Annie Jansen was recently named the new assistant librarian at Penn State Brandywine. She started her position on June 13 and is already finding her place within the campus community.
Most recently, Jansen served as a reference and instruction librarian at Shippensburg University. Before becoming a librarian, she worked in adult education at the Chicago City Colleges, served as a senior content specialist for PR Newswire in Cleveland, Ohio and was a freelance writer and editor.
In her new role, Jansen will host classes that teach students how to use the library’s information database and other scholarly recourses, and she will tailor her classes so that the information she teaches is specific to students’ course curriculum. She also plans to research and publish content regarding information literacy.
“I’ve always been interested in teaching and higher education,” Jansen said. “Working with students is always so much fun.”
She received a bachelor's degree in English and a bachelor's degree in German from Michigan State University, with a concentration in Western European studies. She then completed a master’s degree in English at DePaul University and later received a master’s degree in library and information science from Kent State University.