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Barb Jones Retirement


Barb Jones, one of the stalwarts of the NNLM MCR has retired. She started in 2003 as our Network Membership Liaison and led a pilot on consortium licensing. As hospital libraries were downsized and closed, the NNLM MCR decided to focus on this issue. Barb volunteered to take it on. She began our efforts in supporting and teaching members how to advocate for themselves. She developed tools for them to use such as the value calculators (with Betsy Kelly, Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator) and the toolkit for hospital librarians. Her “Whooo Says” column has provided advice for over 9 years on topics including networking, employing business skills, learning the organization, and fantasy football. Barb has been on the research team developing a study on the cost impact of the librarian on patient care. She has published in non-library journals to increase awareness of how librarians contribute to healthcare. She leaves a legacy of work for us to build on and we wish her well – even as we wish she’d stayed. Barb’s last day was September 29, 2017.

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