Librarian Jennifer Snow awarded ARL fellowship

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March 31, 2022

Jennifer Snow—program director for instruction and librarian for Anthropology, Sociology, and Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies at Marx Science and Social Science Library—has been named a fellow in the 2022–23 leadership development program of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).  

Launched in 1997, the ARL program is a year-long experience that prepares mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic grounds for library leadership roles. Fellows receive professional development, education, mentorship, and sponsorship, together with meaningful exposure to the major strategic issues shaping the future of research institutions. Snow is one of 25 fellows selected for the 2022–23 cohort from across the United States and Canada.

“I chose to participate in this program because ARL has an impressive track record,” Snow said. “I am at the point in my career where I feel ready to take on leadership roles, and I would like to connect with other mid-career librarians as we build our skills together.”

Snow has a BA in history from Vassar College and an MA in history and an MLIS from Florida State University. She previously served as the tribal librarian/archivist for the Mohegan Indian Tribe and was the history, political science, and digital scholarship librarian at the University of Connecticut, where she collaborated on the award-winning Puerto Rico Citizenship Archives Project and developed Hartford through Time, a digital scholarship internship that engaged students with primary sources and web content creation related to Hartford history.

She is the first program director for instruction at Marx Library and since July 2021 has served as the chair of Yale University Library’s Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Committee, which addresses issues of accessibility and discoverability of library resources.

Read more about the ARL Leadership and Career Development Program.

—by Deborah Cannarella