Spotlight on the Staff – Jon Puckett, Lead Cataloging/Circulation Clerk

Name: Jon Puckett
Position Title: Lead Cataloging/Circulation Clerk
Worked at the Library: 6 years
Contact Info: or 480-4246

Q. What do you do at the library?
I am the lead cataloging/circulation clerk. I oversee the circulation desk  and make sure things are running properly. I also handle course reserves and oversee cataloging for all library materials, such as books, magazines, puppets, posters and more. I am mainly in charge of the “behind the scene” stuff, but without my work nobody would be able to check out a book or even find it in the catalog. I prepare iPods and laptops for check out and load them with content. If you ever need to reserve the library’s conference room, I would be your person to contact. I’m relied on to troubleshoot most problems in the library, from administrative to technical to mechanical.

Q. Where does your expertise come from?
I have six years experience at Ivy Tech Community College Library and a couple of years at the Ball State Science/Health Library where I worked prior to Ivy Tech. I am currently taking classes towards a computer science degree called Information Systems. I have been interested in computers for many years. I read many tech websites, monitor news in the field, and build computers from scratch.

Q. What is unique about you that could be of service to the Ivy Tech community?
I help students in the library with all kinds of technical issues, i.e. software and computer problems.

Q. What’s your favorite thing to do outside the library? 

I play rugby for the Fort Wayne Men’s Rugby Club. I build computers, and tinker with electronics, computers and gadgets. I love to read science fiction. My dog Sir and I enjoy exploring the outdoors. Sir is a Thai Ridgeback  that I adopted from a rescue group.

My dog Sir

Q. Recommend a book to us that you enjoyed.

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One of my favorite books of all time is Dune, by Frank Herbert. It’s a science fiction novel and the first book written in the series, which spawned many sequels and even prequels. It covers a broad spectrum of issues from religious fanaticism, to wars, to politics, to climate change and even inter-stellar travel

Jon wants to share the following videos with you today:

Living My Life Faster project is a sequence of 8 years of daily  self-photos by Baltimore artist Jonathan Keller. “I thought of the project focusing on the differences that one can see in the self from day to day. Same person, different personas. As the project grew and grew, it became more about the process of the whole. I began to look at the long-term changes that occur parallel to the short term changes. These changes will become more and more apparent as the project ages 20-30+ years. Now I’m looking towards the end. It’s a morbid proposition, but something that must be faced”-Jonathan Keller. For more information visit:

How are world may look in 2020?