Library & Information Science (MS)/Archives Concentration (Online program)
Asher Jackson began his libraries and archives career as a records manager in the late 1990s. This experience dealing with issues related to corporate records management eventually led him to pursue a master's degree at Simmons SLIS, where his primary area of study was archives and records management. After graduating in 2005, Jackson 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 on the role that archival institutions might play in providing support for user-created, community-based online archival projects. Jackson will be co-teaching LIS 444 - Archiving and Preserving Digital Media with Ross Harvey in the fall.