Edited nomination for Jenica Rogers
== Jenica Rogers ==
Jenica Rogers is Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Her current professional interests include interrogating the ways our information economy is breaking down and reforming now that the internet changed everything, figuring out what the role of a library is in a reality in which warehousing books is sort of passé, and informing, mentoring, and supporting new library professionals as they hit the real world face first and at full speed.
From 2009 to 2013 she wrote at length about library issues on her blog, Attempting Elegance (http://www.attemptingelegance.com ), represented SUNY Potsdam as the subject of an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/article/As-Chemistry-Journals-Prices/134650/ ), and gave a half dozen invited keynote speeches at library conferences around the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2014 she was chosen to receive the American Library Association’s ALCTS HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions.
To get a sense of her presentation style, watch her deliver the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vy0Kv4eqeg plenary speech at the 2013 Charleston Conference] (in which she discusses her refusal to pay the extortionate fees being charged by a professional association for its journals) as well as [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhMXClsue9w the Vision speech at NASIG's 2014 Annual Conference].