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Jen Mayer

Jen Mayer

Interim Assistant Dean and Associate Professor / Head of Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication
University Libraries

Contact Information

Michener 140
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
James A. Michener Library
Campus Box 48
Greeley, CO 80639


MA, University of Wyoming

MLIS, University of Oklahoma

BA, University of Wyoming

Professional/Academic Experience

Interim Assistant Dean, University Libraries, University of Northern Colorado (2022-present)

Head of Scholarly Communication Department, University Libraries, University of Northern Colorado (2016)

Associate Professor, University Libraries, University of Northern Colorado (2019)

Assistant Professor, University Libraries, University of Northern Colorado (2016-2019)

Research/Areas of Interest

My current research interests include the impacts of open educational resources on student academic outcomes and library services as a predictor of student success.

Publications/Creative Works

Jen's most recent publications include:

Mayer, J. (2023). Open Educational Resources (OER) Efficacy and Experiences: A Mixed Methods Study. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 23(4), 773-798. https://digscholarship.unco.edu/libfacpub/161/

Monson, J. & Mayer, J. (2021). In the test kitchen: Developing a recipe for a faculty publication fund. In The Scholarly Communications Cookbook, Association of College & Research Libraries. https://digscholarship.unco.edu/libfacpub/135

Mayer, J., Dineen, R., Rockwell, A., and Blodgett, J. (2020). Undergraduate Student Success and Library Use: A Multimethod Approach. College & Research Libraries, 81(3), 378-398. https://digscholarship.unco.edu/libfacpub/96/

Pasek, J. & Mayer, J. (2019). Education needs in research data management for science-based disciplines: Self-assessment surveys of graduate students and faculty at two public universities. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 92 (online publication).  https://digscholarship.unco.edu/libfacpub/88/

Mayer, J. & Dineen, R. (2019). Debating student privacy in library research projects. Association of College & Research Libraries Conference Proceedings, 183-189. https://digscholarship.unco.edu/libfacpub/92/

Honors and Awards

UNC Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Mid-Career Scholar Award, 2022

UNC University Libraries College Scholar Award, 2021

University of Wyoming, Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award 2015

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