Jennifer Oates

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Jennifer Oates


Dr. Jennifer Oates is the Director of the Jack and Sally Corette Library and Simperman Learning Commons.

Dr. Oates holds a B.M in Vocal Performance from the University of Oklahoma, an M.M. in Historical Musicology from the University of Kansas, an M.S. in Information and Library Studies from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Florida State University. She spent much of her career as the Head of the Music Library at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), Libraries, and most recently was also the Head of Queens College Library User Experience. Dr. Oates has extensive teaching, scholarship, and library administrative experience.

I am very excited to be a part of Carroll College. The college’s emphasis on 'living and learning' strongly resonates with me. Libraries offer a unique opportunity to facilitate this motto by serving as a campus hub that supports the academic needs of students and provides a welcoming space that encourages community and connection. I look forward to working with the outstanding people in the Jack and Sally Corette Library and the Simperman Learning Commons to renovate and create an innovative and dynamic campus hub.