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About Jessea Young

Jessea Young earned a B.A in Art History at Cal Poly Pomona University specializing in Polynesian art. She received a MSLIS at Simmons College. Her thesis “Inknography” is a digital collection of oral histories and photographs of tattooed Asian/Asian Americans in Boston and Los Angeles. In addition, she earned an MA in Asian American Studies at UCLA. Her MA capstone reflected upon the intersections of Asian American Studies and Library and Information Studies.


Present Scholarly Communications Librarian, Loyola Marymount University William H. Hannon Library
2017 - 2021 Digital Initiatives Librarian, Loyola Marymount University William H. Hannon Library

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Planning Committee, People of Color in Library and Information Science
2017 - 2018 Mentoring Committee, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
2017 - 2018 Coordinator, Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums at Allied Media Conference
2015 - 2016 Registration Coordinator, Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS Forum
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Honors and Awards

  • American Alliance of Museum Fellowship
  • Digital Library Federation Forum Fellowship


2018 - 2021 M.A., University of California, Los Angeles ‐ Asian American Studies
2014 - 2016 MSLIS, Simmons College ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Science
2008 - 2013 Bachelor of Arts, Cal Poly Pomona ‐ Art History

Asian American Studies (5)

Digital Initiatives (2)

Digital Preservation (1)

POC in LIS Summit (4)

Scholarly Communications (7)