If you’ve participated in a library instruction class, a Data Services class, or used our Chat With A Librarian service this past semester, chances are you’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with Jordan Evans-Boyajian, an adjunct librarian here at Walsh Library. With her wealth of knowledge and talent for teaching Jordan has been much in demand as an instructor.
A native of New York, Jordan’s love of art led her to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York. And she has now completed her master’s degree in Library & Information Science online through San Jose State University this past November!
Jordan started as an intern at Seton Hall University Libraries in October of 2020. Jordan initially joined our reference team. She then branched out to work on projects involving instruction, Archives & Special Collections, and the Walsh Gallery. One of her first projects was a historic online tour of the campus.
During this Fall semester at Seton Hall University, Jordan was able to coordinate several book displays virtually and in-person to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQIA+ History Month, and National Native American Heritage Month. She also developed guides to help students understand how to utilize Humanitarian Mapping tools and how to use works from the Walsh Gallery in their own research.
While working with the Archives & Special Collections in the summer of 2021, Jordan was able to complete digitizing Civil Rights photographic slides for use by the Africana Studies department. These slides were in rough condition due to decay from age, but she was able to bring them back to their original look and feel through color correction.
Jordan observed that “these slides document the Civil Rights Movement as well as how the Africana Studies Department has developed their curriculum through the years. It is a great look back to see what the style was in the 1970’s at Seton Hall University.”
Jordan will be finishing up her adjunct position this month, and then it’s onward to new adventures. We thank her for the outstanding contributions she has made to the library, wish her well, and expect to hear great things in the future–À votre santé!!