Portrait of John

Hi, I'm John Jackson.

I’m a public library staffer who is interested in digital library technologies, web development, and libraries of all types. I like to bike, write, build, and tinker.

Hiring? Here’s a bit about me:

✔️ MLIS Graduate.

✔️ Working in libraries since 2015.

✔️ Experience in adult services programming, web development, data management, customer service, and more.

Let’s get in touch.

Questions, comments, job offers, jokes, poems, or just to say “hi.”

Check out my portfolio and other projects:


Some of the projects I’ve completed while working at a library and while completing my MLIS.


Software I’ve made, open source so you can fork it.


Guides for the woodworking projects I’ve done.

Other general updates

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The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer published a letter of mine which discusses the state of biking and walking in downtown Columbus. You can read the full letter on their site, but here’s an excerpt:

I’d like to ask the people downtown what it would take to get them to walk a block instead of drive. […] Meanwhile, no one seems to complain about having to walk across a Walmart parking lot to do their shopping, which can stretch even longer than a city block.

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 19, 2019

The article I was responding to can be be found here: “Downtown parking rules confuse visitors, business owners.”