shortcut to content

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jessica Schomberg

Page address:

Jessica J. Schomberg

Cataloging Librarian
Assistant Professor
Voice: (507) 389-2155
FAX: (507) 389-5155


Primary responsibility: Catalog special formats items including audio and video recordings, curriculum materials, kits, printed music, cartographic materials, theses and electronic resources. Coordinate the Technical Services unit. Serve on Library's Arts & Humanities team, helping to provide reference, bibliographic instruction, and collection development services to faculty and students in the areas of English and Philosophy.


Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota
MA (English: Teaching English as a Second Language)

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
MLIS (Library & Information Science)

University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, Minnesota
BA (French)


  • Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato MN
    Cataloging Librarian, 2003-
  • Hunterdon County Library, Flemington NJ
    Cataloger, 2001-2003
  • Baker & Taylor, Bridgewater NJ
    Cataloging Librarian/System Administrator, 2001-2003
    Book Cataloging Librarian 2000-2001

Scholarly Activities

  • Schomberg, J. and Sizemore, D. (in press). Developing and implementing a project chart. In J. Kuhl and L. Fraser (Eds.), Time organization for libraries: Beating budget and staff cuts. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.
  • Schomberg, J. and Bergman, B. (in press). International students' use of a library's media collection. Library Collections, Acquisitions & Technical Services.
  • Schomberg, J. and Bergman, B. (2009). Building a sub-Saharan African film collection. Collection Building 28(4), 150-154.
  • Olson, N. B., Bothmann, R. L., and Schomberg J. S. (2008). Cataloging of audiovisual and other special materials, 5th ed. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.
  • Bergman, B., Peters, V. and Schomberg, J. (2007). Video collecting for the sometimes media librarian. College & Undergraduate Libraries 14(1), 57-77.
  • Drescher, N. and Schomberg, J. (2007, June 2). Increasing critical thinking among future ESL teachers. Presented at the Fifth International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Weber, L. and Schomberg, J. (2006) Access plus security: Compact disc classification and packaging at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Music Reference Services Quarterly 9(2), 49-54.
  • Weber, L. and Schomberg, J. (24 Feb. 2006 and 28 Apr. 2006) “Access plus security: Compact disc classification and packaging at Minnesota State University, Mankato.” Presented at the Music Library Association national conference (Memphis, Tenn.) and at the Minnesota Library Association’s Association of Research Libraries Division Day (Chaska, Minn.).
  • Schomberg, J. and Grace, M. (2005) Expanding a collection to reflect diverse user populations. Collection Building, 24(4), 124-126.
  • Schomberg, J. and Ahmed, L. (22 Sept. 2005) “Somali students and the library.” Presented at the Minnesota Library Association conference (Minneapolis, MN).
  • Review documentaries for Educational Media Reviews Online (2004- )


MSU Library Committees:

  • ADA/Diversity Committee, facilitator
  • Library Faculty Assessment and Planning committee, chair
  • Library Planning committee, chair
  • Graduate Faculty Status Committee

MSU FA Committees

  • Assessment and Evaluation Committee