Jennifer Chan

FORCE11 Member since November 28, 2018


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Jennifer Chan is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at UCLA Library, where she liaises with campus partners on the development of targeted outreach and programming that promote scholarly communication and open access, and develops open education strategies to further the campus mission of research, teaching, and public service. Jennifer administers the Library's Affordable Course Materials Initiative (ACMI), which addresses the rising cost of student course material by employing licensing, digitization, OER adoption and other techniques. She is a current member of the SPARC Open Education Advisory Group. 
Jennifer serves on the UCLA Library Diversity Committee as the chair of the Programming & Outreach subcommittee, and formerly served the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC) as the UCLA representative to the LAUC Diversity Committee, where she assisted in drafting the LAUC Statement of Principles on Undocumented Students in 2017. She is the current LAUC representative to the University of California Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee (SLASIAC). 
Previously, at the University of Colorado Boulder, she headed several Open Access initiatives of the University Libraries, including successful passage of a campus-level OA policy, administration of the Libraries' OA policy, an OA subvention fund, and launched the institutional repository of the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously, as Assistant Scholarly Communications Librarian at Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing at the University Libraries, University of Pittsburgh, she actively supported OA initiatives and facilitated the altmetrics pilot project that integrated the Pitt Institutional Repository, D-Scholarship@Pitt, with the PlumX altmetrics platform. Jennifer co-chairs the LITA Altmetrics and Digital Analytics Interest Group. 
Jennifer’s experience working the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort in a public library “Katrina Trailer” illustrated firsthand the importance of the infrastructures on which we are all reliant for information access. 
Jennifer has certification in Copyright Management and Leadership.