Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina; President-Elect, Medical Library Association
Shannon Jones (she/her/hers) is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Jones is also Director for Region 2 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine headquartered at MUSC. Prior to her arrival at MUSC, Shannon worked as the Associate Director for Research and Education for Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Jones focuses her research on staff recruitment and retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries, and leadership in academic health sciences libraries. Jones is the co-editor of Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success. She holds an MLS from North Carolina Central University and an M.Ed. in Adult Learning from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently pursuing an Ed.D in Educational Leadership at Charleston Southern University.
- African American Medical Librarians Alliance: https://sites.google.com/view/aamla-mla/events-meetings/spring-2022/experience-mla
- ALA Libguide on Prison Libraries: https://libguides.ala.org/PrisonLibraries