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RUNDELS, JENNIFER

FACULTY

Biography

Jennifer Rundels is a tenured Assistant Professor and Research and Instruction Librarian for Central Michigan University Libraries. As CMU’s business librarian and liaison to the College of Business Administration, Jennifer provides research support and information literacy instruction for students and faculty in Business Information Systems; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Finance and Law; Management; Marketing, Hospitality, and Logistics; MBA; and School of Accounting. Jennifer also teaches LIB 197: Introduction to Library and Information Research, face-to-face and online.

Jennifer received her Master of Arts in Educational Technology from Central Michigan University, her Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University, and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Oakland University. Her research interests include information literacy frameworks and threshold concepts; career paths and person-job fit; measuring cleanliness in library spaces; research consultation models and student outcomes; and the intersection of educational technology and library services.

Prior to joining the CMU Libraries in 2008, Jennifer was Manager of Content Preparation Services at Portico, Ithaka’s digital preservation service in Princeton, New Jersey. She also held librarian positions at General Motors and DaimlerChrysler in Metro Detroit and has adjunct teaching experience with the School of Information Sciences at Wayne State University. 

More about Jennifer Rundels

Publications:

Fisher, J. J., & Rundels, J. J. (2023). How clean is the library? Using ATP bioluminescence technology to identify surface contamination. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 49(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2023.102706

Gray, D. M., & Rundels, J. J., (2023). Finding your ball is not always easy in golf: The challenges of using existing data for content analysis. In Sage Research Methods: Business. SAGE Publications, Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529670615

Benallack, C. & Rundels, J. J. (2021). Mapping the Framework to credit-bearing information literacy courses. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(6). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2021.102455

Gray, D. M., Hicks, N., & Rundels, J. J. (2020). Getting in the game: Putting golf at the forefront of your networking toolbox. Business Horizons, 63(5), 627-636. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2020.05.005

Rundels, J. J. & Casey, A. M. (2019). Measuring person-job fit and career paths of distance learning librarians. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 13(4), 321-338. https://doi.org/10.1080/1533290X.2019.1697788

Rundels, J. J. (2019). A model for engaging students with online research consultations. In J. E. Pitts, L. Bonella, J. M. Coleman, & A. Wathen (Eds.). Library services for online patrons: A manual for facilitating access, learning, and engagement (pp. 59-61). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited. https://products.abc-clio.com/abc-cliocorporate/product.aspx?pc=A5571P

Rundels, J. & Hill, R. (2013). Using technology to connect distance learning communities to scholarly information: Best practices and tools for information literacy. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 9(4), 301-313.  https://cgscholar.com/bookstore/works/using-technology-to-connect-distance-learning-communities-to-scholarly-information

Rundels, J., & Renirie, R. (Eds.). (2015). The Sixteenth Distance Library Services Conference Proceedings: Part 2 [Special issue]. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 9(1-2), 1-187. 

Peters, T., & Rundels, J. (Eds.). (2013). The Fifteenth Distance Library Services Conference Proceedings: Part 2 [Special issue]. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, 7(1-2), 1-244. 

Presentations:

Rundels, J., & Hill, R. (2013, January). Using technology to connect distance learning communities to scholarly information. Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society, Vancouver, BC.  https://doi.org/10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v09i04/56420

Casey, A. M., & Rundels, J. J. (2020, November 3-4). Does your library fit? Exploring career paths and perceptions of person-job fit among distance librarians. Session presented at the 2020 Distance Library Services Conference, virtual. International, peer-reviewed/refereed. https://commons.erau.edu/dls-conference/2020/presentations/27/

Fisher, J., & Rundels, J. (2019, April). How clean is the library? Mitigating disease transmission. Poster Presented at ACRL 2019 Conference, Association of College & Research Libraries, Cleveland, OH. International, peer-reviewed/refereed.

Hayes, R., Rundels, J., & Chase, P. (2017, May). MSA alternative capstone: Best practices and lessons learned. Poster presented at the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning, Mount Pleasant, MI.

Renirie, R., Mathson, S., & Rundels, J. (2017, May). Merging two information services departments: Impacts and outcomes. Session presented at the Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference, Dearborn, MI. 

Renirie, R., Mathson, S., Rundels, J., & Craig, M. (2016, December). Merging two information services departments: Challenges and opportunities. Session presented at the Michigan Academic Library Association Mini-Conference, Dearborn, MI.

Rundels, J., Kolski, T., Ballien, H., & Schwarzkoph, D. (2016, May). Strategies for increasing online student retention: The students’ perspective. Poster presented at the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning, Mount Pleasant, MI.

Buck, S., Aleman, K., Tang, N. Rundels, J., & Bailey, K. (2016, April). Reaching out! Tools for connecting with distance education students. Pre-conference workshop presented at the 17th Distance Library Services Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

LaDell-Thomas, J., & Rundels, J. (2015, September). Go Research! Building an information literacy tool that bridges the gap. Session presented at the 2015 Georgia International Conference on International Literacy, Savannah, GA.  

Renirie, R., & Rundels, J. (2015, September). Working effectively in a distributed environment. Session presented at the 2015 Global Campus In-Service, Mount Pleasant, MI.  

Master of Arts in Educational Technology, Central Michigan University (2012)

Master of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University (1995)

Bachelor of Arts in English, magna cum laude, Oakland University (1993)