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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.


Selected Publications

Neeman, Henry, David Akin, Hussein Al-Azzawi, Kevin L. Brandt, Dana Brunson, Dirk Colbry, Sandra Gesing, et al. 2020. Cyberinfrastructure Facilitation Skills Training via the Virtual Residency Program. Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2020 (PEARC’20). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
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.
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 Work

Selected Presentations

Brooks-Kieffer, J. (10/1/2019). Structures in Tension: Navigating Fast and Slow in the Neoliberal University. Midwest Data Librarian Symposium. Chicago, IL.
Brooks-Kieffer, J. (6/11/2019). Choosing Slow. OpenCon Librarian Community Call.
Brooks-Kieffer, J., & Albin, T. (10/12/2018). Git Going with LEGO: Tactile techniques for teaching text-based tools. FORCE2018. Montreal, QC, CA.
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.
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.
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.
Brooks-Kieffer, J. (12/11/2015). Under the Mattress? The current landscape of confidential data storage. DataFOUR webinar series.

Selected Grants

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

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