SLASC Presentation: “Life as a Military Librarian” with Jada Jones”

Student Group

Jada Jones is a military librarian and branch manager. She graduated with her MLIS from UNC Greensboro in 2015, which seemed a natural progression following her Bachelor’s Degree in History. She has had a very unique career, which began with a year as a graduate assistant with the Smithsonian Institutional Archives. After graduation, Jada began working for the US Food and Drug Administration for a grant-funded outreach program that gave local area youth the opportunity to develop mobile health apps for the agency. She then spent time working in the Public Affairs Office. There she provided library services to a department that didn’t know that they needed them. While with the FDA, Jada earned a graduate certificate in project management and became PMP (Project Management Professional) certified.

Jada then began her military librarian career with the US Air Force in Okinawa, Japan. She spent 2 years there and then accepted a management position at an AF Base Library in Germany, where she currently works.

In her spare time, Jada enjoys reading, writing freelance articles, traveling, eating, and attending concerts.

Abstract

  • Educational/professional background
  • Introduction to military librarian careers and navigating getting a job with the military
  • Day to day responsibilities and how they differ from traditional public/academic library responsibilities
  • Things I enjoy/challenges about the job
  • Question/Answer



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Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Online via Zoom