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Summary

Jessica holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at the School of Information Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Her research interests include the ethics of information organization and classification, LGBT resources and users, and information access. She is also professionally interested in copyright and privacy.

She currently works as the Resident Librarian at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Education

Work experience

Aug 2015May 2017

Research and Information Services, Pre-Professional Graduate Assistant

University Library, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Provide reference and research help, both in person and virtually, to students, faculty, and staff of the university, as well as local community members
  • Teach and assist research workshops and ESL library courses
  • Create lesson plans and LibGuides
  • Work on projects, such as giving metadata to the library's Flickr catalog
  • Create LibAnswers entries
  • Supervise student workers
Aug 2016May 2017

Office of Information Literacy, Pre-Professional Graduate Assistant

University Library, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Manage LibGuides
  • Maintain LibGuides and database metadata
  • Attend User Education Committee meetings and take minutes
  • Train library staff to use LibGuides and other LibApps products
May 2016Aug 2016

Cataloging Practicum

The Gerber/Hart Library & Archives
  • Perform original and copy cataloging for print materials and audiovisual materials
  • Improve existing OCLC records to improve item-level findability
  • Continual collection management, including weeding
  • Connect the Chicago area LGBT community to library resources

Publications

Colbert, J. (2016). The Search that Dare Not Speak Its Name: LGBT Information and Catalog Records. In 24th BOBCATSSS Conference Proceedings & Abstracts (pp. 407–411). Lyon, France. Retrieved from http://bobcatsss2016.com/acts-proceedings/

Presentations

Colbert, J. (2015, March 22). “Is she a pervert?”: Representation of LGBTQ People in Japanese Media. Retrieved from http://postbubbleculture.blogs.wm.edu/2015/03/22/is-she-a-pervert-representation-of-lgbtq-people-in-japanese-media/

Colbert, J. (2016, January). The Search that Dare Not Speak Its Name: LGBT Information and Catalog Records. Poster presented at the BOBCATSSS, Lyon, France. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95667

Colbert, J. (2016, April). The Search that Dare Not Speak Its Name: LGBT Information and Catalog Records. Poster presented at the Master’s Student Spring Showcase, Urbana, IL. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95667

Colbert, J. (2016, November). Comparing Library of Congress Subject Headings to Keyword Searches Involving LGBT Topics: A Pilot Study. Poster presented at the Illini Days, Mt. Prospect, IL. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95666

Colbert, J. (2017, February). Finding Ourselves in the Library: Locating LGBTQ Representational Materials in Libraries. Workshop presented at the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Trans, and Ally College Conference, Chicago, IL.

Colbert, J. (2017, April). Comparing Library of Congress Subject Headings to Keyword Searches Involving LGBT Topics: A Pilot Study. Poster presented at the iSchool Master’s Student Showcase, Urbana, IL. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95666

Colbert, J., & Irvine, A. (2016, February). Finding Ourselves in the Library: Finding LGBTQIA Representational Materials in Libraries. Workshop presented at the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Trans, and Ally College Conference, Lafayette, Indiana.

Colbert, J., & Mills, D. (2017, February). Keeping Yourself Safe Online: Online Privacy Basics. Workshop presented at the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Trans, and Ally College Conference, Chicago, IL.

Skills

Cataloging Standards

Library of Congress Classification

Library of Congress Subject Headings

MARC21

RDA

Metadata and Semantic Web Standards

CDWA Lite

Dublin Core

FOAF

MARCXML

METS

MODS

PBCore

PREMIS

RDF

SKOS

XML

Awards

Best Poster 2016

BOBCATSSS

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

2015

American Library Association

http://www.ala.org/
2015

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

American Library Association

Cataloging and Metadata Management Section

Video Game Genre Headings Working Group

2015

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table

American Library Association

Resources Committee, July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018

2015

Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.

http://www.olacinc.org/

Video Game Genre Heading Working Group

2017

Phi Kappa Phi

http://www.phikappaphi.org/

Honor Society

Inducted April 12, 2017