I'm currently the Social Sciences Research Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where I liaise with the departments of Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography/GIS as well as working with qualitative researchers. 


Jun 22, 2022

Facilitating qualitative data analysis and CAQDAS use outside the classroom

Much of the work of learning to conduct qualitative research and to use technology for QDA happens outside the classroom.  In this presentation, I discuss an approach to facilitating qualitative data analysis by asking researchers questions about their...

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Mar 30, 2022

Discussing Qualitative Analysis on the It Takes a Campus Podcast

Our Scholarly Commons has a podcast about the people who support digital scholarship on campus. I recently spoke to Grad Assistant Ben Ostermeier about my work with qualitative researchers. The episode is now available online. You can listen online o...

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Mar 25, 2022

Transforming Library Services for Graduate Students 2022

At the 2022 Transforming Library Services for Graduate Students conference, I presented on an approach for engaging with qualitative researchers that draws on academic library workers' strength in asking questions about researchers goals. These questio...

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Recent Publications

Going qual in: Towards methodologically inclusive data work in academic libraries (forthcoming)

Jessica Hagman, Hilary Bussell

IASSIST Quarterly, forthcoming

Free tools for qualitative data analysis

Jessica Hagman

ANSS Currents, vol. 36, 2021, pp. 10-22

Centering analysis strategies and open tools for qualitative data analysis

Jessica Hagman

Dawn M. Mueller, Proceedings of the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, ACRL, Chicago, 2021 Apr, pp. 394--401

Welcome to the library: Building a social orientation campaign

Jessica Hagman

Kylie Bailin, Benjamin Jahre, Sarah Morris, Planning academic library orientations: Case studies from around the world, Elsevier, 2018, pp. 87-94

From training to learning: Developing student employees through experiential learning design

H. Bussell, J. Hagman

Pete McDonnell, The experiential library: Transforming academic and research libraries through the power of experiential learning , Chandos Publishing, 2017, pp. 147--159

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Jess Hagman

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Social Sciences, Health & Education LIbrary

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign