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
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
To see a list of various white papers and publications, please view my
I am currently based in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
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