Areas of interest: Science librarianship, collection development, citation analysis, strategic planning, executive leadership/management, project planning, academic libraries
Hesburgh Libraries affiliations: O'Meara Mathematics Library, Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Medicine subject page, Biology and Life Sciences Libguide, Medicine and Health Libguide, Applied Mathematics Libguide, Mathematics Libguide, Statistics and Probability Libguide
University afflilations: Department of Mathematics, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Preprofessional Studies, College of Science
Eck Institute for Global Health, Adult Stem Cell Center, Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, Center for Aquatic Conservation, Environmental Research Center, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Center for Mathematics, Center for Zebrafish Research, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine
- BS, English / general engineering, U.S. Naval Academy
- MLIS, University of Texas at Austin
I'm the Mathematics and Life Sciences Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame. I graduated from UT-Austin in 1995 and worked for 5 years at McKinsey & Co.'s petroleum practice as an information specialist, then research analyst. I've published in the areas of strategic planning, journal citation half-lives, censorship, syllabi studies, and communities of practice. I'm particularly interested in quantitative analysis and data visualization, including helping colleagues appreciate the power of statistics. I've been involved with the Special Libraries Association's Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division and served a 3-year term as division chair-elect / chair / past-chair. I've also been involved with SLA's Biomedical and Life Sciences Division. I have 5 children, ranging in age from 17 to 25.
The best way to get in touch with me is via e-mail.
I have been at Notre Dame since 1992 and consider myself to be creative, innovative and customer focused.
My undergraduate degree was in Mathematics and my graduate degree was in Information Science. Both degrees were from the University of Washington in Seattle.
I teach CHEM 23201 (How to find and present chemical information) every fall semester to sophomore majors.
My interests include using data to provide better customer service and academic genealogies. Personally, I enjoy any aspect of maps, from the extra miler club to the sport of orienteering to making maps.
Jennifer Parker is an Associate Librarian and has served as the head of the Architecture Library since August 2008. In addition, she is the Co-Director of the Historic Urban Environments Lab at Notre Dame (HUE/ND) which strives to provide virtual access to unique library materials focused on the built environment through new technologies. She received a Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland. Prior to the position at Notre Dame she served as Art and Architecture Librarian for the University of Colorado at Boulder and as the Architectural Image Collection Manager for the University of Virginia’s Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library. Her research and practices focus on combining physical and virtual library materials to better integrate library resources into the current academic curriculum.
As one of the Business Librarians on campus, Pete provides comprehensive business reference, consultation, and information services to the University of Notre Dame community, in particular to the faculty, staff, and students of the Mendoza College of Business. She designs, teaches, and assesses instructional classes and serves as liaison to multiple programs, departments, and centers within Mendoza and within the University. Pete identifies, selects and acquires materials and databases in support of business information needs at the University.