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Jon R. Jablonski


University of Washington, Seattle
The Information School
Master of Library and Information Science program. anticipated June 2002

Northwestern University, Chicago
Coursework in Computer Science and General Chemistry. 1995 and 1999

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bachelor of Fine Arts, with High Honors. 1993
Concentration in Photography

Boston University, Boston
Coursework in Math, Math Education, and Naval Science. 1987-1989

Professional Experience

Graduate Assistant
University of Washington
Office of Educational Partnerships and Learning Technologies
2001-2 academic year.

  • Design survey protocols and perform background research to measure availability of telecommunication services in rural areas.
  • Identify advanced networking applications for k-12, museum, and research communities.
  • Organize events related to ThinkQuest Live (to be held July, 2002), an educational policy and technology conference.

Research Assistant
University of Washington
The Information School
2000 to 2001

  • Assist with the development of The Gateway to Educational Materials (www.thegateway.org), a guide to educational materials on the Web, including JavaScript and Cold Fusion programming.
  • Developed Resource Description Framework (RDF) schemas.
  • Converted Dublin Core records from un-specified XML into RDF using XSLT.

Software Engineer
Northwestern University Medical School
Weinberg Medical Informatics Training Center

  • Designed, programmed, and administered database-driven web applications, including an online examination system used in the third year medical curriculum and trained staff and students in their use.
  • Advised medical students and faculty in the use of technology in the School's curriculum.
  • Managed a 32 workstation classroom, which included implementing a remote management system for Macintosh desktop computers.
  • Planned and conducted portions of orientation for first year medical and graduate students.

Information Systems Specialist
Northwestern University
Galter Health Sciences Library
1996 to 1999

  • Designed and implemented various library related systems, including an electronic reserve system, an on-line inventory and help desk, and the library's home page.
  • Developed purchase recommendations, implementation plans, and technical documentation for commercial software and hardware.
  • Fully participated in the duties of the Professional Council, including strategic planning, recruiting interviews, and managing library services. Council was responsible for strategic planning, user-satisfaction monitoring, and research.
  • Assisted library staff with database-driven Web applications, graphic design, Web design, library automation, bibliographic instruction, and grant writing.
  • Administered Windows NT and Macintosh servers.
  • Assisted with UNIX servers.
  • Administered multiple platform computing environment with staff (>30) and public access (>60) workstations. Implemented public workstation security and disaster recovery.
  • Supervised support staff.
  • Assisted with library's transition to the Voyager integrated library system.
  • Significantly oversaw the installation of hardware and software in the library following a 5 year renovation project.

Library Assistant
Northwestern University
Galter Health Sciences Library, Barnes Learning Resources Center
1995 to 1996

  • Assisted patrons with various educational, Internetworking, and productivity software.
  • Basic web development.
  • Maintained collection of software, audio-visual materials, models and realia.
  • Staffed help desk.

Management Information Systems Liaison, Bookseller
Borders Books and Music (Michigan Avenue, store #83)
Chicago, Illinois

  • Troubleshot point-of-purchase workstations and information kiosks.
  • Served as local technical support and main liaison between local staff and corporate help desk.
  • Coordinated computer book and new media sections.

Student Library Services Assistant
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Golda Meir Library
1991 to 1993

  • Assisted patrons with on-line catalog and database searches.
  • Performed collection maintenance of current serials and microform collections.
  • Gained experience with circulation and reference department duties.

Project Assistant
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Art
1992 to 1993

  • Maintained darkroom chemistry and equipment in photographic studio.
  • Coordinated the scheduling and duties for lab attendants.
  • Assisted with undergraduate instruction.

Independent Contracting

  • OnHealth Networks
    Indexing consumer health news using proprietary tools and vocabulary
  • University of Washington Health Sciences Library
    Web traffic analysis, developed online bibliographic skills tutorial
  • Seattle University: Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
    Ttechnical support and systems administration
  • Free Street Theater, Chicago. (pro bono)
    Installation of small LAN.
  • Macintosh University, Chicago
    Beginning and Intermediate Microsoft Excel
  • Various private clients
    Cold Fusion programming, web design, small business needs assessment, hardware configuration.

Related Skills and Experience

Information Technology Skills

  • Web Design and Development using HTML, JavaScript, PL/SQL (Oracle), and CFML
  • XSLT, RDF schemas
  • Database-Web integration
  • An expert user of ColdFusion in the Windows environment
  • Mid-level designer of relational database schemas
  • Systems Administration
  • WindowsNT and Macintosh server administration
    • User and group security
    • Remote administration of workstations (including software install, virus protection, and file system management)
    • TCP/IP networking
    • Web (IIS, Apache, and Netscape), file, and print services
  • Basic UNIX administration skills (install, NFS, X) under Red Hat Linux
  • Applications:
    • Proficient with Macintosh and Windows applications, including MacroMedia DreamWeaver, Adobe PhotoShop, Acrobat, and PageMaker, Microsoft Office
    • Conversant with Macromedia Director, Adobe Illustrator


  • Archiving techniques for works on paper
  • Digital image acquisition, manipulation, and output
  • Black and white, color (C-41 and E-6), and lith film processing
  • Medium and large format photography
  • Process camera operation
  • Darkroom management, including chemical disposal
  • Copy photography
  • Slide preparation and storage

Academic Service

  • University of Washington
    • Library and Information Technology Working Group, 2001-2002
      iSchool representative to this Library Council of Washington subcommittee
    • Student Technology Skills Task Force
  • University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
    • University Library Committee, 1991-1993
    • School of Fine Arts Academic Appeal and Program Committees, 1992-1993
    • Academic Policy Committee (chair), 1993
    • Secretary, Student Association, 1993
    • Student Employee Grievance Committee, 1993
  • Northwestern University
    • University Network of Information Technology Specialists (UNITS), 1996-1999
    • Departmental Programmers' Interest Group, 1998-1999

Formal Training Conducted

  • Introduction to GIS
    The Information School, 2002. MLIS students
  • Technology Bootcamp
    The Information School, 2001
    Introduction to classroom resources
  • Networked Resources at NU, 1999
    Integrated Graduate Program new students
  • Taste of Galter, 1998
    Transmitting electronic documents via the web
  • Creating Documents for Electronic Reserve
    Occasional training for Medical and Dental faculty and teaching assistants
  • Beginning PowerPoint, 1997
    Physical Therapy students.
  • Troubleshooting printers in the reference room
    Periodic training for new and continuing reference librarians
  • Transitioning to Windows Library, 1996
    Staff moving to Windows 95 from 3.1 and the MacOS.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Artists' Coalition (since 1993)
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) (since 2000)
  • Visual Resources Association (since 2001)
  • Special Library Association (since 2002)
  • Medical Library Association (1998 - 2001)

Publications / Presentations

"Defining the Object of Study: Actants in Library and Information Science."
Libri, vol. 51(3). pp. 129-134. 2001 (winner: Best Student Paper, 2001)

"From the Science Wars to the L-word Wars: Actors and Actants in Library and Information Science"
From Papyrus to Paperless: A conference for Students in the Information Professions, University of British Columbia. March 10, 2001

"Building an Electronic Reserve System Using a Web-Accessible Database"
with Daniel C. Barkey and Karen Gegner. Computers in Libraries, Arlington, Virginia. 1998

"Electronic Reserves Construction Kit: Tools and Materials for Building an Electronic Reserves System"
with Daniel C. Barkey. Medical Library Association, Annual Meeting, Seattle. 1997

"Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction"
Lecture to the Primitive Art Society, Field Museum, Chicago. 1995


Libri Best Student Paper Award, 2001

American Society for Information Science and Technology
2001 Conference Scholarship

Student Volunteer of the Year, Jobs with Peace Milwaukee, 1990


References available upon request.