Jennifer Baxmeyer is the Electronic Resources Cataloging Coordinator at Princeton University Library. She has been a librarian since 1997, and earned her MSLS degree from the University of Kentucky’s School of Library and Information Science. At Princeton, Jennifer is chair of the Electronic Resources Cataloging Committee and a member of the Council of the Princeton University Community. Jennifer is a part-time lecturer at San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science and also at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information.
Before moving to Princeton in March of 2004, Jennifer was the Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger at the University of Cincinnati Library. While there, she had the opportunity to wear many hats, including cataloging serials and electronic resources and managing the library’s ongoing quality control program and outsourced authority control work.
Jennifer is an active member of ALA’s Associations for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and is currently chair of the Electronic Resources Interest Group (ERIG). She is also the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section’s (CRS) liaison to the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) and she was recently elected to be a member-at-large of ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS). Jennifer is a member of the executive board of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association-New Jersey Chapter (BCALA-NJ) and serves as its webmaster.
In her “spare” time, Jennifer occasionally plays cello in the orchestra for West Side Story, now playing on Broadway. From March 2009 to July 2010, Jennifer was a full-time member of that orchestra. The producers decided to reduce the size of the orchestra in July, and she and four other musicians were “let go.” The show will be closing on January 2, 2011.