Allison Jensen was hired as the new Collection Services Technical Assistant in May 2016. She replaced Laura LeMaster, who had served in that capacity since 2012. According to Julie Deardorff, Director of Library Collection Services, “I am so pleased to have Allison Jensen as the new CSTA. She did excellent work for us as a student employee and as an intern and has quickly learned her new responsibilities. As a recent undergraduate student, Allison also provides us with an important perspective on how students use the library and do research.”
A 2016 graduate of Cedarville University, Allison majored in English and was involved in a project to study the library’s Martha McMillan journal collection as part of Dr. Michelle Wood’s American Women Writers course. She continued her work with the McMillan journals as an independent study with Dr. Wood during the summer following her junior year.
Allison’s previous library experience includes working for the children’s department of her local public library, being a Centennial Library Collection Services Student Assistant from May 2015-April 2016, and completing the 2015 Centennial Library internship course. While enrolled in the internship course, she was a co-presenter at the 2015 Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference along with interns Austin Becton and Rebekkah Reisner, former intern Kirsten Setzkorn, and internship instructor Julie Deardorff. She also presented at the 2015 Library Careers Dinner. Allison is from Princeton, Illinois, and enjoys travel, reading, hiking, baking, and tea.
Allison’s responsibilities include managing the acquisitions and processing workflow for books and media items, paying invoices, maintaining statistical records, communicating with faculty about new materials, and running financial reports. She also serves on the library’s New Student Orientation Committee.