Jessi Van Der Volgen
I received my MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. Currently, I am a second-year National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, hosted by the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah. As part of the fellowship, I am happy to have the opportunity to work with the NTC.
During my library coursework, I worked as a reference assistant at a large undergraduate library, fielding all types of questions. I also had a project assistantship as a librarian for the Center for Limnology (which is the study of inland waters). In that tiny library on Lake Mendota, I did everything from copy-cataloging to maintaining a digital photo library of Center.
Before becoming a librarian, I was a high school biology teacher in Beaverton, Oregon. I taught at a small school with a great community and usually had classes of freshman and seniors.
Currently, I’m enjoying getting to know Utah (my fourth state since 2009), and training for my first half-marathon in September.