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I am the Service Lead for Research Information Management and Discovery 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
  • Learning Analytics
  • Research Information Management Systems
  • Discovery Systems
  • Library Assessment

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Research Output 2009 2017

  • 9 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 2 Working paper
3 Citations

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
first-year student
79 Citations
academic success
19 Citations

Analyzing demographics: Assessing library use across the institution

Nackerud, S., Fransen, J., Peterson, K. & Mastel, K. Apr 2013 In : Portal. 13, 2, p. 131-145 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
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31 Citations
academic achievement
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Activities 2008 2017

  • 14 Invited talk
  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Oral presentation

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

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

Activity: Invited talk

College and Research Libraries (Journal)

Fransen, J. (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review

From Researcher Profiling to System of Record

Fransen, J. (Speaker)
Aug 16 2017

Activity: Invited talk

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), Nackerud, S. A. (Speaker), Fransen, J. (Speaker), Peterson, K. (Speaker), Ross MacIntyre (Speaker), Alison Sharman (Speaker)
Mar 24 2017

Activity: Oral presentation