Ms. Pu brings experience from work in academia, museums, and public schools.
January 11, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Chris Reber announced that Jennie Pu has been selected as the College’s Dean of Libraries. She will begin serving in that capacity at the start of the Spring semester on January 7, 2019.
“Jennie Pu’s knowledge and diverse experience will greatly benefit our students and the entire community,” Dr. Reber said. “She will build upon the outstanding programming and operations that earned the College the Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, the only New Jersey institution ever to be so honored.”
Ms. Pu has more than 13 years of diverse library and technology experience in academia, museums, K-12 schools, as well as expertise in the startup technology sector. She worked as a part-time Librarian at the College’s Gabert (Journal Square) and North Hudson (Union City) Libraries. Previously Ms. Pu served as the Library Media Specialist at West Orange High School, where she directed essential services of that library’s media center for more than 2,100 students, managed the Library Makerspace, and created instruction and hands-on programs for students and faculty.
Her museum experience includes work as a Senior Library Associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more than five years, Ms. Pu managed the day-to-day library operations of the Department of Asian Art including recruitment, budgeting, and international relations. She made the presentation, “Demystifying and Integrating Web 2.0 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” for the New York Library Association and was invited to workshop the presentation for the Chicago Metropolitan Library System.
Conferences and workshops have been avenues for Ms. Pu to share information and her expertise with numerous professional development and educational groups and organizations. At the 2018 New Jersey Educational Computing Cooperative (NJECC) Technology Conference, she spoke about 3-D printing designing, differentiating, and developing.
Ms. Pu earned her Master of Library Science from Queens College, and Bachelor of Arts in American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington. She completed additional graduate coursework at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University.
Jennie Pu and her family are proud residents of Jersey City.