Dr Jennifer Hopwood

Training & Development Specialist
Southern Maryland Regional Library

MD - County: 

Areas of Expertise
  • Staff Development
  • Youth Services
  • STEM in Libraries
  • Adult Program & Services
  • leadership
  • Library Science
  • Employee Engagement
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • collection development
  • Research
  • Grant writing
  • Teaching
  • Change Management
  • Systems Thinking
  • Staff Supervision & Evaluation
Types of Libraries I have worked in
  • Public
About Me

I have worked in libraries for over 20 years in many different capacities starting as a shelver with the Mercer County (NJ) libraries back when I was in high school to working in reference and youth services departments with the Brevard County (FL) libraries where I spent over six years as the Head of Youth Services for the Franklin T DeGroodt Memorial Library. I now work as the Training & Development Specialist for the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association and as a lecturer with San Jose State University's iSchool specializing in STEM in Libraries. I have a duel Bachelors in English and Education (emphasis on Secondary Education) from Monmouth University, a Masters in Library and information Studies (concentrating on Leadership and Youth Services) from Florida State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management (concentration on Creativity and Innovation) from Drexel University. I am very interested in the future of libraries, positive psychology, creativity, and geeking out over Marvel movies, dogs, social media, and fantasy/YA/historical romances. Follow me on Twitter @jhopwood80.

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