Libraries & Archives

Janis Shearer

Office Manager

Office: Coeur de Catherine 43

Phone: 651.690.6802


About Janis

Janis is a resource for the library's administrative processes, which include budgeting, invoice payments and supply arrangements. She also contributes to organizing events for students, faculty, staff and Friends of the Library.

Janis has a BS in geography from Ohio University, a Master of Agriculture in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota and a Master in Library and Information Science from St. Catherine University.

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Earth sciences
  • Supporting first-generation graduate students
  • Data services
  • Project management

Selected Presentations

Shearer, J. (2018). Inclusive redesign of graduate data management curriculum. Poster presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

Shearer, J. (2018). Why not library & information science? Exploring undergraduate student awareness and interest in LIS. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

Shearer, J. (2017). Story time in the garden: Picture books that celebrate diversity through the seasons at Andersen Horticultural Library. Presentation at The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Meeting, Chanhassen, MN.