Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Jimmeka Anderson is a Library Outreach Coordinator at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Doctoral student in the Urban Education program at the
University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a focus on adolescents and media. She received her master’s degree in Educational Media with a focus on New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives at Appalachian State University. Currently, Jimmeka resides in Charlotte, NC where she has served as the Founder and Executive Director of I AM not the Media, Inc. for eight years, a non-profit organization for teens that empowers youth through media literacy and media
creation (www.iamnotthemedia.org) and is the Chapter Lead for North Carolina for the national Media Literacy Now organization. Jimmeka is also the creator of the Teen Media Literacy Conference in Charlotte, NC (www.tmlconference.com) and serves on the Student Leadership Council
for the National Association of Media Literacy Education.
Jimmeka has worked for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for ten years and is also a part-time instructor at Carolina School of Broadcasting, an author of two books, poet, spoken word artist, and a public speaker for youth and young adults where she travels locally andoutside the Carolinas. In her spare time, Jimmeka enjoys spending time with her 9-year-old daughter, Whitney, and watching Disney movies.