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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara M Jones  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Adult;


-- Barbara M Jones on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Barbara works in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara 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.

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.

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