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UIC Library Faculty Profile: Jenny Taylor: Home

Regional Assistant Librarian, Urbana


Currently, I am an Instructor and Assistant Regional Librarian for the Health Sciences at the Urbana campus.  I am responsible for instruction and reference services at LHSU, as well as information technology.  In addition, I serve as the liaison to the School of Nursing on the Urbana campus.

I have a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, an MIS from the University of North Carolina and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. from the University of Missouri.  Previously, I have worked professionally in libraries as a reference & technology librarian, and electronic resources librarian, and a graduate assistant in a health sciences library.


My research interests include the information seeking habits of researchers and practitioners, library user experience, discovery of library materials, and librarianship as a career.


I am the liaison to the College of Nursing.  I also coordinate instruction and reference services at the Library of the Health Sciences Urbana.


American Library Association:

  • Councilor at Large, 2012-2014
  • Policy Monitoring Committee, 2012-2014
  • Membership Committee, 2008-2010 (Intern), 2010-2014 (Member)
  • Emerging Leaders Interest Group, 2009-2010 (Chair)

Library Information Technology Association:

  • Board Member at Large (Elected), 2014-2017
  • Forum Assessment Task Force, 2015-2017
  • National Forum Committee, 2007-2008, 2013 (Chair), 2014 (Past Chair)
  • Program Planning Committee, 2010-2012
  • Online Programming Task Force, 2009-2010


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Ryan Rafferty
Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana
102 Medical Sciences Building
506 South Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801