Jennie Rose Halperin
Jennie Rose Halperin (she/her/hers) is a digital strategist, community builder, and librarian who serves as Director of Library Futures. She is focused on growing the organization and its reach and fostering a culture of open, inclusive leadership to support equitable library policy, technology, and advocacy. Jennie joins Library Futures from Harvard Law School Library, where she served as the Assistant Director for Outreach and Community Engagement. Previously, she managed communications for Creative Commons and worked on growth and community at O’Reilly Media and Mozilla. A committed civic leader, in 2018, she was chosen for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s SPARK Cohort for Millennial Leaders and received a New Urban Mechanics Public Space Invitational Grant in 2019. In 2021, she was named a visionary by Public Knowledge – a “future leader who will drive tech policy in the public interest for the next 20 years.” From 2021-2022, Jennie was on the Community Advisory Board for Invest in Open Infrastructure and has completed the Coaching Fellowship, Outreachy, and the CBYX Exchange for Young Professionals in Germany. She speaks German and some Spanish. Jennie received her MLS from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Carolina Academic Library Associate and her BA from Barnard College of Columbia University.