St. Olaf Libraries

Jason Paul

About Jason

Jason is Research/Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian at St. Olaf College, where he is also a member of the Digital Humanities Team. Prior to becoming a librarian, he was a PhD student in the Department of Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago. With Sarah Keller, he is the coeditor of Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations (Amsterdam University Press, 2012). He is also on the editorial board of College & Undergraduate Libraries.

Areas of interest and expertise

  • Digital humanities
  • Open access and scholarly communication
  • Citation networks and quantitative approaches to bibliographic analysis
  • Film studies, especially
    • international silent cinema
    • avant-garde cinema
    • the history of film style
    • the relationship between film and the other arts

Liaison to

  • Asian Conversations
  • Asian Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Exercise Science
  • Film Studies
  • Japanese
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Affairs Conversation
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • none

I can help you

  • track down hard-to-find data and statistics
  • master the suite of core Google applications (Drive, Calendar, Groups)
  • use advanced Google applications (Fusion Tables)
  • implement and manage digital humanities projects
  • organize and manage your digital files
  • create a data management plan (for grants, research, and large projects)
  • with questions about open access, scholarly publishing, and archiving your publications


  • MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2012)
  • MA, Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago (2010)
  • MA, Film Studies, Emory University (2003)
  • BA, English, Emory University (1998)


Jason Paul

Jason Paul

Head of Research & Instruction

Rolvaag Library 301
P(507) 786-3307