Asher Jackson received a 2008 Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship and is pursuing his degree at Simmons College. He holds a Master of Science, Library and Information Science Archives Concentration from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Arts, English and Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley.

His research goals involve exploring "survivability" in relation to the digital preservation of rare materials; examining and evaluating metadata schemes related to information access and retrieval and, as a possible subset: relating organization of information to information literacy goals, and finding new ways to provide clear evaluative criteria for information users and investigating the idea of web information 'certification'—how can information providers offer a basic guarantee of currency, accuracy, and reliability?

Awards Won

Title Year
The future is overdue (ALA-Spectrum Scholarship logo) Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship (hisotical)
An IMLS funded project in 2007, 2008, and 2013 designed to increase racial and ethnic diversity among our profession’s next generation of LIS leaders.
2008 - Winner(s)