Type of Library:
Business Librarian, Texas A&M University, 1994-1997Head of Reference, National Small Business Development Center Research Network, 1992-1994Student Librarian, New York State Small Business Development Center, Albany, New York. 1992Degrees and Certificates:
Georgetown University, MBA, 2005.State University of New York, MLS, 1992.University of New Hampshire, BA Art History, 1987.Division Affiliation(s):
To which Round Tables do you belong? Government Documents (GODORT), Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT), Library Research (LRRT)
ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities:
American Library Association 1992-
RUSA Councilor on ALA Council, 2012-2015
American Library Association, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) 1992-
RUSA Strategic Plan Task Force 2013-2015
RUSA Councilor, 2012-2015
Executive Board, 2012-2015
Task Force on Membership Recruitment and Retention, 2005-2008.
RUSA Board, 2005-2006
Planning and Finance, 2004-2005
Professional Development Committee (member, 2000-2005) (Chair, 2003-2004)
American Library Association, Business Reference and Adult Services Section (BRASS) 1992-
Membership, Chair 2014-present
Emerald Research Grant, Chair, 2009-2010
Nominating, Chair, 2008-2009
Development, Chair, 2006-2007
Executive Board, Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past-Chair, 2004-2006
Marketing (ad hoc), 2005-2006
2006 Program Planning, 2004-2006
Section Evaluation (ad hoc), 2002-2004
BRASS Representative to SLA 2002-2004
BRASS Board, 2001-2003
2001 Joint BRASS/GODORT Program Planning, Chair 1999-2001
Discussion Group Leader, 1998-2000
Disclosure Student Awards, Chair 1997-1999
1997 San Francisco Program Planning – Publicity, 1995-1997
Publication Sub-Committee, 1995-1997
1995 Chicago Program Planning, 1993-1995
Offices held in state/regional library associations, and other associations:
Business Information Finders (Washington, D.C.) 1999- Founding member
Event coordinator 1999-2006, 2010- present
Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship 1996-
Editorial Review Board 1996-2012
Honors and Awards:
Elected ALA/RUSA Councilor – Term 2012-2015
Received the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship – 2010
Elected Chair-Elect for ALA/RUSA/BRASS – Term 2004-2006
Elected Member-at-Large for ALA/RUSA/BRASS – Term 2001-2003
Lauinger Library University Librarian’s Award, 2011
For work of an individual to recognize significant contribution to the department, division, or library that resulted in cost savings, streamlined processes, or enhanced services.
Lauinger Library University Librarian’s Award, 2005
For outstanding leadership in the profession and in the University Library
Elected Georgetown University Faculty Senate, 2005-Present
I have worked hard for the profession as a leader in ALA/RUSA; at Lauinger Library teaching classes and creating collections of distinction; and in Georgetown University serving in the Faculty Senate (even when Librarians don’t have faculty status) and being on the Intellectual Property Committee and Co-Chairing the Election Committee. My service is shown in my books, articles, lectures, and by teaching Business Research in Catholic University’s School of Library and Information Science. I would like to continue my service as a RUSA Director-At-Large.
Jennifer C. Boettcher and Leonard M. Gains. Industry Research Using the Economic Census. (Greenwood Press: Phoenix, AZ.) 2004.
David Gibbs, Jennifer Boettcher, Jill Hollingsworth, Healther Slania. “Assessing the Research Needs of Graduates Students at Georgetown University,” Journal of Academic Librarianship, Available online 14 August, 2012.
Jennifer Boettcher. “Challenges and Opportunities Presented by NAICS,” Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship. 5, no. 2 (1999), 3-14.
Links to further information:
See samples of my library work at: http://guides.library.georgetown.edu/prf.php?account_id=14787
A shortened CV http://guides.library.georgetown.edu/c.php?g=103652&p=672974
Statement of Professional Concerns/Aspirations if Elected:
I respect information professionals. We are vital to preserve the past, instruct the present, and protect the future. ALA’s role is to educate its members and be a voice for the profession. We advocate information policies holding true to our established ethics. Divisions like RUSA deftly handle ALA’s education mission.
RUSA has a lot going for it with a diverse membership. I appreciate your support.
Member of ALA since: 1992