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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries
Charleston, South Carolina Area
Shannon Jones (she/her/hers) is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  Shannon is also Director for Region 2 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine headquartered at MUSC. Before she arrived 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. Shannon focuses her research on staff recruitment and retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries, and leadership in academic health sciences libraries. In 2018, Shannon co-founded the MLA Reads Virtual Book Discussion Club to provide a forum where participants can learn, discuss, and process the implications of a variety of DEI topics on their work as information professionals and in their personal lives. Shannon 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 pursuing an Ed.D in Educational Leadership at Charleston Southern University.

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