Library

Charlie Jamison

Charlie Jamison is the Myrin librarian responsible for accession, management, and promotion of a diverse collection of non-circulating material in the Library’s collections. This includes, but is not limited to, rare books, primary source materials, archives, maps, literary manuscripts, prints, photographs, ephemera, original artworks and digital files contained in the Library’s collections.

Charlie works on the development, organization, description, accessibility, digitization, preservation, conservation, promotion and assessment of these materials in accordance with the history, mission and polices of the College.

Charlie is also a member of the faculty at Ursinus College, He was a charter member of the First-year Student Advising Program, and has been elected and appointed to many Faculty committees and working groups. Charlie has served as faculty advisor to the College’s yearbook, the Chess Club, the Competitive Cycling Club, and currently serves on the Campus Safety Committee and Sustainability Committee.

Title

Special Collections Librarian

Background

Charlie has been working in academic libraries since 1977. He has held positions at the following libraries throughout his career: the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Technical Services Assistant 1977-79), Drexel University (Monographic Cataloging Specialist, 1979-1981) and Ursinus College (Head, Technical Services, 1981-1985, Library Director, 1985-2014, Special Collections Librarian (2014-. 

Charlie’s professional motto: “Books Still Matter.”

Charlie is an avid bicyclist, motorcyclist, gardener, photographer, cook and collector. Charlie’s personal collections include items such as books, CDs and vinyl albums, live musical performances, vintage professional bicycle racing team jerseys, tin litho cars, airplanes and robots, mid-century Jadite dinerware, and all things Harley-Davidson Motor Company. 

Charlie resides in a red brick house built in 1900, located in Pottstown, Pa., with his Siamese cat, Betsy Blue, and two Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Education

  • B.A. with Highest College Honors, Psychology & Anthropology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • M.L.S. Drexel University. School of Library and Information Science