Life as a Military Librarian


Jada Jones

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Spring 1-30-2022



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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 Air Force Base Library in Germany, where she currently works.


Archival Science | Cataloging and Metadata | Collection Development and Management | Communication Technology and New Media | Databases and Information Systems | Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science | Scholarly Communication | Scholarly Publishing | Social Media

Life as a Military Librarian