Jennifer Switzer

Instruction and E-Resources Librarian 540-887-7299

Jennifer joined Mary Baldwin University’s Grafton Library in December of 2023 with a background in public libraries. In her role as an Instruction & E-Resorurces librarian, she teaches multiple sections of INT 103: Introduction to Information Literacy; visits classes for library instruction sessions; and manages the library’s electronic resources.

Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from James Madison University in 2020 with a B.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She graduated from Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis with her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree in 2023. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Jennifer has a deep interest in exploring and advocating for Open Access (OA) and Open Educational Resources (OER) in academia. She also enjoys exploring the intersections of librarianship and social justice work.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her partner Stowe, and their cat Poe. She also enjoys crocheting, writing, watching movies, listening to music, and—of course—reading.