Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Burek Pierce

ImageJennifer Burek Pierce, associate professor at The University of Iowa, has specialized in research on publishing trends and their implications for libraries. This research considers how ideas once shared face-to-face are committed to print, and the results of promoting and sharing ideas via a new medium.

Pierce has published two books, developed a youth services column for American Libraries and written for The Chronicle of Higher Education. As keynote speaker for the Joint Journalism and Communications History Conference, she will be presenting “What Adolescents Ought to Know: A History of Publishing Sexual Health Information, 1897-1936”, an overview of the research in her UMass Press book entitled “What Adolescents Ought to Know: Sexual Health Texts in Early 20th Century America”.