Jenny Watson

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Head of Access Services

Education: B.A. University Oklahoma; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma.

As the Head of Access Services, I am a member of the Oklahoma City University Law Library management team and am responsible for shaping policies and procedures in the areas of storage, circulation, and collaborative lending and borrowing of Oklahoma City University Law Library materials. I use data collected by the integrated library system (Voyager), reference statistics (Gimlet), and patron counts to understand user needs and proactively promote services. I manage a team of two circulation assistants and the interlibrary loan librarian. The team is responsible for circulation, storage, consortia resource sharing, stacks management, and ILL processes. I assist the Systems Librarian in managing, streamlining, and updating Voyager, OPAC, and web-based circulation patron services. I work with the reference department in assorted marketing initiatives of the law library and faculty. I am responsible for the development of the legal DVD collection.

View Jenny Watson’s LibGuides

PUBLICATIONS

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

  • Webinar: Creating Eye-Catching and Media-Rich Annual Reports. AALL Webinar. May 22, 2013 (co-presenter)
  • Presentation: “Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow”: Professional growth through improved communication, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting 2012 (co-presenter)
  • Presentation: Failing up: Reverse engineering a scenario to learning from other libraries’ mistakes. Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting 2012 (co-presenter)
  • Presentation: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes” Go out and reference. Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting 2012 (co-presenter)
  • Poster: No More Overdue Fines, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting 2012
  • Presentation: Watson, Answer Me This: Free and Open Source Software and Systems and Cloud Computing Tools, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries/Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Joint Conference and Annual Meeting 2011 (co-presenter)

BLOGS:

  • Contributor, The Gavel, Blog of the Oklahoma City University Law Library, features current events and news relevant to law library patrons

GRANTS

  • Mid America Law Library Association Annual Meeting Travel Grant (2011)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL)
    • Treasurer, 2013-2015
    • MAALL Markings Layout Editor (March 2012-present)
  • American Association of Law Libraries (Member)
  • American Library Association (Member)
  • Reference and User Services Association (Member)

SELECTED CONTINUING EDUCATION ATTENDED

  • AALL Law Library Management Online Course (2012)
  • Access Services Conference (2012)
  • Mid America Law Library Association Annual Meeting (2012)
  • American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (2012)
  • Interlending and Document Supply Conference (2011)
  • Mid America Law Library Association Annual Meeting (2011)
  • American Library Association Annual Meeting (2011)

Contact:
Room 181
Oklahoma City University Law Library
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
jewatson@okcu.edu
405-208-5272