Amy Jackson


Associate Dean for University Libraries

Office of the Dean

Contact Information

  • Zimmerman Library 219
  • (505) 277-4241


Curriculum Vitae

Amy Jackson (she/her) is the Associate Dean for University Libraries and a professor in the College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico. She previously held positions of Director of Learning & Outreach Services, Performing Arts & Digital Arts Librarian, Digital Initiatives Librarian, and Metadata Technician. Her research interests include library outreach to creative practitioners, and metadata interoperability for digital content. She earned her Master's degree in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Master’s degree in Music from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Her publications include Music Research Data Management, Scholarship in the Sandbox, and The Metadata Manual: A Practical Workbook. As a performing artist, Amy studied under Tadeu Coelho, Marina Piccinini, and Mark Sparks. She attended the Aspen Music Festival and was the first place winner of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, which resulted in a performance of the Mozart Flute Concerto in G with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra in Golden, Colorado.


Jackson, Amy S. and Sean Luyk. Music Research Data Management. Music Library Association Technical Reports. Middleton, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, 2020.

Jackson, Amy S., Cindy Pierard, Suzanne Schadl. Scholarship in the Sandbox: Academic Libraries as Laboratories, Forums, and Archives for Student Work. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2019.

Lubas, Rebecca, Amy S. Jackson, and Ingrid Schneider. The Metadata Manual: A Practical Workbook. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing, 2013.

Selected articles and book chapters

Beene, Stephanie, Amy S. Jackson, Sarah Kostelecky & Todd Quinn (2019). “Reach Out! Highlighting Collections and Expanding Outreach to Non-Traditional Communities across Academia.” The Reference Librarian, 60, no. 1, p. 29-50.

Amy S. Jackson, Jon Wheeler, & Todd Quinn, (2015). “Data Services and the Performing Arts.” Music Reference Services Quarterly, 18(1), 13-25.

Anne Shelley and Amy S. Jackson. "Understanding Your Role in the New Scholarly Publishing Landscape" in Monson, J. D. (2013). Jump-start your career as a digital librarian: A LITA guide (LITA guide; LITA guides). Chicago: Neal-Schuman.

Audra Bellmore, & Amy S. Jackson, (2012). “The New Mexico Federal Music Project: Embodying the Regional Spirit of Roosevelt's New Deal.” Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, 69(1), 23-43.

Amy S. Jackson, Kevin Comerford, Suzanne Schadl, Rebecca Lubas. "Discovering Our Library's Resources: Vendor Tools Versus In-House Tools" in Popp, M. P., & Dallis, D., (2012). Planning and implementing resource discovery tools in academic libraries. Hershey, Pa.: IGI Global.

M.J. Han, C. Cho, Timothy W. Cole, & Amy S. Jackson. "Metadata for Special Collections in CONTENTdm: How to Improve Interoperability of Unique Fields Through OAI-PMH" in Park, J.-r. (2012). Metadata best practices and guidelines : Current implementation and future trends. London: Routledge, 47-72.

Amy S. Jackson. "Moving Ahead With Metadata" in Lubas, R. L. (2011). Practical strategies for cataloging departments (Third millennium cataloging; Third millennium cataloging). Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, 95-103.

M.J. Han, C. Cho, Timothy W. Cole, & Amy S. Jackson, (2009). “Metadata for Special Collections in CONTENTdm: How to Improve Interoperability of Unique Fields Through OAI-PMH.” Journal of Library Metadata, 9(3-4), 213-238.

Jackson, Amy S.  “The Flutist's Guide to the Library.” Flute Talk 26 no.12 (October 2007), p. 29-32.