Amy Jankowski

Associate Professor

Subject Librarian

Learning and Outreach Services

Contact Information

  • Centennial Library L166
  • (505) 277-1186


Amy Jankowski is a STEM Librarian with the UNM Libraries. Through this position, she focuses on outreach and liaison activities with the Biology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Geography & Environmental Studies Departments, as well as the Sustainability Studies Program. She conducts one-on-one research consultations with students, faculty, and staff; provides information literacy instruction for STEM courses; and serves in a leadership role for STEM collection management. Amy is excited to work with the campus community to support information needs, enhance learning, and advance scholarship. Her scholarly interests include information literacy, library collections, and library professional development. She is also interested in the intersections between the sciences, special collections, and archives.

Before coming to UNM, Amy worked as the Associate Director of Library Services for San Diego Zoo Global (now the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance), where she supported the research and daily information needs of scientists, zookeepers, horticulturalists, veterinarians, educators, and affiliated students. In addition to reinforcing her fascination with plants and animals, Amy’s work with the San Diego Zoo strengthened her passion and curiosity for ecology, conservation biology, and sustainable practices.

Amy earned her MLS with a specialization in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University Bloomington and her BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her prior library and collections experience includes work in archives, special collections libraries, and museums.

Selected publications:

Russo, A., Jankowski, A. 2023. It’s harder than it looks: How students identify original research articles in an undergraduate biology course. Public Services Quarterly. 19(1): 1-25. DOI: 10.1080/15228959.2022.2116377

Soito, L., Jankowski, A. 2023. The value of belonging: A comparison of professional organizations’ membership benefits. portal: Libraries and the Academy. 23(2): 355-385. DOI: 10.1353/pla.2023.0014

Russo, A., Jankowski, A., Beene, S., Townsend, L. (2019). Strategic source evaluation: addressing the container conundrum. Reference Services Review. 47(3): 294-313. DOI: 10.1108/RSR-04-2019-0024

Jankowski, A., Sawyer, Y. (2019). Biology student perceptions of information literacy instruction in the context of an essential skills workshop series. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship. 92. DOI: 10.29173/istl10

Jankowski, A., Russo, A., Townsend, L. (2018). “It was information based”: Student reasoning when distinguishing between scholarly and popular sources. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Available from http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2018/it-was-information-based/

Jankowski, A., Schultz, A., Soito, L. (2018). Motley crew: Collaboration across an academic library to rescue an orphan collection. Library Resources and Technical Services. 62(3): 114-126. DOI: 10.5860/lrts.62n3.114