Jamene Brooks-Kieffer

University Libraries - University Libraries
Associate Librarian / Data Services Librarian & Coordinator of Digital Scholarship
Primary office:
Watson Library
Room 470
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


As Data Services Librarian, I focus on teaching practical data management techniques and facilitating access to data and computing services available to KU affiliates. I consult with researchers on data management and stewardship related to their research projects, both funded and unfunded. As Coordinator of Digital Scholarship I supervise the delivery of data and GIS services to KU affiliates. I am a certified Carpentries instructor with experience organizing, hosting, and instructing Software, Data, and Library Carpentry workshops.


M.S., Library and Information Studies, Florida State University

M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Mississippi

A.B., English , Bryn Mawr College

Selected Publications

Monroe-Gulick, A. Valentine, G. & Brooks-Kieffer, J. (2017). "You Need to Have a Street Beat": A Qualitative Study of Faculty Research Needs and Challenges. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 17(4), 777-802. DOI:10.1353/pla.2017.0046 http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/pla.2017.0046

Brooks-Kieffer, J. (2009). Yielding to Persuasion: Library data’s hazardous surfaces. In D. Orcutt (Ed.), Library Data: Empowering Practice and Persuasion. Libraries Unlimited.

Selected Work

Selected Presentations

Brooks-Kieffer, J. . (10/01/2019). Structures in Tension: Navigating Fast and Slow in the Neoliberal University. Midwest Data Librarian Symposium. Chicago, IL. Available Here

Brooks-Kieffer, J. . (06/11/2019). Choosing Slow. OpenCon Librarian Community Call. Available Here

Brooks-Kieffer, J. & Albin, T. . (10/12/2018). Git Going with LEGO: Tactile techniques for teaching text-based tools. FORCE2018. Montreal, QC, CA. Available Here

Brooks-Kieffer, J. . (10/08/2018 - 10/09/2018). un/reliable reflections: The burden of reliability and the refuge of unreliability. Midwest Data Librarian Symposium. Ames, IA. Available Here

Brooks-Kieffer, J. . (03/21/2018). Playing in the Sandbox: A year of data, tools, and analysis inside the library. Research Data Access & Preservation Summit. Chicago, IL. Available Here

Brooks-Kieffer, J. & Laufersweiler, M. . (02/28/2017). What's So Super about Supercomputing? A very basic introduction to high performance computing. Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) joint webinar.

Brooks-Kieffer, J. Marshall, B. Hudson, M. Laufersweiler, M. Van Tuyl, S. Johnson, A. & Martin, S. . (05/05/2016). Crowdsourcing Guidelines for a Successful Data Event: An Un(conference) Panel. Research Data Access & Preservation Summit. Atlanta, GA. Available Here

Brooks-Kieffer, J. . (12/11/2015). Under the Mattress? The current landscape of confidential data storage. DataFOUR webinar series. Available Here

Selected Grants

Big XII Faculty Fellowship, University of Kansas Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, $2,500, Submitted 07/01/2019 (03/01/2020 - 03/31/2020). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

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