Jasmine Jones

Metadata and Technical Services Archivist

Contact & Office Hours

Young Library, 219A



M.S.L.I.S., Archives Manangement, Simmons College

M.A., History, Simmons College

B.A., European Studies, Russian Studies minor, University of California, Los Angeles

Jasmine Jones is the Metadata and Technical Services Archivist for Smith College Special Collections. In this role, she plans for and participates in the implementation of new systems to manage information about Special Collections materials and to make materials and their information discoverable and accessible. She also works with metadata -- establishing workflows, advising on metadata standards, and ensuring quality metadata is created and maintained. Jasmine works closely with Libraries and Special Collections staff to support digital initiatives, such as large-scale digitization projects and digital platforms.

Jasmine grew up in a small beach town in California and lived in Los Angeles for a number of years. Before coming to Smith, she worked as a digital project manager at UCLA Library Special Collections. When Jasmine is not working, she enjoys exploring New England, taking dance classes, and hanging out with her partner and cat, Goose.


Five College ArchivesSpace Working Group, Five College Compass Metadata Team

Research Interests

Intellectual property, ethics and access, archival advocacy, diversifying records, relationships, and staffing in archives

Publications and Presentations

Brett, Jeremy, Leah Edelman, and Jasmine Jones. "'I Go to School, But I Never Learn What I Want to Know': Archival advocacy and outreach as expressed in formal educational settings." Provenance, 2017.

Callahan, Maureen, Jasmine Jones, and Maggie Schreiner. "Learning from the past to make a better future: Five easy things activists can do to save their histories." Workshop at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference, Amherst, MA, April 2017.

Jones, Jasmine. "Digital Inclusion: On the ethics of communal stewardship." Presented at the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Annual Meeting, New York, NY, October 2016.

Jones, Jasmine. "Power, production, and fair partnerships: Developing digital scholarship in the library." Presented at the Kings' College 1st Digital Humanities Early Career Conference, London, UK, June 2015.

Jones, Jasmine. "Negotiating access: Breaking down intellectual property barriers to digital projects." Presented at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2014.

Professional Affiliations

Society of American Archivists, Intellectual Property Working Group of the Society of American Archivists (Chair), Collection Management Tools Section of the Society of American Archivists (Member), ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council