Librarian X With great power comes great bibliography.


Photo by Michael Sauers

Photo by Michael Sauers

I'm the Communication Librarian and an assistant professor at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, GA.  I teach library classes on research and information literacy skills, bibliographic software, and library technology topics. I'm the subject librarian for the GSU Communication department. I was selected as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for 2010.

I work extensively with the bibliographic software Zotero. I co-produce and co-host the monthly Adventures in Library Instruction podcast.

I got my undergrad in English at Georgia State University and my master's in Library and Information Studies at Florida State University, concentrating in Information Needs and Services.

I've been online since I bought a 300-baud modem for my Commodore 64 in 1988, and I eagerly await a Matrix-style brain-internet port (or at least a jack for my mp3 player). I'm a fan of Creative Commons and Ubuntu Linux. I'm a bookworm and gamer (when I have time) and love to travel. I've lived in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Bangkok, Thailand.


PSN: LibrarianX
Xbox: LibraryRogue


Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies, 2008
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Concentration in Information Needs and Services, specialization in Reference & Instruction.

Masters Coursework in English Literature, 1998
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

B.A. Degree in English, 1997
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Honors and Awards

Library Journal Mover and Shaker, 2010

Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society (inducted 2008)


Puckett, J. (2011). Zotero: a guide for librarians, researchers, and educators. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Book contributions

Borchardt, R., Puckett, J., & Van Scoyoc, A. (2011). Adventures in Library Instruction [podcast case study]. In P. Bradley, How to use Web 2.0 in your library (2nd ed.). London: Facet. Forthcoming 2013. A brief case study of my podcast on information literacy instruction.

Engard, N. (2010). Practical open source software for libraries. Oxford [England]: Chandos Publishing. Interviewed for the chapter on Zotero.

Reed, L., & Signorelli, P. (2011). Workplace learning & leadership: a handbook for library and nonprofit trainers. Chicago: American Library Association. Interviewed and quoted in the chapter “Master Trainers, Master Learners.”


Puckett, J. (2008, June). Creating an instructional library podcast. Library Instruction Round Table news, 30(4), 3-8.

Puckett, J. (2010). Digital Rights Management as information access barrier. Progressive Librarian, (34-35), 11-24.

Puckett, J. (2012). Open Source Software and Librarian Values. Georgia Library Quarterly, 49(3).

Puckett, J. (2008, October). Open-source software in museums. Library Student Journal. Retrieved October 16, 2008, from

Puckett, J. (2010). My own private library. Georgia Library Quarterly, 47(1), 4-5.

Puckett, J. (2010). Superpower your browser with LibX and Zotero. College & Research Libraries News, 71(2), 70-97.


Borchardt, R., Coleman, M., Puckett, J., & Van Scoyoc, A. (2011, March 23). Podcasting for professional development. Presented at Computers in Libraries, Washington, DC.
Borchardt, R., & Puckett, J. (2008, August 1). Creating an Instructional Podcast. Presented at GALILEO/GOLD. Retrieved from
Borchardt, R., & Puckett, J. (2010, April 14). From podcasts to blogs and beyond. Presented at Computers in Libraries, Crystal City, VA.
Long, C., & Puckett, J. (2011, October 7). Working inside the box: innovative LibGuide tricks. Presented at the Georgia Council of Media Organizations, Athens, GA. Retrieved from
Puckett, J. (2008a, July 12). Promoting Yourself With a Personal Website. Presented at the Atlanta Emerging Librarians Group. Retrieved from
Puckett, J. (2008b, September 27). RSS, Blogs and Podcasting for Emerging Librarians. Presented at the Atlanta Emerging Librarians group.
Puckett, J. (2009, June 2). Podcasting for libraries. Webcast, ACRL.
Puckett, J. (2010a, March 23). Superpower your browser: Open source research tools. Presented as Association of College and Research Libraries webcast. Retrieved from
Puckett, J. (2010b, October 14). Zotero: Using, teaching and supporting the open-source citation tool. Presented at COMO XXII, Athens, GA.
Puckett, J. (2010c, November 17). Open Source Software in Georgia Libraries. Presented at the GLA Carterette Webinar Series. Retrieved from
Puckett, J. (2011a, February 11). Keynote: The future is open. Presented at Web 2.You 2011, McGill University, Montreal.
Puckett, J. (2011b, March 1). Digital Rights Management (DRM): Information Roadblock for Library Users. Presented as ACRL e-learning series, Webcast. Retrieved from
Puckett, J., & Steiner, S. (2009, October 8). Finding Your Voice: Creative Ideas for Beginning a Pod- or Vidcast Series. Presented at the Georgia Council of Media Organizations, Columbus, GA.
Puckett, J., & Steiner, S. (2011, September 12). Transforming Library Services: Models for Implementing Emerging Technologies. Presented at Lyrasis: Technology Ideas and Insights Series: Positioning your Library in the Mobile Ecosystem: Content and Delivery, Atlanta.
Vaidhyanathan, S., Daniels, T., Millsap, G., Parham, L., & Puckett, J. (2011, November 9). Content, access and the role of libraries in a connected world (invited panel discussion). Presented at the LYRASIS Annual Member Meeting, Atlanta. Retrieved from

Memberships and Committees

Co-chair, ALA Library Instruction Round Table Teaching, Learning and Technology Committee, 2008-2009 (committee member 2007-2009).

Member, American Library Association, 2004-2009.

Member, ALA-LITA (Library and Information Technology Association), 2005-2009.

Member, LITA BIGWIG (Blog and Wiki Interest Group), 2008-present.

Member, Georgia Library Association, 2004-present.

First Year Experience@Emory steering committee, 2007-2008.