Ms. Shannon Jones

Medical University of South Carolina

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Medical University of South Carolina
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Shannon D. Jones’ career in libraries spans 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In this role, Shannon assumes leadership for all aspects of the library including strategic planning, budgeting, technology integration, facility management and operation, and personnel administration. Prior to her arrival at MUSC, Shannon worked as the Associate Director for Research and Education at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond.  Shannon received her MLS from North Carolina Central University (NCCU). In addition, to the MLS, Shannon also holds a BA in English from North Carolina State University, a MIS from NCCU, and a M.Ed. in Adult Learning from VCU. Shannon is an active member in both the American Library Association and the Medical Library Association where she is currently serving on the Board of Directors. Her research interests include staff recruitment and retention, diversity and inclusion in libraries, organizational learning and development, and leadership in academic health sciences libraries.