Welcome Dr. Jason Alston

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Jason is joining SISLT from South Carolina, where he worked as an Information Literacy Librarian at Coastal Carolina University.Jason is joining SISLT from South Carolina, where he worked as an Information Literacy Librarian at Coastal Carolina University. Jason earned his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science in 2017. He has previous professional librarian experience at Midlands Technical College, Forsyth County (NC) Public Library, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Originally from Soul City, North Carolina, Jason has worked in user services for his entire librarian career and is excited to continue working with library patrons at UMKC. His research interests include information literacy, the role of emotion in information vetting, and diversity in libraries. Jason holds a Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University and a Bachelor of English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.