Janice Jaguszewski

Director and Associate University Librarian, Health Sciences

Health Sciences Library

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Janice Jaguszewski is Associate University Librarian and Director for the Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota. She is engaged in advancing teaching, learning, research and professional practice across six colleges and schools in the Academic Health Center, and is currently planning for a new library, which will be a central part of an interprofessional Health Science Education Center to open in early 2020. Library services will include a Maker/Innovation Space, a Visualization Center, an Augmented and Virtual Reality Studio, and a Faculty Commons with an emerging technology sandbox. 

Janice has a passion for organization development and earned a certificate in OD through the University of Minnesota's College of Continuing and Professional Studies.  She focuses on coaching, strategic planning and change management in her current position, and has presented to and consulted with a variety academic libraries, including Ohio State, Penn State, the University of Texas, and the University of Saskatchewan. 


Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Teaching of English, minor in Mathematics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Select publications and presentations

Co-author, with Lisa McGuire. “Connector, Catalyst and Common Good: Defining the Academic Library of the 21st Century,” Library Leadership and Management, vol. 32, no. 2 (2018): pp. 1-20.

Co-author, with Lisa McGuire. “Collaboration is Key: Advancing the Academic Health Sciences Library's Mission through Campus Partnerships within Library Spaces,” in Strategic Collaborations in Health Sciences Libraries.  Ed. Jean Shipman and M.J. Tooey.  2018. Chandos Publishing.

Co-author, with Karen Williams. "New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries," a report to the Association of Research Libraries, August 2013. 

Co-author, with Stephanie Crowe. “Preparing Our Librarians for the Future: Identifying and Assessing Core Competencies at the University of Minnesota Libraries,” in The Expert Library: Staffing, Sustaining, and Advancing the Academic Library in the 21st Century,” Chicago, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2010.

Co-author, with Linda Eells. “Propel Your Staff to New Heights: Computer Competencies for All,” Technical Services Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 4 (2007): pp. 17-35.

Co-author, with James Stemper. "Usage Statistics for Electronic Journals: An Analysis of Local and Vendor Counts," Collection Management, vol. 28, no. 4 (December 2003): pp. 3-22 (DOI: 10.1300/J105v28n04_02).

Co-author, with Laura Probst. "The Impact of Electronic Resources on Serial Cancellations and Remote Storage Decisions in Academic Research Libraries," Library Trends, vol. 48, no.4 (Spring 2000): pp. 799-820.

Editor, Recognizing Excellence in the Mathematical Sciences: An International Compilation of Awards, Honors, and Recipients, 275 pp., Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1997.

Co-author, with Jody Kempf, "Four Current Awareness Databases: Coverage and Currency Compared," Database February/March (1995): pp.34-44.