Lorin K. Jackson, MA, MI
academic librarian & career support services
Executive Director of Region 2
Regional Medical Libraries
Medical University of South Carolina
beginning September 2021
Head of Access & User Services (interim)
January 2021 - September 2021
Research + Instruction Resident Librarian
Black Studies Librarian
2018 - 2021
15 years of teaching experience
Master of Information in Library + Information Science
Rutgers University at New Brunswick
Cumulative GPA: 3.8
'Have the Library Brought to You:’ Embedded Librarianship as Intentional Strategy to Support Underserved Patrons
Upcoming chapter in Underserved Patrons in Academic Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse, and Discrimination, 2020
Book Review: "Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS," edited by Rose Chou and Annie Pho.
Librarian Parlor. November 8, 2019
Recasting an Inclusive Narrative: Exploring Intersectional Theory
by Diana Floegel and Lorin Jackson
Presented at ACRL 2019 Conference in April 2019.
Awards and Recognitions
Kathryn L. Morgan Award
Swarthmore College, 2021
IDEAL ‘19 Conference Scholarship Recipient:
Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in
Libraries and Archives in Columbus, Ohio, 2019
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipient
Institute at Brigham Young University, 2019
Turock Endowed Family Fellowship
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2018
Newman Civic Fellow
Campus Contact, 2013
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow
Haverford College, 2006
Catalog Software: Koha, Millenium, Alma/Primo, Destiny
Other Libraries/Archives Software: Moodle, Blackboard, LibAnswers, LibGuides, Zotero
Web Design: HTML, CSS, WordPress, SquareSpace, Drupal, Canva, github
New Inspiration & Customization
"Lorin puts twists onto ideas that you thought you already had opinions on, only to make you see it in an entirely new light. She is extremely communicative, uses accessible language, is very friendly and easy to talk to. You just simply won't be anxious in working with them, only eager to progress in your work with their support. In our work together, it's always clear that Lorin is forward-thinking, always thinking about where you might want to go with certain ideas in the future. They're always keeping in mind of one's potential, as well as that of our projects. Personally, it helps to remove me from my stubbornness and to encounter new freshness, new processes. Nothing gets left behind, everything that's been said at some point eventually gets honored and held onto. They're not only super open to what you have to say, but also actively tailor resources to you. The way that they've documented info has honestly shown me many new things that I actually want to incorporate in my own business as well, and has me thinking about what I want to do for my clients to help organize and track our work histories together, too. With crediting Lorin, of course. They gently organize things that I didn't even think to organize...and I'm a hardcore Virgo. Through all of the tasks that she fulfills in her services for you, she reminds you of the importance of holding both the past and future in our present. Ultimately, Lorin is very good at their job. Their background truly shows, in everything that they do. It's really lovely to see and interact with."
-Taylor Amari Little, (Un)Veiled Divine Technologies
"Lorin Kingsley, colleague and friend. Lorin and I do not work directly together, but since she came into the tiny world I’ve been working in for 15 years a few years ago, I’ve been inspired and excited by pretty much everything she has accomplished both here and in everything else I know about in her career and her life.
I have had the opportunity to collaborate with her on a special project during pandemic and it was an opportunity our regular work lives may not have intersected on, so that’s one silver lining for this weird world we all live in. It was also an opportunity to work directly with a colleague I’ve been admiring from afar for a few years. If you need guidance professionally I urge you to reach out to Lorin. She is a mentor, an educator, a realist, a librarian, a partner, a woman with a million plus facets that shine all day every day, even when times are tough.
Thanks L for being in my life. I see you and I appreciate you and I am blessed by whatever god(esse)s there be to have ever met you. Let’s keep on keeping on." - Kerry
"Lorin is a thoughtful and exceptional educator and former colleague of mine. They also gave me insightful feedback on some of my academic writing in the past. I highly recommend their services." - Rosie
A sampling of things that inspire + motivate me.
Octavia Butler (support Philadelphia Printworks with the purchase of a cool Octavia Butler shirt)
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford + Therapy for Black Girls
Alison Bechdel, especially Fun Home + Dykes to Watch Out For
I May Destroy You + soundtrack
Some sample writing and articles.
General inquiries can be submitted here. I'd love to hear from you!
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