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Jennifer Harbster

Jennifer Harbster was a science reference and research specialist for the Library of Congress Science, Technology and Business division from Oct. 2001- Dec. 2015. She holds bachelor degrees in art history and anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master's in library science from San Jose State University. She spent her undergraduate years working at the university's slide library, where she found her true calling- becoming a librarian. During her master studies, she worked in a corporate library in Silicon Valley and conducted a practicum at two tribal libraries in San Diego County. Along with her reference duties for the Library's Science Reference Service, she created the Library’s Everyday Mysteries Web site, a collection of fun and scientifically interesting questions and answers about everyday phenomena.

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