When Committee Films decided we needed somebody to manage our research library, we went out and got an actual librarian. That’s how we roll. Jen Blanck is not just an example name you’d see in a mobile app tutorial on how to consolidate your friends into one easily accessible group, it’s also the name of our rock star Head Research Librarian.
Jen is schooled in anthropology, airplane runway taxiing, hand modeling, camp counseling and fancy coffee drink making – though she’ll tell you herself she’s the worst barista ever. She also happens to have an MLIS degree. That’s the part that makes her a real deal librarian. After an eight-year stint working in a hospital library, she decided it was time to do something that made more use of all of her various skills and that’s when she started heading up Committee Films’ research department. It’s a place where she can both do research and do a little hand modeling from time to time. But, she’s not allowed to touch the coffee, except the Keurig.
Jen spearheads our many research needs, managing all of the information from that research and loves it almost as much as we love her. When she has free time, she doesn’t read nearly as many books as you might think a librarian reads. She loves to travel and spend time with her friends and family. Any other free moments are spent uploading and organizing all of her photos of her travels, friends and family.
If she could have a superpower, she’d love to make more of those moments. “I would like to be able to stop time. I would use this power for two purposes. First, during the best days, I would stop time to revel in the moment. Additionally, I would stop time to do stupid tasks like dishes and laundry.”
We’ll remember to not add dishes and laundry to the, er, laundry list of everything else she does for us.