Education      EdD Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, May 2008
                            East Tennessee State University, Johnson City TN
                            Dissertation: Academic Libraries as Models of Feminine/Feminist Organization        

M.L.S. August 1990
        Kent State University, Kent OH

B.A. Summa cum Laude, English and Secondary Education, May 1986
        Capital University, Columbus OH


Professional Library Experience

June 2000 to present: Extended Campus Services Librarian East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2004 Promoted to Associate Professor
2002 Tenured
2001 Promoted to Assistant Professor

August 1990 to May 2000: Librarian for Reference and Bibliographic Instruction  Muskingum College Library, New Concord, OH

Paraprofessional Library Experience

August 1986- December 1989 Technical Services Assistant Wittenberg University , Thomas Library, Springfield, OH

Teaching Experience

                Online Information Resources (Summer 2002-Summer 2006): Graduate course in Educational Technology offering an examination, analysis, and comparison of various online databases and Internet search engines.  Administrative and other related issues are addressed. Have taught 5 iterations of this course.

                Organizing and Managing Content on the Internet (Spring 2003): Graduate course in Educational Technology surveys both theoretical and practical applications of web-based learning, including web page design and content management.

                Developing Information Research Skills (Spring 2002): Undergraduate elective library skills course.  Team-taught.

                Library Research Methods (1990-2000): Undergraduate elective library skills course.

                Muskingum Experience/First Year Seminar (1991-1999): Required introduction to college course for all first year students.

Publications and Presentations


Jones, M.F. (2008) Feminine and Feminist Organizations: A Study of Three Academic Libraries.  Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag.

Jones, M.F. (Ed.) Annotations: A Guide to the Independent Critical Press.  Third Edition.  With forward by Robert W. McChesney.  Baltimore: Alternative Press Center, 2004.

Jones, M.F. (Ed.) Annotations: A Guide to the Independent Critical Press.  With forward by James Weinstein.  Baltimore: Alternative Press Center and Independent Press Association, 1999.

Jones, M.F.  Annotations: A Directory of Periodicals Listed in the Alternative Press Index.  Baltimore, MD: The Alternative Press Center, 1996.


Jones, M.F. (2010) “Feminism in Libraries” In Findley, L. & Stringer, E.
Beyond burning bras: Feminist activism for everyone.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Jones, M.F. (2007). Distance Education Librarian. In Shontz, P.K., & Murray, R.A. A day in the life: Career options in library and information science. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Campbell, K.A., Jones, M.F., Shuttle, J. (2002/2003) “Chat reference:  One university’s experience.” In Katz, B. Digital Reference Services.  New York:  Haworth Press.

Jones, M.F. (2003) “Out of the box” In Bridges, Karl (ed.), Expectations of Librarians in the 21st Century. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Jones, M.F. (2002) “Help! I’m the New Distance Librarian—Where Do I Begin?” In Mahoney, Patrick B. Distance Learning Library Services: The Tenth Off-Campus Library Services Conference  Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press.

 Jones, M.F. (2001) “A Fish Tale,” In Feinberg, Renee (ed.) Changing face of American libraries Jefferson, N.C.:  McFarland Press.

Articles in Reference Works:

“Appalachian Reader.” (2006).  Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. p.1692

 “Allison, Dorothy.” (2006).  Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. p.1043.

Post World War II Poets (portion of this article on Sonia Sanchez). (2006).  Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. p.1083-1085.

Transportation—Aviation (portion of this article on Pittsburgh Airport). (2006).  Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. p.693-695.

“Civil Liberties” In C. LaGuardia, Katz, B. and Katz, L.S. (eds) Magazines for libraries (12th edition).  New Providence, NJ:  RR Bowker.

Articles and Pamphlets:

Jones, M.F. (2005)"Creating a Tutorial CD for Distance Students"  Journal of Library Administration (Published simultaneously as the Proceedings of the 11th Annual Off-Campus Library Services Conference) 41: 1/2, 185-202.

Jones, M.F. (2004) “Internet Reference Services for Distance Education: Guidelines Comparison & Implementation” Internet Reference Services Quarterly 9(3/4).  Journal also released as a monograph by Haworth Press.

Jones, M.F. (2004) "Libraries and the Patriot Act." Tennessee Librarian 54: 4.  

Jones, M.F. (2003) Getting Started: A Guide for New Distance Learning Librarians  ACRL Distance Learning Library Section. (

Campbell, K.A., Jones, M.F., Shuttle, J. (2002/2003) “Chat reference:  One university’s experience.”  Reference Librarian 79/80: 297-309.

D’Adamo, C., Jones, M.F., and Wade, L. (Jan/Apr 2003) “A Guide to Alternative Periodicals on the Middle East” Counterpoise 7: 86-89.

Jones, M.F. (2003) “Strategies for Managing an Aging Workforce” Southeastern Librarian 50(4): 10-15.

Jones, M.F. (2002) “Help! I’m the New Distance Librarian—Where Do I Begin?” Journal of Library Administration 37: 397-410.

Jones, M.F. (December 1999)  “John Glenn: A Bibliography” Bulletin of Bibliography 58: 235-45.


Jones, M.F. (2007) "Webliography: Special collections at Tennessee academic Institutions." Tennessee Libraries 57(4).

Jones, M.F. (2006) "Webliography: Online Resources Related to Disability." Tennessee Libraries 56(1).

Jones, M.F. (2005) “Webliography: Serials in Tennessee” Tennessee Libraries 55(3).

Peters, C.A. and Jones, M.F. (2005) “Webliography: Resources for New Librarians and LIS Students.” Tennessee Libraries 55(2)

Jones, M.F. (2005) “Webliography: Leadership.” Tennessee Libraries 55(1).

Jones, M.F. (2005) “Webliography: Zines.” Tennessee Libraries 54(4).

Jones, M.F. (2005) “Webliography: Tennessee in Print.” Tennessee Librarian 54(3).

Jones, M.F. (2003) "Webliography: Library Organizations in Tennessee.” Tennessee Librarian 53(4).


Reviews published in Choice:

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. September 2010.

COS Scholar Universe. January 2009.

Fox, Tom. Cite it Right. July 2008.

Feminist Majority Foundation Online. (December 2007)

EBL - Ebook Library (June 2007)

NetLibrary (new review) (January 2007)

NoodleTools. (June 2006)

Ockerbloom, John Mark. The Online Books Page. (May 2006)

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf.  (October 2005)

Rooks, Noliwe M. Ladies’ pages: African American Women’s Magazines and the Culture that Made Them. (Jan. 2005)

Best Information on the Net (October 2004 & 2005 Supplement))

Reference Universe (2004 Supplement)

Oxford Scholarship Online (May 2004).

Brogan, Kathryn S. and Robert Lee Brewer (eds.) Writer's market, 2004: 8,000+ book and magazine editors who buy what you write. (March 2004).

DelTesta, David W. Government leaders, military rulers, and political activists. (April 2002 & Special Issue 2003).

Hill, Casey, New Pages.  (Jan 2002).

The Times Book of Quotations. New York: Times Books, 2000 (Jun 2001).

Miller, E Willard and Ruby M. Miller. Natural disasters: Floods: A Reference Handbook (Nov 2000).

NetLibrary (May 2000).

Scanlon, Jennifer. Significant Contemporary American Feminists: A Biographical Sourcebook (Sept 1999).

Librarian’s Resource Centre ( ) (May 1999, Supplement 1999, Supplement 2000).

Literary Market Place ( (Feb1999, supplement 1999).

Davis, Rose Parkman, comp. Zora Neale Hurston: An annotated bibliography and reference guide (Sept 1998).

Stuhr-Rommereim, Rebecca.  Autobiographies by Americans of Color, 1980-1994: An Annotated Bibliography (Sept 1997).

Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (May 1997).

Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, with CD-ROM (May 1997).

Dwyer, Jim.  Earth Works:  Recommended Fiction and Nonfiction about Nature and the Environment (Sept. 1996).

The Larousse Desk Reference (Feb. 1996).

Lord, John. Sizes: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (Oct. 1995).

Williams, Ora.  American Black Women in the Arts and Social Sciences (July 1994).

My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget: A Collection of Quotations by People of Color Dorothy Winbush Riley, ed. (December 1993).

Potter, Vilma Raskin.  A Reference Guide to Afro-American Publications and Editors, 1827-1946 by Vilma Raskin Potter  (September 1993).

Black Women in America:  An Historical Encyclopedia Darlene Clark Hine, ed. (June 1993).

Smith, Jessie Carney (ed.) Notable Black American Women (June 1992).

Zuckerman, Mary Ellen (comp.) Sources on the History of Women's Magazines, 1792-1960: an annotated bibliography (March 1992).

Reviews published in SRRT Newsletter:

Anderson, Byron. Alternative Publishers of Books in North America. (June 2003).

Journal of Bisexuality (Sept. 2002).

Reviews published in Library Journal:

Whiffin, Jean (ed.), International Directory of Serials Specialists (May 15, 1995).

Verdelle, A.J. The Good Negress. (May 1, 1995).

The Serpent's Gift by Helen Elaine Lee (Mar. 1, 1994).

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Denticat (Mar. 15, 1994).

Kehinde by Buchi Emecheta (May 15, 1994).

Brothers and Sisters by Bebe Moore Campbell (August 1994).

Under the Silk Cotton Tree (Nov. 15, 1993).

The Pushcart Prize XVIII:  Best of the Small Presses, 1993-1994 Bill Henderson, ed.  (Sept. 15, 1993).

Birch Lane Press Presents American Fiction:  The best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers (no. 4) Michael C. White, ed.  (July 1993).

An Eye for Dark Places by Norma Marder (May 15, 1993).

Roots in Print, Paula Matta, Comp.  (Apr. 1, 1993).

Small Press Center Directory, Karin Taylor, ed.  (Apr.1, 1993).

Glazier, L.P. Small Press:  An Annotated Guide. (December, 1992).

Cheatwood, Kiarri T-H. A Life on an April Canvas (Nov. 1, 1992).

Alternative Press Index (September 1, 1992).

Bailey's Café (Sept 1, 1992).

American Literary Magazines: The Twentieth Century (June 15, 1992).

Gates, Henry Louis. Loose Canons. (June 1, 1992)

Golden, Marita. And do remember me. (May 1, 1992)

Joyce, Donald Franklin Black Book Publishers in the United States:  A Historical Dictionary of the Presses, 1817-1990. (February 1, 1992).

Reviewer for ARBA:

Contributor to American Reference Books Annual.  Englewood, CO:  Libraries Unlimited, 1995,1997.

Conference presentations

"Emotions, People & Partnerships:  Using Emotional Intelligence Skills at Work" presented by invitation Tennessee Library Association Staff Development Workshop. October 12, 2010.

"The Wonder Woman Syndrome" (With Kathy Campbell) presented by invitation at the Tennessee Public Library Management Institute.. May 28, 2010.

"The Wonder Woman Syndrome" (With Kathy Campbell) presented by invitation at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries national convention, September 2009.

"Creativity in Libraries (With Kathy Campbell) TLA Annual Conference, April 10, 2009. Nashville, TN

"Libraries as Feminine/Feminist Organizations." Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. May 2009.

"Encouraging a Positive Organizational Culture in your Library." TLA Annual Conference, April 11, 2008. Nashville, TN.

"The Wonder Woman Syndrome: Burnout in Libraries." (With Kathy Campbell) TLA Annual Conference, April 10, 2008. Kingsport, TN.

“TEL Update and Training Tips” TLA Annual Conference, Pre-Conference. April 6, 2005, Nashville Public Library.

“Creating a Tutorial CD for Distance Students.” Off-Campus Library Services Conference, May 2004, Scottsdale, AZ.

“Guidelines for Distance Library Services.” Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, March 2004, Knoxville, TN.

“The PAB Tells All.” Panel Member. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, March 2004, Knoxville, TN.

“TEL Boosters.” Panel Moderator. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, March 2004, Knoxville, TN.

“The Alternative Press: Past, Present, and Future.”  Panel Moderator.  American Library Association, June 2003, Toronto, Canada.

Teaching in Your Pajamas” TACHE Regional Workshop, Walters State Community College, April 23, 2003.

"Help!  I'm the New Distance Ed Librarian--Where do I Begin?" Off-Campus Library Services Conference, April 2002, Cincinnati, OH.  Published in Conference Proceedings.

“Help! I’m the New Distance Librarian.” Poster session for the American Library Association Annual Meeting, June 2002, Atlanta, GA.


“Developing an Online Information Resource Skills Course” presented with Jerry Shuttle at TLA Annual Conference, March 2000.


“Library Instruction for an Online Course,” presented at the CULS conference, Fall 2001, Dickson, TN.


"The UCAIR 2000 Project at Muskingum College," presented with William J. Wallace at 32nd American Chemical Society Central Regional Meeting, Cincinnati OH (May 16-19, 2000).


“Using Web-Based Assignments to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills” Presented at the 1999 American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans.

"Writing Across the Curriculum: The Library Connection" Panel member.  Academic Library Association of Ohio

              Bibliographic Instruction Group conference.  June 11, 1993

"The Librarian as Classroom Resource" paper given at the Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, November 15-17, 1991.


In Progress

Additional writings on The Feminist Library


Other Professional Activities

Work in national professional societies:

Distance Learning Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries 

     Guidelines Committee 2001-2006

     Author of official committee brochure: Getting Started: A Guide for New Distance Learning Librarians (2003)

Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)

     Action Council representative from AIP 2001-2003

     Councilor-at-large (elected position) 2003-2006

     Secretary 2004-2006

Alternatives in Print Task Force (AIP) of SRRT

     Coordinator 2001-2003,  Coordinator Elect, 2000-2001. 

      Jackie Eubanks Memorial Award Committee, 2000-2004

Work in regional professional societies:

Editor and Web manager of Tennessee Libraries

       TLA Publications Committee Member.

TENN-SHARE Training Committee Chair, 2002-2003

TEL Training Committee Chair, 2003-2004

Trainer for TEL, 2000-present

Campus Service Activities:

RODP Advisory Committee, 2004-2006

Diversity Education Team, 2003-

            Web designer & manager:                                                                                

Diversity Educator 2003-

University Writing Committee, 2000-2004

Faculty Technology Leadership Group 2002-2003; Instructional Team, 2005-2006

Professional consultation:

Consultation at University of the South in Sewanee, TN, included evaluation and recommendations for user services at duPont Library.  Designed, implemented, and conducted three user surveys and reported on suggested actions.  Also conducted staff workshops on the reference interview and faculty workshops on designing assignments using the Web to teach critical thinking. The latter was first conducted as a part of an Information Technology workshop day; it was so well received that I was asked to repeat it as a faculty development workshop.

Board Member.  Alternative Press Center.  Baltimore, MD. 1996-2004

Other service activities:

Book talks, both through the State Library of Ohio and individual public libraries. Listed below are the titles or topics discussed, the host library, and the date of the event.

Laura Ingalls Wilder (State Library program) Zanesville (OH) Public Library (Aug 1998)

Frank Lloyd Wright biography by Meryl Secrest.  Sandusky (OH) Public Library (Nov 1996)

Diaries and Laura Ingalls Wilder (State Library program) New Lexington (OH) Public Library (Oct 1996)

Sense & Sensibility Sandusky (OH) Public Library (Oct 1996)

84 Charing Cross Road and Duchess of Bloomsbury St. Sandusky (OH) Public Library (April 1996)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Sandusky (OH) Public Library (Feb 1996)

Einstein's Dreams Sandusky (OH) Public Library (Dec. 1995)

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Sandusky (OH) Public Library (July 1995)  



American Library Association

Association of College and Research Libraries

Tennessee Library Association

Beta Phi Mu Library Honorary

Phi Kappa Phi