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Jennifer Cournoyer

Jennifer Cournoyer


How I Might Be Able to Assist

Please feel free to contact me with questions about information literacy, resource evaluation, open educational resources, management, marketing, or general questions about NECB. I’m happy to help!

Professional Projects or Initiatives of Interest

Vice Chair, Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors

CCALD is a statewide consortium of academic library directors, working together to improve services and access to resources through cooperation.

I am also active in our college system’s Open Educational Resources initiative.



MLIS, University of Rhode Island
BA, Stonehill College

Courses Taught at NECB

ART301- Art History & Appreciation
ENG201- English Composition II
ENG305- American Literature
INF101- Information Literacy for College Success
PHI101- Critical Thinking
POL205- Political Science

Professional Experience

Director of Library Services, Quinebaug Valley Community College, 2016-present

Manage a full range of learning resources at the library of a two-year Community College, serving a diverse community of students, faculty and the surrounding community. Supervise a variety of information services including: reference; distance education; cataloging; circulation management including inter-library loans; collection development; acquisitions; instruction of students, faculty and public in the use of physical and digital library resources.

Teen Services Coordinator, Cumberland Public Library, 2013-2016

Responsible for young adult collection development, including on-line services and other new technologies. Initiate, plan, publicize, and conduct a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 11 and 18, including but not limited to films and special events, reading and writing clubs, and school and community outreach.

Publications and Lectures

Cournoyer, J. & Usselman, K. (2016, May). Blending your colors: Programming for the in-between years. Presented at the RI Library Association Conference, Warwick, RI. Cournoyer, J. (2015, November). Yes you can! How to fill the library with teens, create buy-in, and keep your sanity. Presented at the Young Adult Library Services Association Symposium, Portland, OR.

Cournoyer, J. (2015, October). Beyond the classroom: Teens and digital literacy in public libraries. Presented at the RI Information Literacy Action Roundtable, Cranston, RI.

Cournoyer, J. & Chiavaroli, M. (2015, May). Marketing 101: Improving your statistics, generating positive press for your library, and building the career you've always wanted. Presented at the RI Library Association Conference, Newport, RI.

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