Jennifer L Nason

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734 764 0259

209 Hatcher North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Librarian for Linguistics and Economics; Collection Coordinator, Social Sciences & UGL


As the University Library's subject specialist for linguistics and economics, I provide library instruction and I purchase research materials to support the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Economics.  I am available for individual meetings with faculty and students.  



M.Phil., English Studies, Oxford University (1990); M.S. (Library Science), Simmons College (1985); B.A. (English & History), Hampshire College (1981).

I have been with the University of Michigan since 2000.  Prior professional positions were at the University of Hong Kong Libraries, State Library of Massachusetts, law firm Johnston Stokes & Master, and The Boston Conservatory.  As a librarian I have worked in the fields of linguistics, economics, anthropology, social work, law and music.  I have extensive experience with government documents and audio-visual materials.  I served as Head of the U-M Social Work Library, 2005-2009 and was Chair of the ACRL Anthropology & Sociology Section (ANSS), 2010-2011.


In addition to being a subject specialist and liaison to the Departments of Linguistics and Economics, I am Collection Coordinator of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library (Social Sciences).  In this capacity, I share responsibility for all collections of the Graduate Library with Loyd Mbabu and Kristen Catellana.  I chair the Social Sciences E-Team, a standing committee that evaluates and selects electronic resources in the social sciences. In addition, I am the Collection Coordinator of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.