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Barbara M Jones

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Connection to Illinois: Jones works in Chicago. She was the Head of the Rare Book and Special Collections Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1996 to 2003.

Biography: Barbara Jones has a rich background in library administration, scholarship and intellectual freedom advocacy. From 2003-2009 she was the Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian and Deans’ Council Member at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She held previous library directorships at Union College, the University of Northern Iowa, and the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), as well as administrative positions at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Minnesota Historical Society, New York University and Teachers College Library, Columbia University.She was named director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and its new executive director of the Freedom to Read Foundation, in 2009.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Barbara M Jones on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Libraries, access, and intellectual freedom :
ISBN: 083890761X OCLC: 41002750

American Library Association, Chicago : 1999.

Protecting intellectual freedom in your academic library :
ISBN: 083893580X OCLC: 271103755

American Library Association, Chicago : 2009.

The author uses her experience and expertise to offer an intellectual freedom title tailored to the academic library environment. This title presents a number of scenarios in which intellectual freedom is at risk and includes: Case studies that provide narrative treatment of common situations tailored to your library type; Easy and motivating ways to prepare new hires for handling intellectual freedom issues; Sidebars throughout the book that offer sample policies, definitions of key terms, and analysis of important statutes and decisions; Detailed information on how to handle challenges to materials in your collection.