Louise Jones joins JSTOR’s Library Advisory Group
Louise Jones, university librarian at Chinese University of Hong Kong, has joined JSTOR’s Library Advisory Group. The group is composed of leading librarians from around the globe and provides JSTOR with guidance on strategic questions and decisions.
Ms. Jones became university librarian at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013. While there, she has led the development of digital services and technology-rich spaces and opened up the library’s abundant bilingual collections to the world. She is also a member of the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC), president of the Hong Kong Library Association, and vice-chair of the newly founded Guangdong Hong Kong Macau University Library Alliance.
“JSTOR’s platform and content are always at the forefront of digital library developments. In 2014 I led a project with JSTOR to deliver the first Shared-E Books Demand Driven Acquisition service for JULAC, Hong Kong’s academic library consortium. Partnering with JSTOR was a positive experience as we navigated the complexities of this new approach together, and the project has become a service,” said Ms. Jones. “JSTOR’s not-for-profit ethos and customer focus, evidenced throughout the project, is one of the reasons I am delighted to be joining the Advisory Group. I also hope to inform JSTOR’s global strategy with my experience working in Asia.”
Ms. Jones joins new Library Advisory Group members Wendy Pradt Lougee, university librarian and dean of libraries at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Michael Levine-Clark, dean of libraries at the University of Denver, who both became part of the group last fall.