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Meet Your Librarians: Jade Kastel

Use this guide as an introduction to your friendly JWU Librarians. Please feel free to contact us anytime!

About Jade...

What is your favorite book in the library?

Some recent favorites:  Same-Sexy Marriage by Julie Marie Wade, Talking to Strangers by shley M. Jones, and Scald by Denise Duhamel.

What is your favorite JWU memory?

Seeing the manatees in the canal behind JWU!

What is your favorite Tech tool?

Cell phones and all their expanding capabilities. 

What library resource do you find most helpful?

I enjoy using the databases and the LibGuides, and since both are online, it makes research accessible both in the library and remotely.  My favorite resource when I was inschool was interlibrary loan because I could order obscure sound recordings and music scores from all over the state.

What is your favorite website?

YouTube -- I can listen to musicians, lectures, interviews, comedians, watch sports highlights and funny animals, and learn new skills all in one place. 


Reference & Instruction Librarian

  • College of Business Liaison
  • Instruction
  • Reference


May 2020 Master of Library & Information Science program at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

2019 Archival Fellowship at the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

2008 Master of Music, Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

2005 Bachelor of Music, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

Research Interests & Publications

2019 FLA Conference 

When Diversity ≠ Equity & Inclusion: In a demographically diverse city, a public and academic library continue to strive for equity, inclusion, and serving underrepresented diversities

Jade Kastel & Paul Bazile


2019 FACRL

Inclusive Language Broadens Access for All to

Library Services, Collections & Archives

Jade Kastel, Kailee Faber & Alexandra Howard


An Academic Library’s Creative
Interdisciplinary & Community Collaborations
Jordan Workman, Lindsey Corey & Jade Kastel


Jade Kastel