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Erika Jenns

Indiana University Libraries
Scholarly Engagement Librarian
Indiana University Bloomington
I am the Scholarly Engagement Librarian at Herman B Wells Library at Indiana University. As part of my position, I plan and promote a series of workshops geared toward the graduate students and faculty at Indiana University. I strive to ensure that our students and faculty feel that their research needs are met, and I hope to provide useful and inspiring workshop content by offering a diverse series that incorporates a fresh view on writing and research and introduces new tools and technologies.

I graduated from Indiana University’s dual Master’s degree program in English and Library Science. My studies in English focused on 19th-century American literature and digital humanities, and my MLS was accompanied by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship specialization.

As I pursue my research interests, I find that I am captivated by the book as a physical object, both in print form and manuscript. Primary sources, particularly marginalia and ephemera, play an important role in my writing and research. I believe in the importance and usefulness of creating a digital component for these materials. While I do not believe that a digital surrogate is an acceptable replacement for the object itself, I do think that digitization and collaborative digital projects that interact with physical objects in special collections repositories offer an important opportunity to encourage the use of the materials housed in these institutions.