Jason A. Reuscher is the reference librarian at the Ciletti Memorial Library at Penn State Schuylkill. He provides reference and research support in the University Libraries, coordinates library instruction at the campus, and helps develop the campus library collection.
His most recent research project involves the transcription of an 18th-century culinary manuscript in Kurrentschrift held at the University of Pittsburgh's Special Collections Library and a membership register of the von Mosheim Society of Philadelphia held at the German Society of Pennsylvania. He also works on transcribing select ephemera throughout the Commonwealth and his hometown of St. Marys (frueher auch Sankt Marien Stadt) in Elk County.
Jason, his wife Catherine, daughter Ingrid, and cat Pearl live south of the Blue Mountains in western Lehigh County. When he is not renovating his home, he enjoys gardening and spending time with family.
Grants and Awards
- Faculty Service Award, The Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill Campus, 2015.
- 3D Scanning in the Libraries: Investigating a New Service in the CCL. The Pennsylvania State University Libraries Microgrant, 2013.
- Russian and East European Studies/Summer Language Institute Scholarship to study Polish at the Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, 2010.
- American Research Center in Sofia Summer Grant, 2006.
- American Council of Learned Societies Language Training Grant to study Bulgarian at Sofia University, St. Kliment Ohridski, 2006.
- Dr. Robert Duncan Memorial Award. The Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Department of History, 2003.
Technology in libraries
Reuscher, J.A. "Slovaks and Slovakia." The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. https://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/slovaks-and-slovakia/
Reuscher, J.A. "Tomato Pie." The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. https://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/tomato-pie/
Reuscher, Jason A. "Three-Dimensional (3-D) Scanning within Academic Libraries: Exploring and Considering a New Public Service." Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice 2, no. 1 (2014): 64-70.
Phenix, Katharine, Liz Kirchhoff, Victoria Caplinger, Stacey Hayman, Jason A. Reuscher, Mary Callaghan "Cal" Zunt, Sharon Castleberry, et al. "Notable Books List 2015." Reference and User Services Quarterly 54, no. 4 (2015): 61-62.
Kelly, William, Terry Beck, Victoria Caplinger, Sharon Castleberry, Stacey Hayman, Sarah Jaffa, Liz Kirchhoff, et al. "Notable Books: The 2014 Selection of Titles." Reference and User Services Quarterly 53, no. 4 (2014): 360-361.
Master of Library and Information Science - University of Pittsburgh
M.A., History - Slippery Rock University
B.S., Business Administration - Alfred University