Research and Education Librarian
- Health Sciences Library, Research and Education
As of spring semester 2023, as a Research and Education Librarian, Jessica Jones works to support the research and educational needs of the students, faculty, and staff on the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Campus. In her role as liaison to the VCU School of Pharmacy, Jones will engage directly with School of Pharmacy faculty, students, and staff to continue offering robust support for research and instruction services.
She will work in collaboration with liaisons and her supervisor to understand the unique needs of the School of Pharmacy students and faculty and develop new strategies to support SOP programs. Jones will also collaborate with department colleagues to support the department’s long standing research and instruction services including providing support for evidence-based practice, systematic reviews, and grant funded research or outreach efforts. Additionally, she will collaborate with other library departments engaged in teaching, learning and research to provide support for students and researchers engaged in pharmacy related research.
Jones began working at VCU Libraries in 2021 as the Resource Sharing and Delivery Coordinator, where she supervised two full time employees and 10 student workers. She oversaw the daily operations of the Resource Sharing and Delivery Department and focused on building partnerships with library departments to better serve library user needs. Prior to joining VCU Libraries, Jones served as the Library System Administrative Assistant at ECPI University from 2019-2021. Between August 2018 and April 2019 Jones was the library assistant at the Aquinas Secondary School in Mtwara, Tanzania where she was responsible for organizing and digitizing library collections as well as tutoring students and developing lesson plans.
Jones is active in the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) where she was a member of the VIVA-Interlibrary Loan Community Forum Planning Committee.
- Master of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa
- Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in mathematics/physics, Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C.