John Jackson • Columbus, GA

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

Professional Experience

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Library Associate • 2015-present

  • Planned and led about 6 unique adult library programs per year on topics including chess clubs, job seeking, bicycle safety, and geocaching.
  • Circulated library materials using Polaris ILS.
  • Regularly staffed reference desk and answered patrons’ reference questions in person, over email, and over the phone.
  • Troubleshot and resolved computer errors for staff and patrons.

Literacy Alliance

Web Developer • 2018-present

  • Created and maintains a WordPress website: theliteracyalliance.org.
  • Utilized HTML & CSS code, web calendars, and RSS & email lists.
  • Created and maintains a SquareSpace store.
  • Retouched, archived, and published photos online.
  • Edited video footage.

Professional Development

  • Attended 2018 Public Library Association Conference 
  • Attended 2018 Georgia Library Association Conference


University of South Carolina

Master of Library and Information Science • 2018

  • Academic libraries
  • Digital libraries
  • Technical services
  • Collection development
  • Library research
  • Library management

Bachelor of Arts, English • 2006-2010

  • Literature: English, American, Southern, women’s, postmodern, African-American
  • Writing, teaching of writing

Awards and Organizations

  • American Library Association member
  • Georgia Library Association member
  • Columbus Area Library Association member
  • Eagle Scout Award


  • Customer service
  • Polaris ILS and OPAC
  • WordPress web design
  • Public library programming
  • Mac, PC, web, and mobile software
  • Team leadership
  • Written communication
  • Organization and time management