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2023 Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year

    Illinois Library Association, Sponsored by Library Juice Academy

2023 WIU Libraries Founding Diversity Officer

2019 Institute of Jazz Studies Archival Fellowship, Rutgers University—Newark

Publications & Presentations


Book Review: Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins by Aidan Levy

     Notes, Music Library Association Journal

     Volume 80, Number 3, March 2024, pp. 533-536



Radio Series: Tri States Public Radio Commentary

     It’s March, Kenough

Essay: “The Queer Archives of Dykes to Watch Out For”               

     Forthcoming in “Libraries, Archives, and Librarians in Graphic Novels, Comic Strips 

     and Sequential Art” edited by Carrye Syma, Donell Callender, and Robert G. Weiner, published by McFarland.


Radio Series: Tri States Public Radio Commentary

     The Magnetic Attraction—Fishing the Anthropocene

     Queens, Kings, and Zugzwang

Book Review: Tania León's Stride: A Polyrhythmic Life by Alejandro L. Madrid                                        

     Notes, Music Library Association Journal 

     Volume 79, Number 3, March 2023, pp. 407-409

     doi: 10.1353/not.2023.0013

Tapestry: An Interview Series Featuring Indiana's Diverse Library Staff (2022-Present)

     Coordinator and Interview Host

Arts Midwest Reviewer: NEA Big Read Grant Program

     Grant Reviewer

Moderator: 92nd Annual Meeting, Music Library Association and 2nd Joint Meeting with the Theatre Library Association

     St. Louis, Missouri, March 1-5, 2023



Radio Series: Tri States Public Radio Commentary

     We are the ones we have been waiting for

     Knock, Knock — and Knock, Knock

​     Electronic Music     j

     This commentary series is coordinated by WIU’s Professor Emeritus Janice Welsch, with WIU professors Heather McIlvaine,

     Rebekah Buchanan, and Barbara Lawhorn.

Free Improv: Inspired by Pharoah Sanders

     Composed & performed by Jade Kastel for saxophone, piano & accordion with multimedia & tweleve-tone row


Presentation: “Music & Libraries: How music workstations and Makerspaces support therapeutic and adaptive recreation” 

     Jade Kastel and Dr. Ryan Aguirre, WIU Music Education Assistant Professor

     Reaching Forward Conference Presentation, Illinois Library Association.

Moderator: 91st Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association

     Virtual Conference, March 2–6, 2022


Short Film: Letters in Motion, #CitizenMiriam                                  

     Poetry by Freesia McKee, music and video compiled by Jade Kastel


Article: “Small Library, Big Impact: How JWU’s North Miami Library Developed Early Career Library Professionals”

    Florida Libraries Volume 64, No. 2 Fall 2021 pgs. 10-13

    Journal of the Florida Library Association

Article: "World Cup Librarianship: Using the NWSL to Introduce Key Concepts in Competitive Intelligence and Information Literacy"

     ALA’s Academic BRASS newsletter 


Article: “Quick Tips for Disasters & Emergencies: Developing a Full Disaster Plan”

     CARLI Preservation Committee Website


Archival Finding Aid: Guide to the Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill music and papers, 1930-2018   

     Kailee Faber, Alexandra Howard, Jade Kastel, Adriana Cuervo, and Elizabeth Surles

     IJS.127 2019-06 Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Libraries

Presentation: "Using Digital Humanities to Increase Engagement with PFW’s Newest mDON Digital Collection: The Fort Wayne Free Press"
     Jade Kastel & Erika Mann   

     Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Conference

Presentation: "1970s Activist Movements Documented in PFW's mDON Collections Share Relevance to Social Justice Movements in 2020"

     Jade Kastel & Erika Mann    

     42nd annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference

Presentation: "Meme Me: Incorporating Reverse Image Search and Online Resources Like Google Scholar and Internet Archive to Enhance Information Literacy in Classroom Instruction"       

     24th Annual Fort Wayne Teaching & Learning Conference                                


ALA Reviewer: STAR Net STEAM Equity Project: Enhancing Learning Opportunities in Libraries of Rural Communities

     Grant Reviewer   


Book Review: Creative Improvised Music compiled by John Gray                                        

     Notes, Music Library Association Journal 

     Volume 77, Number 2, December 2020, pp. 313-315

     doi: 10.1353/not.2020.0113 


*Poster Session: "Tailoring Library Instruction and LibGuides to Engage Music Majors"                                

​     USF 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Poster Session

     *Rescheduled and then canceled due to COVID-19


Virtual Poster Session: "Tailoring Virtual Library Instruction and LibGuides to Engage Music Majors"            

     Distance Library Instruction Virtual Poster Conference

     Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)


*Presentation: "Diversity ≠ Equity & Inclusion: Institutional Strategies for Diverse Communities"   

     Jade Kastel and Paul Bazile

     Florida Library Association (FLA) Conference

     *Rescheduled due to COVID-19; proposal was accepted and I was unable to attend on the new date


Presentation: "IR Wisdom Across Four States: JWU’s Institutional Repository ScholarsArchive"                

     Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference (SMIRC)



Poster: “Inclusive Language Broadens Access for All to Library Service, Collections & Archives” 

     Florida Association of College & Research Libraries (FACRL) Conference, Poster Session


Poster: “An Academic Library’s Creative Interdisciplinary & Community Collaborations”            

     Jordan Workman, Lindsey Corey, and Jade Kastel

     Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) Conference, Poster Session


Poetry Anthology: The Politics of Shelter, Brackish Daughters Press                                 

     Co-founder and co-editor of Brackish Daughters Press with Freesia McKee

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