CV & Bio
Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)
The professional bio:
Jenica P. Rogers is Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam, coming from a background in cataloging, collection development, and staff training.
Jenica serves as the chief administrator of the Crumb and Crane Libraries, with responsibilities that include short-term and strategic planning, fiscal management, fundraising and donor development, representing the libraries to outside constituents, and supervision of 24 FTE employees spanning NYS Civil Service employees, professional staff, and librarians.
Jenica’s current professional interests include interrogating the ways our information economy is breaking down and reforming now that the internet changed everything, figuring out what the role of a library is in a reality in which warehousing books is sort of passé, and informing, mentoring, and supporting new library professionals as they hit the real world face first and at full speed.
Jenica earned her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 after graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1998 with a BA in English Literature. In 2009, a particularly good year, she earned tenure and promotion to Associate Librarian, was promoted to Director of Libraries, received a SUNY Potsdam President’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service and was was nominated one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers for 2009.
Or, if you prefer:
I’m a librarian who hates talking about herself in the third person.
I’m a real person.
I keep obsessive to-do lists.
I’m kind and generous and selfish and blunt.
I’m faculty, and I was tenured at 33.
I read mostly fantasy and space opera.
Balancing budgets and spending them well makes me feel successful.
I believe in the work I do. Information literacy makes better people, and the world needs those.
I believe that well behaved women seldom make history.
I’m a LARPer.
I’m a knitter.
I love songs about rebellion.
I own a Wii, an XBox, a MacBook, and an iPad, and I play games on all of them.
My main is a Night Elf Warrior.
I love buying books with someone else’s money.
I love throwing out bad books even more.
I find picking out furniture finishes strangely enticing.
I’m a cataloger who loves MARC.
I’m an extroverted hermit.
The internet could recreate me as an AI, given how much it knows about me.
Some day, I’m going to take over the world.