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I am the Service Lead for Research Information Management Systems for University of Minnesota Libraries in the Twin Cities. In that role, I work across Libraries divisions and with campus partners to provide library systems that save researchers' and students' time and improve their access to the materials they need to get to their next steps.

Education/Academic qualification

MLIS, Dominican University

BS, University of Minnesota

BA, University of Minnesota


  • Research Networking Systems
  • Research Information Management Systems
  • Discovery Systems

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Research Output 2009 2018

Collaborating with Your Library to Jump Start Grand Challenges, Characterize Your Impact and Write Your Next Proposal

Bakker, C. J., Fransen, J., Galloway, L. & DuCloux-Potter, S., May 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

16 Citations (Scopus)
7 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of academic library resources on undergraduates' degree completion

Soria, K. M., Fransen, J. & Nackerud, S., Sep 1 2017, In : College and Research Libraries. 78, 6, p. 812-823 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
first-year student

Retention, Student Success, and Academic Engagement: A University of Minnesota Case Study

Nackerud, S., Fransen, J., Peterson, K. & Mastel, K. L., 2015, Library analytics and metrics: Using data to drive decisions and services. Showers, B. (ed.). London: Facet Publishing, p. 58-66 176 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

academic success

Activities 2007 2018

Showcase Your Institution's Research (and Library Capabilities!)

Jan Fransen (Speaker), Andy Herzog (Speaker), Maureen Schlangen (Speaker)
Mar 15 2018

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation

Library Impact on Student Success: Using Library Data to Improve the Student Experience

Shane A Nackerud (Speaker), Jan Fransen (Speaker), Melissa Bowles-Terry (Speaker), Jade Winn (Speaker), Michael R. Lfierl (Speaker), Clarence D. Maybee (Speaker)
Oct 4 2017

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation

From Researcher Profiling to System of Record

Jan Fransen (Speaker)
Aug 16 2017

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation

Data in the Library is Safe, But That's Not What Data is Meant For: Exploring the Longitudinal, Responsible Use of Library and Institutional Data to Understand and Increase Student Success

Megan Oakleaf (Speaker), Dennis Krieb (Speaker), Shane A Nackerud (Speaker), Jan Fransen (Speaker), Kate Peterson (Speaker), Ross MacIntyre (Speaker), Alison Sharman (Speaker)
Mar 24 2017

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel

College and Research Libraries (Journal)

Jan Fransen (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesPublication peer-review