Director of Libraries, SUNY Potsdam
Jenica P. Rogers is Director of the Lougheed Learning Commons at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Jenica’s background in librarianship is in cataloging, collection development, and staff training. As chief administrator for the Commons, Jenica is responsible for short-term and strategic planning, managing financial and human resources encompassing $1.2M in annual operating funds and 35 FTE of permanent and student employees. The Lougheed Learning Commons is a hub of non-classroom academic space which includes the College Libraries, College Archives, Lougheed Center for Applied Learning, College Makerspace, and Honors Program, and is dedicated to exploring and expanding the boundaries and intersections of traditional classroom instruction and applied research and learning activities. A respected speaker on issues in libraries and leadership, Jenica’s current professional interests are constantly expanding and all revolve around the intersections in higher education — the places that classroom learning, student identity, libraries, the internet, scholarly communication, and authentic experiences collide. Jenica earned her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 after graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1998 with a BA in English Literature.