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A Welcome to New Library Hires in 2023

Sara Luz Jensen

Book Arts Faculty Member

Sara Luz Jensen is a book artist and recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Under the small-press imprint Fingertips Press, she designs and produces artist book publications and printed matter, many of which are collaborations with writers and visual artists. She joins the Marriott from the Salt Lake Public Library and is passionate about promoting access to creative technology and community engagement.

Dorothy Terry

Liaison Librarian

Dorothy returns to librarianship as a Liaison Librarian at the University of Utah. Her break in librarianship saw her spending four years living and working in Korea as a Native English Teacher and one year exploring her inner Elf in New Zealand. Prior to living abroad, she has worked at two universities in Baltimore, where she learned the value of interdisciplinary studies. She has her MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BA in Anthropology and Classics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is super excited to be in a new place and learn more about Utah!

Marina Narvaez

Liaison Librarian

Marina joins the University of Utah libraries as an assistant librarian with 12 years of librarian experience, of which nine as a business librarian. She has an undergraduate degree in business, graduate degrees in library science and English, and 21 hours towards a DBA. She loves being and looks forward to serving the College of Business at the U, but warns that if Wonder Woman’s position opens up, she will apply for it.

Jasmine Kirby

Assistant Librarian

Jasmine joins the University of Utah libraries as an assistant librarian. Originally from Chicago, she first headed to the cornfields where she received an undergraduate degree in history and a graduate degree in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After that, she worked in Ames, IA and then, after finally tiring of corn, in Doha, Qatar. She is excited to live near mountains and looks forward to tasting all of the local restaurants, floundering about in a variety of winter sports, and hiking in national parks.

Annika Deutsch

Liaison Librarian

Annika Deutsch brings an interdisciplinary background to her role as liaison librarian, with a recently completed MSLIS at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MA in English literature, and BS in geology. She worked for 12 years in environmental consulting and taught composition and research methods to first-year undergraduate students while pursuing her MA. She is passionate about making information more accessible and setting students up for success in their future careers.

Alex McCausland

User Experience Developer

Alex McCausland is a recent Graduate of the University of Utah, with a bachelors in Strategic Communication. With a long history with Graphic Design, Alex seeks to further develop his skills by diving into User Interface and Experience Design.

Taylor Kwasneski

Audiovisual Specialist

Taylor Kwasneski is a recent graduate from Florida State College at Jacksonville, with his Bachelor’s in Digital Media. Originally from Jacksonville, he has lived in Florida his whole life and wanted a change of scenery. Wanting to expand upon what he learned in previous jobs and internships in the field of audio and video, he is happy to bring what he knows to a new team at the UofU!

Thomas McNulty

ARC & Facilities Coordinator

Thomas McNulty is joining the Marriott Library as ARC & Facilities Coordinator.  He obtained his B.S. in Anthropology alongside a minor in Photography from the University of Utah (class of ’22).  Prior to this position, McNulty worked as a Barista at Beans & Brews Coffeehouse.  He was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley and has lived in Utah for almost his entire life.  He has a deep interest in library and museum collections work, and is excited to learn more about this field in his new position!

In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, mountain biking, camping, sand volleyball, anything!  He is also fond of photography (film & digital), watching movies and tv shows, academic research, and cooking on his Traeger®!

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