Holly Jackson

Holly Jackson

Holly Jackson

Student Success Librarian
Library/Information Resources


(570) 662-4688

Office Address

112 North Hall
Mansfield University Campus

Educational Background

2019, Certificate in Management
Tulane University - New Orleans, Louisiana

2013, Master of Library & Information Science
University of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

2012, Master of Arts in English Literature
Wright State University - Dayton, Ohio

2010, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Wright State University - Dayton, Ohio

Creative, Community, Professional and Scholarly Activities


Jackson, Holly A. "Using existing fandoms to create your own library stories: How a Harry Potter-inspired murder mystery introduced first year students to the library." Once Upon a Time in the Academic Library: Storytelling Skills for Librarians, eds. Maria Barefoot, Sara Parme, and Elin Woods. Chicago: ACRL, forthcoming 2022. 

Izenstark, Amanda, Ann Agee, Holly A. Jackson, Anna Sandelli, and Lindsay Roberts. "So you want to publish: Becoming a researcher." College & Research Libraries News, vol. 82, no. 1, Jan. 2021, pp. 10-13. doi: 10.5860/crln.81.1.10. 

Jackson, Holly A. Sharing spaces and students: Employing students in collaborative partnerships. Chicago: ACRL, 2020.

Jackson, Holly A. “Collaborating for student success: An e-mail survey of U.S. Libraries and Writing Centers.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, vol. 43, 2017, pp. 281- 296.

Jackson, Holly A. and Jill Tussing. “Rework, reuse, reflect on your research: Writing Center and Library collaborations.” 2016 LOEX conference proceedings (Library orientation series No. 49), 2017.


Invited Presentations

Jackson, Holly. "Developing Collaborative Partnerships in Academic Libraries." For the Long Island Library Resources Council, November 11, 2020, via Zoom. 


Select Presentations

Izenstark, Amanda, Ann Agee, Holly A. Jackson, Anna Sandelli, and Lindsay Roberts. "The First Next Step: Research and Writing for Librarians." 2021 Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) Virtual Conference, 3 June 2021, Virtual Session. 

Jackson, Holly. "Collaborating with your Local Writing Center: Sharing Spaces, Peer Research Consultants, and More." 2021 SSHELCO Virtual Conference, 8 April 2021, Virtual Session. 

Jackson, Holly. "Gamifying the Library Classroom." 2020 SSHELCO Virtual Conference, 9 April 2020, Virtual Session. 

Jackson, Holly. “Murder in the Library! Planning Your Own Augmented Reality Murder Mystery.” 2018 ACRL - Louisiana/Louisiana Library Association Joint Virtual Conference, 15 November 2018, Virtual Session.

Jackson, Holly. “'Until the Very End:' Engaging and Empowering Students with the Harry Potter series.” 2017 Annual Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference, 27 October 2017, Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Columbus, OH. Poster session.  
Winner: People’s Choice Award

Jackson, Holly and Jill Tussing. "Stop, Collaborate, and Listen!: Library and Writing Partnerships." New Partnerships for Academic Libraries: Transforming for New Times, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, 10 May 2017, Central State University, Wilberforce, OH. Interactive session. 

Jackson, Holly and Heidi Gauder. "Shipmates: Libraries and writing centers transforming together." At the Helm, Leading Transformation, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), 23 March 2017, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. Roundtable discussion.

Jackson, Holly. "The Write Time to Collaborate: Strengthening the Ties between the Library and Writing Center." 2016 Annual Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference, 28 October 2016, Roberts Centre, Wilmington, OH. Poster session. 
Runner Up: People’s Choice Award

Jackson, Holly and Jill Tussing. "Rework, Reuse, Reflect on Your Research: Writing Center and Library Collaborations." Learning from the Past, Building for the Future, LOEX, 6 May 2016, Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Interactive session.

Jackson, Holly. “First Year Experience Librarians: The Importance of Communication with First Year Students through Courses.” Joint Spring Conference, Kentucky Library Association and Special Libraries Association, 20 March 2013, Barren River State Resort Park, Lucas, KY. Poster session.


Library Instruction Gamified Learning Humanities Assessment Library Collaborations