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Jennifer Wells

Library Technician III

Phone: (541) 737-4772
Websites: ORCiD
Primary Duties:

LEAD Evening Student Supervisor

Brief CV

  • MLS, Emporia State University
  • BA, New Media Communications, Oregon State University
Research and Professional Interests:
  • Outreach
  • Accessibility and Intersectionality with Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDIAR)
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Misinformation/Disinformation and Information Literacy
  • Student Worker Support


Selected Publications:
  • Alpi, K.M., Martin, C.L., Plasek, J.M., Sittig, S., Smith, C.A., Weinfurter, E.V., Wells, J.K., Wong, R., & Austin, R.R. (2023). Characterizing terminology applied by authors and database producers to Informatics Literature on consumer engagement with wearable devices. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 30(7), 1284–1292. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocad082
  • Croydon, H. and Wells, J.K. (2021) High-Impact Transparency for Supervising Student Workers. Pressbooks.
Selected Presentations:
  • "Remediation is the Message: Fostering Inclusion by Honing Your PDF Skills," presentation with Sagan Wallace, Oregon State University Libraries & Press In-Service, August 2023 (workshop materials)
  • "Conversation on Ethical Library Staffing & Funding," (facilitator) discussion with Holly Wheeler and Michelle Bowie, Orbis Cascade Alliance Summer Meeting, July 2023 (event page)
  • "Fix My Files! How to Improve PDFs for Accessibility," presentation with Andy Andrews, Erin Bledsoe, Gloria Doherty and Emily Pearson, Orbis Cascade Alliance Accessibility Days, July 2022 (event page)
  • "Transparent Design and Supervising Student Workers," workshop with Haylee Croydon, April 2021 (Google Slides)
  • "Virtual Library Displays: Strategies to Engage Patrons and Connect with Your Community," poster session with Christine Remenih, Oregon Library Association Conference, April 2021 (PDF)
  • "Library as Innovation Hub: Democratizing Access to Makerspace Tools Through at Checkout Model at an Academic Health Science Library," poster session, Emporia State University, November 2019 (PDF)


Professional Associations and Committees:
University Service:

OSU Libraries & Press:

  • Reference Action Team (2024-)
  • OSULP Seminar Series Coordinator (2023-)
  • Outreach Committee: Library Experience and Access Department Representative (2023-)
  • Classified Staff Association Vice Chair (2023-2024)
  • Course Reserves Accessibility Task Force (2023)