Jennifer Akins

Jenny Atkins, Art (Studio Arts) and Architecture Librarian


Jennifer Akins
Job Title
Subject Librarian for Art and Architecture
Phone Number
(314) 935-4377


English Literature and American Literature


Jenny has worked at Washington University since 2005. In 2011, she moved into her current role with the University Libraries. She holds a BA in Germanic studies; history from Indiana University–Bloomington. She earned an MLIS at the University of Missouri.

Selected projects, accomplishments, and activities

  • Gephardt Institute’s Information Literacy Learning Community, fall 2020 and spring 2021
  • Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) National Conference 48th Annual Conference (2020) St. Louis, planning committee (Local Arrangements Co-chair)
  • Publication: “Establishing an Open-Access MFA Thesis Collection,” Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America 37, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 44-54.
  • “In on the Conversation: Establishing an MFA Thesis Collection in the University Repository.” Art Libraries Society of North America: Annual Conference. New York, NY, 2018.