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RESEARCH
Jen has a passion and talent for research with a user focus. With experience and training in qualitative and quantitative methods, she 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. 

STRATEGY
Jen works with individuals and organizations to clarify your mission, visions and goals, create innovative and practical strategic plans, evaluate the successes you've already achieved, and help you take the next step. She can work with you to hone your messaging, develop a strategy, and ensure that your brand stays true to itself. 

ADVOCACY
Jen writes and speaks about political and social issues facing the infertility community, and the impact of the infertility experience on women and men. She is available for speaking engagements, interviews, articles, organizing, fundraising and conferences. Learn more about Jen's advocacy work. 

Jen currently leads the Mid-Hudson Valley Infertility Support Group, a monthly peer-led group that meets once a month in Beacon, NY. Women who are struggling with infertility can email midhudsoninfertility@gmail.com for more information or to attend a meeting.

YOGA
Jen is a 200 hour Kripalu Certified Yoga Instructor, and the founder of Two Trees Yoga and Retreat House

You can contact Jen at jenrutner@gmail.com.


RESUME

TWO TREES YOGA AND RETREAT HOUSE
Yoga Teacher and Owner, 2016-present

ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP

SUNY NEW PALTZ, Soujourner Truth Library, New Paltz, NY
Visiting Assistant Librarian, August 2018 - Present

QUALITY METRICS, LLC, Silver Spring, MD
Assessment Consultant, 2016 - Present

ITHAKA S+R: Strategic Consulting and Research, New York, NY
Senior Analyst, August 2011 – July 2012

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SERVICES, New York, NY
Assessment & Planning Librarian, February 2011 – July 2011
Assessment & Marketing Librarian, January 2008 – January 2011
Program Coordinator for Marketing and Assessment, March 2006 – December 2007

ADVOCACY WORK

Friends of Alex Kelly, NY State Senate Election
Campaign Treasurer, 2018

Beacon SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Beacon, NY
Organizing Committee Member, 2016

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, McLean, VA,
Peer-Led Support Group Host, Beacon, NY, 2011-present
Advocacy Day Co-Chair, 2013-2014

Planned Parenthood of Mid-Hudson Valley, Newburgh, NY
Outreach Volunteer, 2014

Planned Parenthood of NYC, Manhattan, NY
Patient Navigator, 2012

FREELANCE

Eden Village Camp, Beacon, NY
Online Advertising, 2016

Beacon Hebrew Alliance, Beacon, NY
Business planning, 2016

Beacon Independent Film Festival, Beacon, NY
Marketing strategy, 2015

Ali Muhammad, Beacon City Council-member, Beacon, NY
Communications Strategy, 2013


SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Rutner, Jennifer. “Staff Development Opportunities at Work : Building Leadership Skills.” Staff Development Strategies That Work: Stories and Strategies from New Librarians, edited by Miguel Figueroa and Georgie Donovan, Neal Schuman, 2009.

Gessner, Gabriela Castro, et al. Supporting Humanities Doctoral Student Success: A Collaborative Project between Cornell University Library and Columbia University Libraries. 2011. DataCite, doi:10.7916/d8k93gjh.

Long, Matthew, and Roger Schonfeld. Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Chemists. Ithaka S+R, 11 Aug. 2015. Crossref, doi:10.18665/sr.22561.

Rutner, Jennifer, and Roger Schonfeld. Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians. Ithaka S+R, 11 Aug. 2015. Crossref, doi:10.18665/sr.22532.

Rutner, Jennifer, and James Self. “Still Bound for Disappointment? Another Look at Faculty and Library Journal Collections.” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, vol. 8, no. 2, June 2013, p. 114. Crossref, doi:10.18438/B8XS5Z.

Tatarka, Agnes, et al. “Library Assessment Plans: Four Case Studies.” Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 11, no. 2, July 2010, pp. 199–210. Crossref, doi:10.1108/14678041011064106.


EDUCATION

KRIPALU CENTER FOR YOGA & HEALTH, Lenox, MA
Completed 200-hour yoga teacher training with certification, 2016

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
Completed Master’s-level coursework in Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences, 2010-2012

PRATT INSTITUTE, New York, NY
Master’s Degree, Information and Library Science, 2005

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, Rochester, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies, 2002