Ms. Laureen Cantwell-Jurkovic

Colorado Mesa University

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Colorado Mesa University

Laureen Cantwell-Jurkovic

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Laureen P. Cantwell-Jurkovic completed her Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) at Drexel University with a concentration in academic libraries. She worked in academic libraries at Universities in Pennsylvania, Grinnell College, and the University of Memphis prior to joining Colorado Mesa University (CMU) in 2014. Among other scholarly projects, she’s co-edited the books Finding Your Seat at the Table: Roles for Librarians on Institutional Regulatory Boards and Committees (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021) and Memphis Noir (Akashic Books, 2015); and has authored or co-authored articles and book chapters on topics ranging from virtual reference services, embedded librarianship, digital badging, curbside pick-up services, social media influencers and disinformation, MOOCs, and information literacy and nursing students. Her current research interests include curiosity, inquiry, and undergraduate nursing students; creativity preferences among engineering students; and information literacy and activism among academic librarians. In addition to her job at CMU, she is currently working on a PhD in Information Science through the University at Buffalo.