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Jeanette Parker

Director of Library Services
Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

As a Christian Librarian working in higher education settings, I strongly believe in the power and ability of a professional organization to connect, educate and encourage member librarians in their professional setting, even those beyond Christian colleges and universities. I have worked in a variety of positions from student worker to director in multiple institutions for over 25 years. I have benefited greatly from my membership and participation in ACL for most of those years. As a member of the board, I would work to help facilitate connections, education and support for all Association members.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Emporia State University, KS, in progress
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Friends University, KS, 2012
  • Master of Science in Library and Information, Emporia State University, KS, 2007

Professional Positions:

  • Director of Library Services, Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas Health Science Center, KS, 2022Present
  • Reference and Instruction Librarian, Newman University, KS, 20142022
  • Serials Librarian, Friends University, KS, 20092014
  • Night Circulation Manager/Interlibrary Loan, Friends University, KS, 20062009
  • Director of Library Services, Barclay College, KS, 20012006
  • Assistant Librarian, Barclay College, KS, 19992001

State, regional, and national professional organizations activities:

  • Medical Library Association, Member, 2022Present
  • American Library Association, Member, 2019Present
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, 2019Present
  • Wichita Area Library Association, Member, 2007Present
  • Wichita Area Library Association, Board member, 201011
  • Wichita Area Library Association, President, 2012
  • Association of Christian Librarians, Member, 2002Present
  • Kansas Library Association, Member, 2001Present, Private Academic Libraries Section Secretary/Treasurer, 201012, College and University Libraries Section, President, 2021Present

ACL Activities

  • ACL Conference Host Librarian, 2020, 2022
  • LAS Board Member-at-large, 20172020
  • Conference Workshop Presenter, 2014, 2017–2019, 2021
  • Book reviewer, The Christian Librarian
  • Indexer, Christian Periodical Index, 20042006