Jennifer Stubbs

Jennifer Stubbs

Assistant Professor, Instruction and Outreach Librarian

    Library 101
    (309) 677-2841


BA Government, New Mexico State University
MS Agricultural Economics, New Mexico State University
MLIS, Library and Information Science, San Jose State University


Jennifer joined the Cullom-Davis Library in 2022. She spent four years as a librarian at NYU Shanghai, culminating in a grant to integrate Wikipedia in instruction. As the instruction and outreach librarian, she coordinates or teaches most of the ENG 101 workshops and connects with student groups, staff and faculty outside the library to increase engagement in the community. She is a member of several committees: Assessment, Engagement, and Recreational Media. Before becoming a librarian, Jennifer volunteered at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.


Areas of Research Interest

Stubbs advocates for teaching with Wikipedia as well as increasing data literacy to foster open science and open access publishing.. She incorporates trauma-informed care and community-based action research principles when bridging between students and faculty about what libraries offer in the 21st century. She incorporates game elements in instruction and build community through gaming.


“Working with Chinese Government Data Sets: Potential Issues and Solutions” IFLA-WLIC 2019 with Lim, EJ and Xu, Q.

“An Analysis of Farm Labor Contracting in New Mexico,” 2004, New Mexico State University.


CarpentryCon 2022: Lightning Talks, Aug 1-12, 2022, Virtual “4 Rs for Virtual Workshops”


  • The Carpentries instructor, maintainer, and discussion host
  • Reviewer for Information Technology and Libraries, ITAL (Ken Varnum, editor) 2021-present
  • Library Engagement Committee
  • Library Assessment Committee


  • Chinese American Library Association
  • American Library Association
  • Canada Association of Professional and Academic Librarians