Jennifer Smith

Serials/Document Specialist
Carol Grotnes Belk Library 213
2550 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6586


Masters of Library and Information Studies, UNC-Greensboro, 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Sociology, UNC-Greensboro, 1998
     *Studied Abroaid in Oulu, Finland; Fall 1995

Employment History

Elon University, Belk Library, Serials/Documents Specialist, 6/06 – Present
Elon University, Belk Library, Acquisitions Assistant, 09/2003-05/2006
Alamance County Public Libraries, Library Assistant, 11/2000-08/2003


Smith, J. (forthcoming).  Biographical entries on “Josephine Adams Rathbone” and “Grace Gallatin Seton”.  In H. Diner (Ed), Women in American History: An Encyclopedia.  New York:  Facts on File.

Smith, J. (forthcoming). Review of "Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction". Reference & User Services Quarterly.

Smith, J. (2013). Review of "Global Climate Change:  A Primer". Electronic Green Journal.  Retrieved from

Smith, J. (2013). Review of "Losing My Sister:  A Memoir". North Carolina Libraries.  Retrieved from

Smith, J. (2007).  Review of "The Sage Handbook of Gender and Education".  Feminist Collections, 28(2), 27-28.



Smith, J. (2011, October). Going Virtual:  weeding federal government documents in the electronic age. Poster session presented at the biennial conference of the North Carolina Library Association, Hickory, NC.

Professional Activities

Board Member and Web Site Administrator for the Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association, 07/2010 – Present

Associate Editor for North Carolina Libraries (quarterly refereed publication of the North Carolina Library Association), 06/2006 – Present

Professional Memberships:  Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association, and the North Carolina Library Association



Service Activities

Chair of the Belk Library Green Team

Reading tutor for elementary school students with The Village Project at Elon University

Advisory Council Member for Elon University's Women's and Gender Studies Program

Member of Elon's University's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter

Member of the Elon University Sustainability Leadership Program

Professional Development

Conference and Workshop attendence:

Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference, 04/13, Greensboro, NC.

Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, 04/13, Indianapolis, IN.  Scholarship recipient.

North Carolina Serials Conference, 03/13, Chapel Hill, NC.

Assessment Beyond the Statistics Conference, North Carolina Library Association College and Universities and Community and Junior College Sections- , 11/12, Thomasville, NC.

North Carolina Library Association Government Resources Section Annual Meeting and Workshop, Elon University, 06/12, Elon, NC.  Sponsor and meeting planner.

Anti-Defamation League Workshop:  A Campus of Difference at Elon University, 03/12, Elon, NC.

Technology Ideas and Insights Series: Positioning Your Library in the Mobile  Ecosystem:  Content and Delivery, Lyrasis Workshop, 08/11, Elon, NC.

Metadata for Digital Collections, Online workshop with the Professional Development Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 03/11 –     05/11.

Copyright Law in the Digital Age, sponsored by the State Library of North Carolina, 03/09, Elon, NC.
Elon University Teaching and Learning Conference, 2008 - 2013,  Elon, NC.

Library of Congress CONSER Serials Cataloging Cooperative Program Workshop, 04/08, Winston Salem, NC.

Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice 4th International Conference, 05/07, Durham, NC.

State of the State:  Scholarly Communication in North Carolina sponsored by the College and University Section of the North Carolina Library Association, 04/07, Greensboro, NC.

North Carolina Library Association Biennial Conference, 2005-2013.



Phi Beta Kappa Induction, UNC-Greensboro, 1998