Jessica “Jessie” Simpson is a personal librarian at University Libraries. As a subject specialization librarian for the sciences and mathematics, Simpson meets with students, faculty, staff and community patrons to determine and locate the best resources for targeted academic research. With over a decade of experience in library service, Simpson is passionate about managing knowledge with technology, procedure, documents, information architecture and mediating computer-human interactions.
Simpson has experience with information architecture, records and retrieval in both academic and corporate environments. Her prior experience includes the streamlining of processes by developing automated scripting tools for documentation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute and the University of Washington. Additionally, she performed content analysis and architecture for the Boeing Library website. Demonstrating her mastery of the concepts used in information science at the University of Washington, she and her colleagues developed a 40-minute presentation on the information-seeking behavior of health care professionals, incorporating literature review, discussion of the fieldwork, an information behavior model and implications of research.
Simpson obtained her Master of Science in information and library science from the University of Washington. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in psychology with biology minor from New Mexico Tech.