Intercom Online......February 4, 1999



University Libraries
appoints humanities librarian

Kelly M. Jordan has been appointed humanities librarian for digital resources, University Libraries. In this position, she will direct the Digital Resources Center (formerly the Electronic Text Center) in the Arts & Humanities Library at the University Park campus. Directing the center will involve communicating digital resources and projects to Libraries faculty and assisting Penn State's arts and humanities departments with research projects.

Before her new appointment, Jordan was the University's engineering reference librarian since October 1995. In addition to her reference, instruction and collection development duties in this position, she developed and marketed Web sites for several collections in the Engineering Library. Since January 1998, Jordan has volunteered her time to assist with various projects in Penn State's Rare Books Room.

Before coming to Penn State, Jordan was a graduate assistant in the Florida Adult Literacy Resource Center Library while earning her master's degree in library and information studies at Florida State University, which she received in August 1995. She also served as a librarian in the Logicon RDA/Defense Nuclear Agency Safety Library in Alexandria, Va., from August 1992 to June 1994.

Jordan has taught several courses at Penn State on the Library Information Access System (LIAS) and on conducting research using the Web. Her research has been published in various publications and she is a member of the Special Libraries Association and the American Society for Engineering Education, which awarded her the Ford New Engineering Librarian Award in 1996.

Jordan received a bachelor's degree in history from Chatham College in Pittsburgh in 1992.

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