Jennifer Garrett appointed Director, Talent Management

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Garrett to the position of Director, Talent Management effective November 1, 2018.

Garrett will join the Libraries’ Organizational Design & Learning team, comprising Human Resources & Administrative Operations, Talent Management, and Visitor Relations. In her new role, she will direct the Libraries’ talent management strategy to recruit, hire, retain, and develop staff. She will provide leadership for diversity and inclusion initiatives, coordinate the NCSU Libraries Fellows program, serve as Unit Equity Officer, and represent the Libraries in regional and national diversity efforts and pipeline programs.

Garrett currently serves as Head of Digital Research Education and Training, a position in which she supports the Libraries’ workshop and seminar portfolio in digital research skills, growing relationships with workshop partners including the Office of Faculty Development, the Graduate School, Postdoctoral Association, and Data Science Initiative. Garrett also directs the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians and leads the Peer Scholars Program. This year she serves as Chair of the NCSU Libraries Faculty Awards Committee, Vice-Chair of the Fellows Advisory Committee, and Co-Chair of the Learning Programs Working Group, among other leadership roles.

Previously Garrett was Research Librarian for Management, Education, and Social Sciences, providing research services and instruction for those disciplines. She co-led the creation of the Data Visualization Workshop Series and was a member of the Summer of Open Science team. Garrett first joined NC State as an NCSU Libraries Fellow in 2012 assigned to Research and Information Services and to Visitor Relations, where she helped to launch a sustainable model for hosting thousands of visitors to the newly opened Hunt Library.

She was accepted to the Association of Research Libraries' yearlong Leadership and Career Development Program in 2018, and ARL has additionally selected her as both a Diversity Scholar (2011-2013) and Career Enhancement Program Fellow (2011-2012). The American Library Association also named her a Spectrum Scholar (2010-2011). Garrett earned the Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia and the Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in History, Political Science, and Religious Studies from the University of Oregon.