Alan I. Jacobson
1624 W. Chase Ave #1W
Chicago, IL 60626-2058
(773) 508-6294


*Volunteer in variety of library tasks from storytelling to shelving.
*Currently pursuing MLIS with emphasis on public libraries, reference, and youth services.
*Educator, taught a variety of film subjects.
*Radio, everything from DJ to producer—4 years experience.
*Television, commercial producer, copy writer, shoot assister.
*Photography, processor, printer, equipment maintainer, etc.
*Film, work on student shoots.
*HTML; Internet research; solid background in Microsoft Office.
*Extensive experience in fast paced office and customer service atmospheres.
*Experience as a volunteer and donor in a wide variety of nonprofit organizations.
*Experience buying, ordering, and handling money in a wide variety of positions.
*Long and varied work history including positions in management and supervision.

WGN Chicago:
“Enthusiasm and appetite for accomplishment are matched only by his attention to detail.” ---Kurt Vanderah, producer
“Hard worker, self-starter, idea man...kept station running smoothly.” ---Steph Savage and Jim Musil, Station Managers.


*Critical subjects/Arts analysis.

*Traffic Manager, Host, Producer, Board Operator, Promoter, Music Reviewer, Trainer, Copy Writer, Voicer, ProTools and Reel-to-Reel Editor, Jazz Director, Buyer, etc.

*Commercial Producer, Copy Writer, Shoot Assister, etc.

*Volunteer at the Hull House, Processor, Printer, Equipment Maintainer, etc.

*Short film and video production; work on student shoots.

PC Skills:
*Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint), Access, WordPerfect, and Works.
*Light HTML.
*Proficient in Internet research on a variety of browsers and subjects.
*Lotus, Windows, Dbase, SAP, InterSpec, Filemaker Pro, Executive Producer.
*Type 50 words per minute.

Customer Service Skills:
*Managing the busiest movie theater in the Boston Area.
*Fundraising, telemarketing, requests, reception, station tours.
*Performing high volume telephone and interpersonal service (several years’ worth).


*Golden Key National Honor Society.
*Dean’s list, 1997-2000, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1995, Broome Community College.
*FCC licensed disc jockey.
*BA, Magna Cum Laude, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000.


2004-pres     Volunteer    Sulzer Regional Library    Chicago, IL
2002-2003    Volunteer    Damen Branch Library    Chicago, IL
2004-pres     Contributor,    Third Coast Press    Chicago, IL
2004-pres     Lab Assistant,    Hull House    Chicago, IL
2003-2004    Contributor,    Citylink Newspaper    Chicago, IL
I was the music columnist and cover all manner of local and national music news for the paper. I have also written theater and general interest pieces for the paper. I am also published at the prestigious Bright Lights Film Journal and The Film Journal.
2003-2004    Office Assistant,    MetroPro Realty    Chicago, IL
2002-2002    Intern,    WGN Radio    Chicago, IL
Here, I “broke the learning curve” according to the head of the program and helped out in all manner of administrative tasks leading to smooth, on-air product as well as maintenance of the station and its archives. Programs I wrote and produced will air to thousands every Christmas. Letter of recommendation upon request.
2001-2004    Administrative Assistant,    Smart Resources/Appropriate/Esquire/Randstad Temporaries    Chicago, IL
2001-2001    Administrative Assistant,    Skill Bureau Temporaries    Boston, MA
2000-2001    Assistant Manager,    Kendall Square Cinema    Cambridge, MA
1997-2000    Traffic/Jazz Director,    Radio 1190 AM, KVCU-Boulder    Boulder, CO
1999-1999    Intern,    Encore Media Group    Littleton, CO
1999-1999    Personal Research Assistant,    Colorado University-Boulder,    Boulder, CO


MLIS, in process-Dominican University, River Forest, IL-January, 2007 expected graduation date
I am nearly half way through my program and already have gleaned a lot in both the practical and symbolic aspects of most parts of library service including reference, cataloging, choosing materials for young adults, management, and the deep philosophies and values of the institution such as equity of access.

BA Film Studies, magna cum laude-2000 Colorado University, Boulder, CO.
--Bachelor of the Arts, honors with 100-page thesis and 3.7 GPA. Personal research assistant to Professor Melinda Barlow. Over three years experience in college radio. Extended Internship at The Starz Encore Group. Dean’s list 1997-2000.

AS Business Administration-1996 Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY.
--Associate of the Sciences, 3.4 GPA. Administrative classes include: Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Business Law. Deans List 1995-1996.

Recent References from WGN Radio:

Steve Buchman, Program Coordinator/Producer 312-222-3887
Kurt Vanderah, Producer 312-222-2591
Todd Manley, Production Director 312-222-4709

***Further references/letters of recommendation/tapes provided upon request***