Full-time Doctoral Student, GSLIS, Simmons College
Asher Jackson has had a rewarding and varied career in both libraries and archives that began with a records management position in the late 1990s. This initial exposure to dealing with issues related to corporate records management eventually led him to pursue an M.S. in Library and Information Science at Simmons, where his primary area of study was Archives and Records Management.
After graduating from the Simmons GSLIS program in 2005, Asher was selected as the 2006-2008 Pauline A. Young Resident at the University of Delaware, where he worked in both the Special Collections and Cataloging departments. His professional experiences during his time in Delaware sparked a further interest in conducting research involving the curation of electronic documents, focusing in particular on the role that archival institutions might play in providing support for user-created, community-based online archival projects.
In 2008, Asher was awarded an ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship; he is happy to once again be a part of the Simmons College GSLIS community while he continues to work and conduct research in a field that he finds to be an endless source of both personal and professional interest.