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Jason Anthony Pannone



Aspiring teacher with extensive experience in information and reference services, IT support, instruction, writing, and editing.


Sacred Heart University, Griswold, CT (expected completion Winter 2023)
Simmons University, School of Library & Information Science, Boston, MA
M.S., Library & Information Science
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
M.A., Philosophy
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
B.A., Philosophy, summa cum laude



East Hartford Public Library, East Hartford, CT, 2013-present
Head of Reference & Cultural Assets Manager
Skilled reference librarian with a broad background in the humanities, as well as a working knowledge of the financial services industry.
Streamlined processes to create an efficient workplace environment, which reduced costs, eliminated duplicate billings, and allowed for a more accurate tracking of collection development purchases.
Created a more collaborative work environment where input is sought from entire reference department, allowing staff to try new processes and projects to enhance patrons’ use and experience of the library.
Offered one-on-one and group instruction to students of varying skill levels (beginner to advanced) in the knowledge and use of databases, internet searching, basic computer usage, MS Office products.
Extensive experience in engaging with a variety of patrons, exhibitors, and donors to plan, set up, and execute exhibits and other events.
Managed TEDxEastHartfordLibrary Talks series, choosing monthly videos and topics, as well as serving as a session facilitator.
Coordinator for exhibit, held at the East Hartford Public Library, Fall 2016.
Curated museum and art collections, bringing them up to current cataloging and display standards; set up display cases, rotating them regularly to ensure freshness of exhibits.
Provided editing services to patrons on an ad hoc basis.
Harvard University, Cambridge MA, 2003-2013
Librarian, Charles H. Robbins Library, Department of Philosophy
Considerable collection development experience, in terms of identifying patron needs and interests, weeding and deaccessioning, actively keeping abreast of new materials in a variety of fields and areas, and acquiring them with respect to interest and budgetary constraints.
Hired, trained, and coached junior staff and student workers in reference services.
Collaborated with the Harvard Department of Philosophy, the Harvard Library Director, and others to identify items for library budget savings; researched and proposed services and products for future budgetary consideration to meet patrons’ needs and interests.
Developed, built, and maintained Department of Philosophy website, 2006-2013.
Fidelity Investments Institutional Services, Boston MA, 1999-2003
Information Analyst
Managed small one-person library, with responsibilities for budgeting, collection development, hiring temporary staff, and providing instruction to patrons on library resources and technology.
Provided reporting on institutional money market funds for company analysis and strategizing; wrote for and edited weekly newsletter distributed company-wide.
Answered ad hoc qualitative research questions to support company products lines and offerings, often under tight deadlines with the need to prioritize competing requests as they arrived.
Research Assistant
Assisted library manager in answering reference questions to support company products and offerings.
Cataloged, using in-house proprietary cataloging system, a year’s backlog of reference materials.
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Additional Skills

Library Science
Information and technology instruction
Virtual instruction (synchronous and asynchronous)
Qualitative reference & research
Presentation planning and delivery
Reader’s advisory
Collection development
Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Web and graphic design
Exhibit design & set-up

Service to the Profession

Judge, Connecticut History Day, March 2023
Member, Intellectual Freedom Committee, New England Library Association, August 2020-2021
Member, Board of Trustees, Connecticut Library Consortium, November 2019-June 2023.
Immediate Past Chair, July 2022-June 2023
Chair, July 2021-June 2022
Vice-chair/Chair-elect, July 2020-June 2021
Personnel Committee, January 2020-June 2021; chair, July 2020-June 2021
Nominations Committee, chair, July 2022-June 2023
Member, Professional Development Task Force, Connecticut Library Consortium, June 2019-November 2021.
Member, statewide (CT) ACLPD deliverIT CT Sustainability Task Force, November 2016-August 2017.

Publications & Presentations

Contributor (2020), 48. One Book, One Region Project.
“Players: Tell Me a Story” (Interview). Hartford Magazine. September 2016. 26.
Philosophy Section (editor). (2014). Bowker’s Magazines for Libraries. C. LaGuardia (Ed.). ProQuest.
Philosophy Section (editor). (2012). Bowker’s Magazines for Libraries. C. LaGuardia (Ed.). ProQuest.
“Building Digital Libraries: The Role of Open Source Softwares.” (2010). With Dr. Kshema Prakash and Dr. K. Santi Swarup. In Developing Sustainable Digital Libraries: Socio-Technical Perspectives. IGI Global Publications: 90-107.

Unpublished (accessible )
“Addressing Politics and Political Issues in 7-12 Social Studies/History Education: Theory and Best Practices” (2023).
“Histories of Philosophy: A Bibliography” (2012).
“Histories of American Philosophy: A Bibliography” (2012).
“The Bechtel Room: A Guide to the Portraits” (2012).
“Resources for Understanding Philosophical Practice” (2012).
“What is Philosophy?” (2007).

Presentations & Teaching Documents (accessible
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“Resumes & Cover Letters 101”, East Hartford Public Library (April 2021)
“The Hudson River School: Origins, Influences, & Context – Thomas Cole & F.E. Church” with bibliography, East Hartford Public Library (September 2019)
“The Belle of Amherst: Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886,” with bibliography, East Hartford Public Library (June 2019)
“Edith Wharton: Her Life and Work,” with bibliography, East Hartford Public Library (June 2017)
“Dr. Strangepost; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blog,” Harvard University (2008)

Audio Recordings/Voiceover
Friends of Center Cemetery (East Hartford, CT): , “William Pitkin IV”
Friends of Center Cemetery (East Hartford, CT): , “Albert C. Raymond”

Video Instruction

Social Media


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