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Jennifer Gilley

Jennifer R. Gilley
Rank: Associate Librarian

Job Title: Head Librarian, Penn State New Kensington

Degrees: B.A. English, Hiram College, 1994;
M.A. Women's Studies, Ohio State University, 1995;
M.S. Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.

Research Interests: 

  • Feminist publishing
  • Third wave feminism
  • Women's studies librarianship
  • Popular culture
  • Gender and technology issues


  • Gilley, J. "This Book is an Action: A Case for the Study of Feminist Publishing." International Journal of the Book 9(1): 1-9 (2012).
  • Gilley, J. “Women’s Studies Information-Seeking: A State of the Union Address.” National Women’s Studies Association Journal 19 (2): 220-229 (Summer 2007).
  • Gilley, J. “Information Science: Not Just for Boys Any More.” American Libraries 37 (6): 50-51 (June/July 2006).
  • Gilley, J. and J. Begolly. “Great Progress, Great Divide: The Need for Evolution of the Recruitment Model for Women in Engineering” in Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 12-15, 2005. American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC (2005).
  • Gilley, J. "Writings of the Third Wave: Young Feminists in Conversation." Reference & User Services Quarterly 44(3): 187-198, Spring 2005.
  • Gilley, J. "Gender and Technology Awareness Training in Preservice Teacher Education." Tech Trends 46(6): 21-26 (Nov/Dec 2002).
  • Gilley, J. and S. Burnett. "Deconstructing and Reconstructing Pittsburgh's Man of Steel: Reading Joe Magarac Against the Context of the 20th Century Steel Industry." Journal of American Folklore. 111(442): 392-408, Fall 1998.


  • 2007 Women's Studies Section Significant Achievement in Women's Studies Librarianship Award
  • 2000 Pennsylvania Library Association New Librarian Honors Award

Professional Organizations:  

  • American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries Division, Women and Gender Studies Section (Chair 2007-2008)


Phone: 724-334-6076

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