New Faces at the Libraries: Jill Kambs

July 26, 2021

The UW-Madison Libraries welcomed Jill Kambs as the Digital Library Coordinator for the Mellon Grant-funded Coordinating Cultural Heritage Collections at UW-Madison project in June.

Before joining the Libraries, Jill worked as a Technology and User Experience consultant for the Madison Public Library where she conducted a technology needs assessment for the entire library system. However, the Libraries are a familiar place for Jill – while completing her MLIS degree through the UW-Madison iSchool, she worked as a DesignLab consultant in College Library, in addition to her role as a UX intern for the Center for Digital Accessibility and User Experience. 

Prior to her most recent positions, Jill had careers in art education and arts administration, so she says she’s thrilled to be collaborating across disciplines with this innovative grant project. Passionate about supporting strong learning experiences through usable and accessible design, Jill is looking forward to working with the talented team of developers, digital librarians, and partners at the Chazen to create a scoped discovery experience. 

When not working, you’ll find Jill tending her vegetable garden and enjoying nature with a nice cup of coffee. She’s also excited to explore more of the Chazen’s art collections, the Libraries’ special collections, and all the great local arts the Madison community has to offer. 

Four Fun Facts about Jill:

  1. Favorite color: Achromatic all the way.
  2. Something interesting: My garage houses both letterpress printing and podcast studios
  3. Favorite book: Currently it’s a tossup between Innosanto Nagara’s A is for Activist and Sandra Boynton’s But Not the Hippopotamus—dictated by the whim of my toddler
  4. Volunteer organization: The Bubbler at the Madison Public Library