Jenny Levine

Director of Advocacy, Connections, and Engagement,
Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

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I specialize in strategic planning, project management, strategic implementation, and team building in libraries, non-profits, and associations. I'm deeply passionate about libraries and the impact they have on peoples' daily lives and on our nation's future.

My strengths include libraries, technology, emerging technologies, trends, social media, gaming in libraries, ubiquitous computing, convergence culture, participatory culture, blogging, RSS, creative problem solving, community building, community outreach, formal instruction, informal instruction, documentation, teaching technology, marketing, and more. I'm an information maven, and I excel at connecting people and projects. I'm good at generating content, sharing information in an easy-to-understand way, and amplifying the work of others.

I started the first librarian blog in 1995, Jenny's Cybrary to the Stars, which included The Librarian's Site du Jour. I updated the site by handcoding HTML and later by using FrontPage. During the first few years of Google's existence, I was the number one result for the term "jenny".

I was again at the forefront of the blogging movement in 2002 and ran a popular blog called The Shifted Librarian using Radio Userland, then Movable Type, and finally WordPress. During this blog's heyday (2002-2008), I was a top result in Google for "librarian".


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, United States
MLS, 1992
1991 To 1992

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
BS in Journalism, 1990
Broadcast Media
1985 To 1990

Professional Associations

American Society of Association Executives
2015 - Present

Illinois Library Association
2015 - Present

Job History

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
Executive Director
January 2015 - present

American Library Association
Internet Development Specialist
Chicago, IL, United States
January 2006 - January 2015

Suburban Library System / Metropolitan Library System
Internet Development Specialist
Burr Ridge, IL, United States
January 1997 - January 2006