschool kids

  • Created data-driven reports and visualizations on student progress towards program goal outcomes

  • Trained new users on data entry and report creation in Outcome Tracker database

  • Audited student files in preparation for state reporting

McGregor Undergraduate Research Fellow, Political Science Department - Calvin College

Summer 2016

Gathered and coded data about state-level campaign finance contributors

Reference Desk Assistant, Hekman Library - Calvin College

September 2015 - May 2016

  • Conducted reference interviews with library patrons to determine their research questions

  • Consulted library catalog and research databases to help students find appropriate resources

Undergraduate Research Fellow, Paul B Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity & Politics

February 2014 - May 2015

  • Helped to design and subsequently analyze a survey that was sent to several hundred missionaries

  • Gathered and coded data about religious media attention to the issue of religious persecution

  • Synthesized our findings in a paper and presented them at the Christian Reformed Church of North America headquarters

Administrative Assistant, Education Department - Wheaton College

Summer 2014

  • Updated and verified databases of college student records

  • Assisted professors with tasks such as copying, digitizing, filing, and organizing materials

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