Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara M. Jones  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


-- Barbara M. Jones on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jones was the Head of the Rare Book and Special Collections Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1996 to 2003.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jones chose intellectual freedom as her primary professional interest early in her career. Since the 1980's she has served in such varied roles as Chair of ALA's Intellectual Freedom Round Table, two terms as a member of the Intellectual Freedom Committee and a member of the state intellectual freedom committees in Iowa and Minnesota. She was the first chair of the recently created ACRL Intellectual Freedom Committee. Ms. Jones has spoken to library, general academic, legislative, and community groups about the First Amendment in libraries of all types.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Libraries, Access, and Intellectual Freedom: Developing Policies for Public and Academic Libraries
ISBN: 083890761X

Amer Library Assn Editions. 1999

Use Jones's practical strategies to secure the benefits of intellectual freedom in your library. Learn to recognize current problem areas and legal issues, balance conflicting interests, and develop effective library policies.

Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Academic Library: Scenarios from the Front Lines (Intellectual Freedom Front Lines)
ISBN: 083893580X

Amer Library Assn Editions. 2009

Barbara Jones 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 and, detailed information on how to handle challenges to materials in your collection.

Speaking Engagements

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