Jessica Elias

Community Learning Team Leader, Boston Public Library
Since beginning her journey with Boston Public Library in 2014, Jessica and her staff of nine have been committed to growing and enhancing skills in communities for 21st century success by fostering a library culture built on empathy and curiosity, user-friendly trainings and engagement, and a passion for life-long learning. Jessica has her BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and her M.S. in Library Science from Simmons University. Outside of the library, she is a bird-enthusiast and volunteer for the Mass Audubon Society.
Public Library as a Refuge: Social Service Efforts at the Boston Public Library