We are excited to announce that Jennie Correia has been promoted to Interim Associate Director of Teaching, Learning, and Digital Scholarship. In this role, Jennie will support the growth and development of the TLDS department through developing operations practices which uphold values of accessibility, equity and critical librarianship. The Associate Director manages systems for internal project management, documentation of departmental practice, as well as assessment of instruction and outreach for the Personal Librarians program.
While she has been Librarian to the Social Sciences at Barnard since 2015, Jennie brings 19 years of diverse library experiences to this role. Before Barnard, she worked for 10 years as a solo librarian and Assistant Director of Library Services at the Planned Parenthood Federation and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. As a personal librarian at Barnard, Jennie shares her research talents with students, faculty, and staff across the social sciences, fielding over 350 research consultations and other forms of reference support a year. She provides course-based library instruction to several departments, including Political Science, Urban Studies, Sociology, Economics, Education, and Human Rights as well as First Year Writing. Students and faculty who work with Jennie share back about her skill in making research accessible and providing deep introductions to the way that information is organized in their fields.
In the past two years, Jennie has represented BLAIS by serving on the committee to hire STEM Librarian Erin Anthony and is currently serving on the Library Dean search committee. She has also collaborated with Quincy Williams to create a vital workshop that welcomes First Generation and Low Income - identified students to the Library during pre-orientation. Along with Meredith Wisner, Jennie managed the transition of the Library’s research guides and adherence to digital accessibility principles, sunsetting old guides and coordinating the creation of new guides to align with changes in collections and teaching. She seeks out training and professional development in pedagogy and has been instrumental in promoting the use of universal design strategies in our library instruction. Jennie supports the BLAIS community and engages with campus partners by promoting and attending events in her affiliated departments and consistently making time to build relationships and support programming given by colleagues across the BLAIS/Milstein Centers and the college.