Jody Fagan

Strategic Research & Assessment Librarian, Professor

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ORCID logo 0000-0003-2861-3477

Building: Carrier Library
Office: 7B
MSC: 1704

Department: Strategy & Development

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

About me

  • In collaboration with Libraries’ leadership teams, identify and develop research topics and complete research studies on behalf of the organization, assembling research team(s) when necessary.
  • Initiate, direct, and execute selected, strategic assessment efforts for the Libraries that gather, analyze, and put into use high quality, actionable information to support planning and decision-making.
  • Coordinate Libraries’ statistical reporting to external organizations (e.g. ACRL, IPEDS).
  • Make recommendations that strengthen the Libraries’ organizational research and assessment efforts.
  • Work with colleagues in Strategy & Development and others to develop communications about Libraries’ impact and value in a way that invites our communities’ participation and action.
  • Serve as a Libraries’ representative to other areas of JMU responsible for and related to assessment, such as OIR, CARS, assessment committees and working groups.

About Strategy & Development

We lead and facilitate communications and outreach, organizational learning and development, philanthropy, planning, and strategic research and assessment activities.