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Jessica Kirschner

Portrait of Jessica Kirschner in the lobby. Pronouns She/Her.

Open Educational Resources Librarian

Scholarly Communications and Publishing

(804) 828-2105
James Branch Cabell Library,121-U

M.L.I.S., the University of Pittsburgh

New to VCU Libraries in Spring 2019, Jessica Kirschner supports the VCU community in its efforts to decrease student costs and increase student success through the use of affordable and open educational materials. Working with partners from across the VCU community, she advocates, educates and assists in the creation of new resources and the location, adoption and adaptation of existing course materials, from library materials to open educational resources. 
Before joining VCU Libraries, she served as the Digital Publishing Librarian at Texas Tech University, where she was developing an affordable, digital textbook publishing program. She began her career working in the acquisitions department at SUNY Press and working in their Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing. She was a 2017 Society for Scholarly Publishing Fellow and is currently Assistant Editor for the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 
Her academic interests focus on publishing and open education, especially the intersection of the two.

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