Ph.D. - University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Doctorate in Physical Chemistry with a minor in Applied Mathematics.
B.S. - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Major in Chemistry.
2003-2013 Part-time folk music teacher, performer, arranger, along with database and website creation. Classes include clawhammer and bluegrass banjo, old-time fiddle and mandolin, fingerpicking and Carter Family style guitar, mountain dulcimer, old- time ensemble playing, and more. Database and website is at www.ibiblio.org. Music arrangements are published by Mel Bay
2003 - 2008 On-Call Reference
Librarian, Portland Community College, Portland, OR. Provide
general reference, assist in various instruction and collection
2001 - 2002 Reference
Librarian, Clackamus Community College, Oregon City, OR. Provide
general reference, develop information guides, and assist in
Library instruction. (part-time)
2000 - 2001 Reference Librarian, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland, Oregon 97219-7899. Provide general reference and develop web page library research material. (part-time)
1997 - 2000. Science & Mathematics Coordinator, Frances H. Green Library, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19380. Manange and develop the science and related areas collection. Provide general reference, instruction for the sciences, and oversee access to the Library Electronic Resources Collection.
1993 - 1997. Librarian (Science & Engineering), Resource Services Department, The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD 21218. Subject specialist for Physics & Astronomy, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, and Environmental Studies. Provide reference and instruction for both the science & general areas.
1989 - 1992. Librarian, Science & Technology Division, University Library, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Manage collections in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Industrial Technology programs. Provide reference for both the sciences and general areas.
1987 - 1988. Environmental Educational Specialist, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, 4350 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052. Develop K-12 activities on the issues of hazardous wastes. Compile bibliographies for environmental publications.
1986 - 1987. Library Assistant, Library, John Bastyr College of Natural Medicine, Seattle WA 98105. Provide evening reference and perform general library tasks.
1976 - 1987. Folk Musician, Teacher & Performer, Self-employed, Santa Barbara, CA, Salem OR and Seattle WA. Develop and prepare folk music teaching materials for both private and class settings. Teach private lesseons and adult education classes in folk instrumental music. Perform solo and lead student ensembles.
1973 - 1977. Research Scientist, Mission Research Corp., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Carry out research in chemical physics and other areas. Develop computer programs to model chemical and physical process in a variety of areas.
American Library Association/ACRL Division
Pacific Northwest Library Association
Chemical Information Section, American Chemical Society
SELECTED SCHOLARLY & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Jane A. Keefer, "If I Click on It, It will Come. Electronic Resources and Chemical Literature in the Information Age." Panel Session, MALAACT Conference, Lebanon Valley College, Lebanon Valley, PA, Sept. 17, 1999.
Member, Subcommitte to Review Dewey Decimal 540 Chemistry Class, 1999.
Jane A. Keefer, "From Database to Website: Transforming a Relational Database into a Web Site." Poster Session presented at ACRL Conference, Detroit, MI, April 14, 1999.
Jane Keefer, "Electronic Resources - What's Available," presentation for RECAP '98, Resources for the Electronic Classroom, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, May 8, 1998.
Jane A. Keefer and Stuart Karabenick, "Help Seeking in the Information Age," in Strategic Help Seeking in Knowledge Acquisition Settings, edited by Stuart Karabenick. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998, 219-250.
Jane A. Keefer "The Reference Process: An Holistic Approach." presentation for "I said, They Said" workshop for Maryland Community College Library Association, Anne Arundel Community College, Jun 6, 1997.
Jane A. Keefer, "Folk Music Index to Recorded Sources." Available: http://www.ibiblio.org/folkindex, 1996 - .
Jane Keefer, "Gardner's Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names Electronic Handbook, a review." J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 35(4): 784, 1995.
Jane Keefer, "Gopher It; Finding Information on the Internet," Lecture for Odessey Program, School of Continuing Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Oct 17, 1995.
Jane Keefer, "Information Anxiety, A View From Both Sides of the Interface." Presentation for Philadelphia Downtowners & the Law Librarians Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 21, 1995.
Jane Keefer, "Hungry Rat Syndrome Revisited, Information Anxiety and the Information Seeking Process." Lecture, Odessey Program, School of Continuing Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Mar 30, 1995.
Contributor, "500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide." ed. by Erica Bauermeister, Jesse Larsen and Holly Smith, New York; Viking, 1994.
Jane Keefer & Karla Pearce, "Electronic Chemical Data
Resources. Impact and Implications for Reference Services." Paper
presented at the Trisociety Meeting, ASIS Annual Meeting, Arlington,
VA, Oct 17, 1994.
Jane Keefer, "The Hungry Rat Syndrome Revisited; A Holistic Approach to Information Seeking." Keynote speech, Symposium on Information Anxiety, Oct 3, 1994, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo NY.
Jane Keefer, "Electronic Reference Resources; Impact and Implications for Bibliographic Instruction and Reference," Poster Session, LOEX Conference, Ypsilanti, MI, May 17, 1994.
Jane Keefer & Stuart A. Karabenick, "Help Seeking and the Reference Process," in "What Is Good Instruction Now? The 20th Annual LOEX Library Instructional Conference," Ann Arbor, MI: Pieran Press, 1993.
Jane Keefer, "The Hungry Rats Syndrome: Library Anxiety, Information Literacy and the Academic Reference Process. RQ, Spring 1993, p. 333-39.
Software Reviewer for the "Interface," SLA Pacific NW Chapter Newsletter, Seattle, WA, 1988-9.
RQ Spring 1993 paper selected for 1993 Top Twenty Publications by ALA Library Instruction Round Table, Continuing Education Committee.
Faculty Recognition Award, Eastern Michigan University, for work
with adult re-entry students. 1991-92 year.
Genevieve C. Cobb Fellowship. GSLIS, Univ. of Washington, Seattle.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Canada National Research Council, Univ.
of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada.
SELECTED EDUCATIONAL/LIBRARY SERVICE
Electronic Resources Committee, F. H. Green Library, West Chester University, 1998-present.
Facilities Committee, F. H. Green Library, West Chester University, 1998-present.
Electronic Journals Task Force, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University, 1995-present.
Collection Management Task Force, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University, 1993-95
Electronic Technologies Task Force, Learning Resources & Technology Library Faculty, Eastern Michigan University, 1991-2.
Task Force on Research/Inquiry & Creativity, Eastern Michigan University, 1990-91.
Older & Wiser, A support group for re-entry adult students, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti MI, 1990-92. (Co-Leader)
Woman's Resource Center Planning Committee, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti MI, 1990.
SELECTED COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
West Chester Adult Night School, Feb 1999-Nov. 1999, (Banjo Instructor)
Baltimore Folk Music Society (Open Band), 1993-1995.
"Reconciling Folk & Commercial Values," A Forum/discussion session (with bibliographic handout) presented at the Midwest Regional Meeting, North American Alliance for Folk Music and Dance, Chicago, Sept 28, 1991.
Ypsilanti Adult Education, Music Enrichment Program, Ypsilanti MI, Sept. 1990-1992. (Music Instructor)
Association for Women in Science, Membership Committee, Chair, Seattle Chapter, 1986-88.
Salem Folklore Community, Salem OR, 1981-85. (Board of Directors, 1983-85 & President, 1984-85)
Annual Salem Folklife Festival, Salem OR, 1981-1984. (Coordinator 1984)
Friends of the Salem Public Library, Salem OR, 1982-84. (Vice President, 1983-84)
Available upon request.