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AUTHOR: Jennifer Harbster

Jennifer “JJ” Harbster is Head of the Science Reference Section in the Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division. 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. JJ recently returned to the Library after spending a few years as an associate librarian at UC Davis where she supported research, learning, and instruction for the physical sciences and engineering departments with a focus on underrepresented groups. Her first professional library job was at the Library of Congress where she spent 14 marvelous years as a science reference and research specialist. As creator of the Library’s Everyday Mysteries series she supports curiosity and encourages everyone to observe, learn and ask questions about the world around us.

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