Jared Porter – Asbury University
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Jared PorterDirector of Library Services

Department: Library

Office: KL 225

Phone Extension: 2143

Jared joins Asbury University and Kinlaw Library as the Director of Library Services. A native of Wilmore, Jared earned a BS in Psychology (’01) from Asbury, a M.Div. from Asbury Seminary, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. He has 9 years of experience in Higher Ed. library and information technology–including online learning. For the past seven years, he worked in digitization, records and business operations management. Jared and his wife, Sara Whiteman (’03) Porter, enjoy family hikes and travelling with their two girls.  His interests also include integration of faith in the workplace, bass guitar, and board games.


  • Master of Science in Library and Information Studies
    Graduate Certificate Web Design
    2007 – Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Master of Divinity
    2005 – Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    2001 – Asbury University, Wilmore, KY

Publications and Grants

  • Teaching and Learning Colloquy on the Role of Theological School Librarians
    2010 – The Wabash Center, Crawfordsville, IN
  • Information Commons Roundtable 2008
    J. L. Porter, K. A. Boyd and P. A. Tippey
    2008 – American Theological Library Association Summary of Proceedings (62nd): 353-357
  • Academic Library Directors Meet 2007
    J. L. Porter and S. Brown
    2007 – IN-FO-CUS: A Kentucky Library Association Newsletter (December, 2007): 4
  • The Information Commons Model in Theological Education
    J. L. Porter, K. A. Boyd and P. A. Tippey
    2007 – American Theological Library Association Summary of Proceedings (61st): 113-121

Professional Memberships

  • 2010-2011. World Religions Interest Group Chair
  • 2010. World Religions Interest Group Vice-Chair
  • 2008-2010. World Religions Interest Group Web Designer
  • 2004-2011. Member, American Theological Library Association (ATLA)
  • 2010. Chair, Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) Strategic Plan Reorganization Subcommittee
  • 2008-2010. Secretary, Federation of Kentucky Academic Libraries (FoKAL)
  • 2007-2009. Member, Kentucky Library Association (KLA)
  • 2004-2010. Member, American Library Association (ALA)

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