About Me

Jason Simon, MLIS

Hi, my name is Jason.

I have been working in website and database development for over 20 years within higher education libraries, non-profit organizations, and in both small and large businesses. I specialize in simplifying complicated content in a way that is intuitive for both administrators (you), and your current and potential customers (users of your content).

Your customers expect clear and consistent information that is easy to find and understand. With a degree in library and information science, I have an expertise in evaluating online content and how best to structure your information for usability.

My work covers the range between large proprietary enterprise level applications to a small recipe management site. Other work includes creating OPeri, a free Open Source Periodical Publishing Platform.

Check out more about my background and credentials

Professional Leadership
  • Senior Web Developer, Choice Magazine, American Library Association, 2016-2018
  • Technology & Serials Librarian, Fitchburg State University, 2011-2016
  • Business Systems Analyst, MassMutual Retirement Services, 2001-2008
  • Owner, J. Simon & Associates, Internet Consulting/Web Development/Marketing, 1997-2001
  • Writer/Content Provider/Web Manager, About.com, 1998-2000
  • Manager and Sound Engineer, Soundstream Rehearsal Studios,1998-2000
  • Instructor, University of Massachusetts Sociology Department, Continuing Education 1996-1998
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Sociology Department 1994-1998
  • Chair, Technology Advisory Committee, Fitchburg State University, 2013-2014
  • Member, Technology Strategic Planning Commitee, Fitchburg State University, 2014-Present
  • Member, Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee, Fitchburg State University, 2011-2013
  • Curriculum Committee Member, All University Committee, Fitchburg State University, 2012-2014
  • Member, American Library Association (ALA) 2011-current
  • Member, American Library Association, Library Information Technology Association (LITA), OCLC Kilgour Award Committee, 2014 - 2015
  • Member, American Library Association, Library Information Technology Association, Education Committee, 2014-2016
  • Member, American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Science and Technology Section (STS) Vendor & Publisher Relation Discussion Group, 2014-2016
Presentations/Publications/White Papers
To see a list of various white papers and publications, please view my White Papers

I am currently based in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Follow me on twitter @jason_c_simon.