Jennifer Schaffner

Program Officer

Jennifer Schaffner

Jennifer Schaffner is a Program Officer with OCLC Research and the OCLC Research Library Partnership. She designs projects and leads work with the OCLC Research Library Partnership concerning archives, rare books, manuscripts, scholarly expectations, data curation, and collaboration among libraries, archives and museums.

Jennifer has an MLIS from the University of Alberta and an MA in history from UC Irvine. Jennifer specializes in public services, special collections, and support for scholarly research. She is active professionally in RBMS, SAA, APHA and SHARP.

Prior to joining OCLC Research, Jennifer worked in rare book libraries and archives at UCLA and the California Historical Society. Earlier her career focused on general reference, public services and bibliography at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New York Public Library, and Stanford.

Jennifer's curatorial specialty is contemporary book arts and her intellectual focus is on the history of print culture in the early modern period.


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