Meet the Staff: Kelly Jackman

Kelly has been with the Archer Library for seven years.  You may recognize her as one of the friendly faces in User Services.  In addition to her work at the Help Desk, Kelly is supervisor to our amazing crew of student assistants.  Kelly leads a very active life outside of the library and loves to read, dance, knit, watch baseball, and travel.


What’s one skill that everyone should develop?

Communication ….because you learn to be a good listener, you have clarity, confidence.  You are friendly and learn respect.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Dancing……if you are moving you stay in shape and the music makes you smile.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Raising 3 daughters on my own….all 3 have good jobs and have been married for over 10 years.

What is your motto or favourite quote?

If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all…..or

If you are going to do something, then do it right the 1st time.

What’s one powerful piece of advice for living a fulfilling life?

Life is short, be kind to one another.