Jen Green is the Head of Science, Engineering, and the Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Data Services, coordinating strategic directions and staffing, and the interdisciplinary research that all three units support. A data librarian by trade, she also serves the University of Michigan community by providing assistance with spatial data, numeric data, and statistics through a appointments, email reference, the two SAND labs, and courses and workshops on a variety of topics including locating demographic data and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
Jen serves on numerous committees in the library to support data needs and awareness including the eScience Report committee (final report can be found here) and the Instruction Assessment Working Group.
Jen has been a spatial and numeric data libararian at the University since 2005. Prior to that, she served as Public Services Librarian at Grinnell College, working on implementing digital initiatives from electronic course reserves to a campus-wide strategy for integrating GIS into the curriculum.
Before she joined the library world, Jen managed Barnes & Noble stores for 10 years.
- Assists in locating and acquiring digital numeric and spatial data sets, especially social science data sets
- Collaborates with the Documents Center to provide a complete resource for locating Census data
- Provides access to a variety of spatial and statistical software, and assistance in data management and translation
- Assists in using geographic information systems (GIS) software and locating campus resources for more advanced assistance
- Provides course-related and library instruction on data related topics
- Acquires, stores, and provides access to digital spatial data sets on a secure server