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Jennifer Gehly He

Library Web Content Specialist

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Contact & Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Education

MS Library and Information Science, Simmons University

B.A. Liberal Arts, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

Jennifer manages, maintains, and improves the Libraries' website. She uses UX/UI design and web content strategies to ensure exceptional user experience, customer service, multicultural inclusion, and accessibility. Additionally, she works on strengthening the library's communications strategy by creating an effective social media presence.

Before joining Smith College, Jennifer worked as a web designer and UX/UI designer for the Harvard/Nasa Astrophysics Data System, the Museum of Fine Arts, Simmons University and the Boston Arts Academy. Jennifer also won the Massachusetts Library Association's PR award for her web design work for a virtual auction fundraising project for the Bacon Free Library, in Natick, MA. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys building websites and chatbots for fun, designing knit toys, and watching TEDx videos.

Committees

Website Content Team (chair), Marketing Team

Research Interests

UX/UI Design, React.js Development, Chatbot Design, Racial Equality, Multilingual Translation Tools, Web Accessibility, and Virtual Makerspaces

Publications & Presentations

He, Jennifer. “Develop a Racial Justice Strategy for Your Website and Social Media Platforms.” Presentation at New England Library Association's ITS Annual Conference on February 24, 2021.

He, Jennifer. “Design a Virtual Makerspace, Innovation Lab, or Virtual Learning Commons Website.” Presentation at New England Library Association’s ITS Annual Conference on February 24, 2021.

He, Jennifer. “Improve Your Current Website by Integrating Artificial Intelligence Functionality: Chatbots and More.” Presentation at New England Library Association ITS Virtual Conference on November 19, 2020.

He, Jennifer. “Make Better Livestreams - A Sprinkle of Fairy Dust is Helpful, But Not Required!” Presentation at New England Library Association ITS Virtual Conference on November 19, 2020.

He, Jennifer. “Build Your Website for the Future: Integrating Artificial Intelligence with Chatbots and More.” Presentation at Metrolina Library Association Virtual Conference on June 11, 2020.

Professional Affiliations

ITS Chapter of New England Library Association (Vice-Chair) Boston Kids Comics Fest (Board Director)