Jenny Emanuel Taylor

Digital Resources & Reference Librarian, Assistant Professor of Library Administration

300 Main Library, MC-522 
1408 West Gregory Drive 
Urbana, IL 61801


Curriculum Vitae

Previous Position(s)

2004 - 2008:  Assistant Professor, Electronic Services Librarian, University of Central Missouri


2012:  EdD Educational Leadership, University of Missouri at Columbua
2004:  MS Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2002:  BA Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia

Research Interests

User Experience, Information Seeking Habits, Information Architecture

Awards and Distinctions


Marketing Recognition Award, University of Illinois Library, 2010
American Library Association Emerging Leader, 2007
Phi Kappa Phi, 2005
Frank Porter Graham Graduate Honor Society, 2004

Grants Awarded

2011 - 2013:  A Study on Search Effectiveness of Dow Chemical Researchers, Primary Investigator

Recent Publications


Emanuel, Jenny. 2013.  Digital Native Academic Librarians, Technology Skills, and Their Relationship with Technology, Information Technology and Libraries 31, no 4:  20-33.   Article
Bauder, Julia and Emanuel, Jenny. 2012. Being Where our Faculty Are: Emerging Technology Use and Faculty Information-seeking Workflows,  Internet Reference Services Quarterly 17, no. 2:  65-82.
Emanuel, Jenny.  2011.  Usability of the VuFind Next Generation Online Catalog, Information Technology and Libraries 30, no. 1:  44-52.
Kern, Kathleen, and Emanuel, Jenny. 2009. Next Generation Catalogs: What Do They Do and Why Should We Care?  Column in Reference & User Services Quarterly 49, no. 2: 117-21.   Article
Zhuo, Fu, Emanuel, Jenny, and Jiao, Shuqin.  2007.  International Students and Language Preferences in Library Database Use, Technical Services Quarterly 24, no. 4: 1-13.

Book Chapters

Emanuel, Jenny. 2012.  An Introduction to LibGuides.  Chapter 1 in LibGuides: Making Dynamic Web Design and Management Simple for Non-Web Designers, edited by Aaron Dobbs, Ryan Sittler, and Doug Cook. New York: Neal-Schuman: 3-20. Draft Chapter

Other Publications

Emanuel, Jenny and Roh, Charlotte. 2013.  Studying Practicing Researchers: How Research within Scientific Industry Can Impact and Influence Information Literacy among Graduate Students in STEM Departments.  In ACRL 2013 Conference Proceedings
Hentz, Margaret and Jenny Emanuel.  2012.  A Study on Search Effectiveness: How can We Design Search Tools so End Users Find it and Find it Quicker?  In Special Library Association Annual Conference Proceedings
Emanuel, Jenny.  2011.  Millennial Librarians:  Who They Are and How They Are Different From the Rest of Us.  In ACRL 2011 Conference Proceedings

Recent Presentations

Emanuel, Jenny. 2013.  Information Seeking and Corporate Libraries, Webinar for Monsanto Corporation Library/Information Specialists, August 8, St. Louis, Missouri.
Emanuel, Jenny. 2012. Toward Infinity and Beyond? Keynote lecture at the Discovery Day Camp, University of Houston, October 19, Houston, Texas.  Slides
Emanuel, Jenny and Roh, Charlotte. 2012.  Remote User Testing:  Methods and Tools to Take Your Testing Out of the Library.  LITA Annual Forum, October 6, Columbus, Ohio. Talking Points & Slides
Emanuel, Jenny.  2012.  Current Trends in Academic Library Reference:  Valuable Services for Students, Faculty, and Researchers.  Keynote lecture at the Eurasian University, April 26, Astana, Kazakhstan.  Talking Points & Slides
Emanuel, Jenny. 2012.  Understanding the Information Seeking Habits of Researchers:  A Global Perspective.  Poster presented at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Assembly, August 13-14, Helsinki, Finland. Poster
Bauder, Julia and Emanuel, Jenny. 2011.  Be Where Our Faculty Are: Emerging Technology Use and Faculty Information Seeking Workflows.  Poster at the ACRL Conference, March 31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Poster & Handout

Professional Service

American Library Association (ALA):  Councilor at Large, 2012 - 2014
American Library Association (ALA):  Policy Monitoring Committee, 2012 - 2014
Library And Information Technology Association (LITA):  National Forum Committee, 2013 (chair), 2014 (past-chair)
HathiTrust:  User Experience Committee, 2010 - Present