Jenkins Lumpkin

Branch Manager, Forest Park & East Forest Park Branches | Springfield City Library
Jenkins wants to live in a world where libraries are fiercely funded, all mockingbirds are spared, and every love letter is written by hand. Jenkins earned a Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, a Masters in Modern Irish Literature from University College Cork, and a MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool. When she’s not writing, reading, and thinking about libraries, you may find her re-reading Ender’s Game on a rainy beach somewhere or binging Community for the 22nd time. Questions? Connect with Jenkins at

‘I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying’: Infusing Resilience and Trauma-Informed Services into Public Libraries