Jen received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s from Tamkang University in Taiwan. She has been an Electronic Services librarian and data specialist with the University Libraries since 2001.
Jen’s areas of research interest include data literacy and online information literacy tutorials. Her work has been presented at national and international conferences and appeared in IASSIST Quarterly. Yu co-wrote a book chapter titled “Introducing Undergraduates to Data Literacy: How to Find, Use, & Evaluate Numeric Data” in Teaching information literacy skills to education and social sciences students and practitioners. She also contributed to a forthcoming book about online information literacy programs.
As part of her work with the Libraries, Jen develops web-based services and applications, with a focus on applications for numeric data users and instructional outreach to first-year students. She has lead several grant-funded projects in developing online web-based instruction such as the Miami eScholar, dealing with academic integrity and E-learn, a web-based instruction for first-year students funded by the Ohio Board of Regents Grant.