Jamene Brooks-Kieffer

white woman with short hair wearing glasses
  • Associate Librarian / Data Services Librarian & Coordinator of Digital Scholarship

Contact Info

Watson Library, 470


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.


Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, 2005, Tallahassee, FL
Curriculum and Instruction, University of Mississippi, 1999, Oxford, MS
English , Bryn Mawr College, 1997, Bryn Mawr, PA

Selected Publications

Brooks-Kieffer, Jamene. 2021. “Time to Play; Access to Attention: Addressing One Academic Library’s Internal Culture around Computing Tools and Skills.” Journal Articles. College & Research Libraries News 82 (3): 121–24. https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.3.121.
Neeman, Henry, David Akin, Hussein Al-Azzawi, Kevin L. Brandt, Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, Dana Brunson, Dirk Colbry, et al. 2020. Cyberinfrastructure Facilitation Skills Training via the Virtual Residency Program. Conference Proceedings. PEARC ’20: Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3311790.3396629.
Monroe-Gulick, Amalia, Greta Valentine, and Jamene Brooks-Kieffer. 2017. “‘You Need to Have a Street Beat’: A Qualitative Study of Faculty Research Needs and Challenges.” Journal Articles. Portal: Libraries and the Academy 17 (4): 777–802. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2017.0046.
Brooks-Kieffer, Jamene. 2009. “Yielding to Persuasion: Library Data’s Hazardous Surfaces.” Book Chapters. In Library Data: Empowering Practice and Persuasion, edited by Darby Orcutt. Libraries Unlimited.

Selected Presentations

Brooks-Kieffer, J. (10/16/2020). Remembering the Future. Midwest Data Librarian Symposium. Online. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/30836
Brooks-Kieffer, J. (10/1/2019). Structures in Tension: Navigating Fast and Slow in the Neoliberal University. Midwest Data Librarian Symposium. Chicago, IL. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/29834
Brooks-Kieffer, J. (6/11/2019). Choosing Slow. OpenCon Librarian Community Call. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/29404
Brooks-Kieffer, J., & Albin, T. (10/12/2018). Git Going with LEGO: Tactile techniques for teaching text-based tools. FORCE2018. Montreal, QC, CA. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1478065
Brooks-Kieffer, J. (10/8/2018 - 10/9/2018). un/reliable reflections: The burden of reliability and the refuge of unreliability. Midwest Data Librarian Symposium. Ames, IA. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/27399
Brooks-Kieffer, J. (3/21/2018). Playing in the Sandbox: A year of data, tools, and analysis inside the library. Research Data Access & Preservation Summit. Chicago, IL. https://osf.io/fv5bw/
Brooks-Kieffer, J., & Laufersweiler, M. (2/28/2017). 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. (5/5/2016). Crowdsourcing Guidelines for a Successful Data Event: An Un(conference) Panel. Research Data Access & Preservation Summit. Atlanta, GA. https://osf.io/uwja6/
Brooks-Kieffer, J. (12/9/2014). Under the Mattress? The current landscape of confidential data storage. Coalition for Networked Information. Washington, DC. http://www.cni.org/pbs/under-the-mattress-the-current-landscape-of-confidential-data-storage/

Awards & Honors

Anschutz-Budig Outstanding Librarian Award
University of Kansas Libraries

Grants & Other Funded Activity

RII Track-2 FEC: Aquatic Intermittency effects on Microbiomes in Streams (AIMS). National Science Foundation. $5998875.00. Submitted 1/24/2020 (9/1/2020 - 8/31/2024). Federal. Status: Funded. 2020- : Communications Ad Hoc Committee (Chair)
2020- : Stakeholder Engagement & Sustainability Ad Hoc Committee (Member)
2020- : Data Sharing & Authorship Ad Hoc Committee (Member)
2020- : Workforce & Education Programming Committee (Member)
2020: Research Project & Data Manager Position search committee (Member)
Big XII Faculty Fellowship. University of Kansas Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring. $2500.00. Submitted 7/1/2019 (3/1/2020 - 3/31/2020). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded