Jared Nistler

Systems Librarian · DMV Area

Flexible, collaborative, and solution-focused tech librarian with ten years of experience working in dynamic and fast-paced environments. I don't have anything clever of my own but I can certainly help you find something in a database.


Systems Program Manager/ Senior Systems Librarian

United States Federal Government
Nov 2021 - Present

Electronic Resources/ CMS Systems Librarian

Northern Virginia Community College, NOVA Libraries
Oct 2019 - Nov 2021

Reference & Instruction Librarian

Northern Virginia Community College, NOVA Libraries
Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

AV Project Archivist | Preservation & Digital Access Technician

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Sep 2016 - Dec 2018

Intelligence Operations Manager | Cryptologic Linguist

United States Army, Signal Intelligence
Nov 2010 - Jul 2016


MLIS - Master of Library and Information Science

University of Washington
Sep 2018 - Jun 2020

BA - Bachelor of Arts | International/Global Studies

Univeristy of Utah
Aug 2016 - Aug 2018

AA - Associate of Arts | Arabic

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
May 2011 - Aug 2012

Skills & Certifications


Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp | PDX Code Guild

Programming Languages & Tools

Library Technical Services

  • Certified Ex Libris Alma/Primo/VE Administrator
  • EZProxy; Electronic Resource Remote Access Chain; Library User Authentication Systems
  • Microsoft SharePoint; SpringShare Content Management System (CMS)
  • Alma/Primo Analytics; Tableau; HighCharts; OpenRefine; SUSHI; COUNTER

Projects & Publications


  • 2021 - “COUNTER-MATIC" A django based SUSHI client for COUNTER-5 standard usage statistic requests and visualization;
  • 2020 - “Collections as Data" A report which outlines the implementation of a Collections as Data framework at the George Mason University Special Collections Library;
  • 2019 - “A Quantitative Approach to the Magnetic Media Crisis” Research and Poster presented at the Society of American Archivists/Council of State Archivists (SAA/COSA) 2019 Annual Conference;
  • 2019 - “Iraq in European Newspaper Editorials 1991-2013” Text Mining and Data Analysis Project;
  • 2018 - “Audio Visual Survey Tool (AVST)” AV Archive Collection Management and Evaluation tool;


  • 2020 - Nistler, Jared and Ketchley, Sarah. “Developing Literacies in the Digital Humanities Classroom: A Case Study.” Literacies in a Digital Humanities Context, special issue of dh+lib, 2020, pp. 24-31.
  • 2018 - Nistler, Jared. “No One Needs to Know My War Stories.” Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Issues and Media, vol. 3, 2021, pp. 38-42. (written in 2018, published in 2021).


Apart from being a librarian and web developer, I enjoy exploring many hobbies including 3D Printing, Homebrewing, Homelab work, and home audio nonsense.

I'll add more to this section of my site as soon as I become a more interesting person.