Jennifer Lagier is an Italian American writer, poet, and retired college librarian/instructor. She taught with California Poets in the Schools and served as an Area Coordinator for San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties. Her scholarly essays on digital resources and online education have been published in peer-reviewed journals; her poetry has appeared in many literary magazines and blogs. She is the author of twenty-two books of poetry and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her poetry primarily includes themes of her Italian ancestry, social justice, dementia, addiction and nature.
Jennifer earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from California State University, Stanislaus; a M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Studies from University of California, Berkeley; and an Ed.S. and PhD in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University.
She taught at California State University, Monterey Bay, worked as an online instructional librarian at Monterey Peninsula College, and served as a Systems Technology Librarian and instructor at Hartnell College for over fifteen years. During this time, she spent two years in the position of Dean of Distance Learning, Weekend, Evening Programs & Adjunct Faculty Support. For many years, Jennifer edited the Homestead Review.
Currently, she serves as managing editor of the Monterey Poetry Review.