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
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.