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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
  • Research Information Management Systems
  • Discovery Systems

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Research Output 2009 2018

6 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: Contribution to journalArticle

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first-year student
97 Citations

Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New evidence for students' retention and academic success

Soria, K. M., Fransen, J. & Nackerud, S., Apr 2013, In : Portal. 13, 2, p. 147-164 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

academic success
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Analyzing demographics: Assessing library use across the institution

Nackerud, S., Fransen, J., Peterson, K. & Mastel, K., Apr 1 2013, In : Portal. 13, 2, p. 131-145 15 p.

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Activities 2007 2018

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

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

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

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