Asa is the Reference and Instruction Librarian supporting the Undergraduate Studies and MFA in Creative Writing programs at Antioch University. He received his MLIS with a concentration in Archival Studies from UCLA in 2019 and began working at Antioch in early 2020. Before moving to Los Angeles to complete his graduate work in Information Studies, he worked as a Reference Librarian for his hometown Kansas City Public Library, a paralegal in Baltimore, Maryland, and a barista in many now-defunct coffee shops.
He currently serves on the University Antiracism Task Force and the Messy Conversations Planning Committee. His research interests include community-based archives, digital access to primary source materials, and the history of magnetic media and he is especially interested in how libraries, archives, and museums shape popular historical narratives. He enjoys reading graphic novels, zines, and old books with lots of illustrations and he loves getting to hear about students’ research interests and learning new things.