Jennifer L. Washburn
University of North Texas
Library - PS - Access Services
(940) 565-3245


MLIS, University of North Texas, 2013.
Major: Information Science
BA, Concordia University, 2009.
Major: English

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Student Engagement Librarian, Assistant Librarian, University of North Texas. (September 1, 2018 – Present).
Digital Projects Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Schreiner University. (July 1, 2016August 31, 2018).

Professional Memberships

American Library Association. (August 2011 – Present).

Texas Library Association. (August 2011April 2022).


Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
INFO 5600, Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry, 1 course.


Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Review
Stayton, J. (2019). Review of Transforming Academic Library Instruction: Shifting Teaching Practices to Reflect Changed Perspectives.. College & Research Libraries. College & Research Libraries. 80(7), 1055-1056.
Stayton, J. (2019). Brief Reviews of Books and Products. We Can Do IT: Women in Library Information Technology.. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 7(1), 2320.
Journal Article
Venner, M., Washburn, J. (2021). A Peer-to-Peer Service Approach in Academic Libraries. Journal of Access Services. Taylor & Francis Online.

Presentations Given

Oral Presentation

Stayton, J. (Author & Presenter), Cross Timbers Library Collective Conference, Creating Creators, CTLC, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Stayton, J. (Author & Presenter), Keshmiripour, S. (Author & Presenter), CTLC Conference, Providing Innovative Access in Delivery Services, Cross Timbers Library Collaborative, Commerce, Texas, United States of America. (20152015).

Panel Presentation

Washburn, J. L. (Panelist), Cole, C. (Panelist), Garcia-Bernal, A. (Panelist), RUSA Virtual Forum, Keepers from COVID: Assessing Services for the Long Haul, American Library Association, virtual, United States of America. (2022 – ).

Judkins, J. C. (Presenter), Washburn, J. L. (Presenter), Babaian, M. (Presenter), Wallace, J. (Moderator), Texas Library Association, Using Digital Primary Resource Collections in Instruction, Austin, TX, United States of America. (20192019).


Washburn, J. L. (Author & Presenter), ALA Conference 2022, Reengaging Staff with Reference and Information Statistics, American Library Association, Washington DC, United States of America. (2022 – ).

Whitfield, A. (Author), Brents, M. (Author), Stayton, J. (Author), Texas Library Conference, A Peer Learning Model for Embedded Reference, Texas Library Association, Houston (cancelled), United States of America. (20202020).


Stayton, J. (Presenter), ACRL Together Wherever, Empowering Student Workers Using Flipped and Agile Project Management, ACRL, Virtual, United States of America. (20202020).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Roy, M. (Principal), Stayton, J. (Supporting), Ratjit, U. (Supporting), "Aim for accessibility: Creating accessible LibGuides for library patrons," Sponsored by UNT Libraries, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (September 1, 2020August 31, 2021).
Stayton, J. (Principal), Bajracharya, A. (Supporting), Chung, F. (Supporting), "Gail Schlachter Memorial Research Grant," Sponsored by RUSA, American Library Association, National, $5000 Funded. (August 1, 2020January 31, 2021).


University Service

Co-Chair, LibApps Administration Committee. (June 2020 – Present).

Committee Member, Honors Day Committee. (September 2019 – Present).

Member, Public Services Outreach Workgroup. (May 2019 – Present).

Co-Chair, LibGuides Workgroup. (November 2018June 2020).

Member, Online Learning Librarian Hiring Committee. (April 2019November 2019).

Professional Service

Officer, Secretary, American Library Association - Sustainability Round Table. (July 1, 2020June 30, 2024).

Program Coordinator, Texas Library Association - Innovation and Technology Round Table, Texas. (April 15, 2020April 15, 2023).

Committee Member, American Library Association - ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee. (July 1, 2020June 30, 2022).

Committee Chair, American Library Association - Sustainability Round Table, Awards Subcommittee. (June 1, 2021June 1, 2022).

Other, Texas Library Association - Library Instruction Round Table, Austin, Texas. (April 2019April 2022).

Officer, Other Officer, Texas Library Association - Digital Libraries Round Table. (April 2019April 2020).

Committee Member, Digital Frontiers, Denton, Texas. (August 2015August 2019).

Committee Chair, Texas Library Association - Digital Libraries Round Table, Austin, Texas. (April 2018April 2019).

Awards and Honors

The George and Ruth Christy Award, UNT Libraries. (May 22, 2020May 22, 2020).