Jennifer Rutner, Library Consultant
Jen started her career in higher education, as a Assessment & Planning Librarian at Columbia University Libraries, where she drew connections between organizational strategy and user experience. From there, she moved to Ithaka S+R, where as a Senior Analyst, she broadened her scope of inquiry and insight to the evolving nature of scholarly work and communication. Since then, Jen has been deeply embedded in her local community, working with a range of people, businesses, and non-profits as they take on pressing community issues. Jen has a passion and a talent for research with a human focus. Her curiosity, analytical sensibilities, and instinct for meaningful communication help her uncover and share stories that make an impact.
With experience and training in qualitative and quantitative methods, Jen matches the right research method to the question at hand and uncovers information that illuminates an inquiry. Jen can work with you on developing, conducting, and analyzing data from focus groups, interviews, surveys, questionnaires, usability studies, space studies, and observational studies. In every research project, she stays focused on the practical–connecting the data we gather to your organizational goals and projects.
Jen also works with individuals and organizations to clarify your mission, visions and goals, create innovative and practical strategic plans, evaluate their successes, and help you take the next step.