Dixie Jones, Library Director and Chair of the Department of Medical Library Science, will retire from the Health Sciences Library on January 31. She has worked in health science libraries for over 40 years, including twelve years as our Head of Reference and three years as our Associate Director. She has served as our Library Director since November 2012.
Service to the profession has been a hallmark of Ms. Jones’ career. She has served as President of the Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana (1992/93) and of the South Central Chapter (SCC) of the Medical Library Association (1996/97). She served as President of the Medical Library Association in 2013/14, only the second librarian from Louisiana ever elected to this position in the international organization’s history.
In addition to association service, Ms. Jones has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on health sciences librarianship. She currently serves on the editorial boards of three health sciences librarianship journals.
Ms. Jones has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the 2003 SCC Distinguished Service Award and the Louisiana Library Association Subject Specialists Section’s Lucy B. Foote Award in 2014.
We appreciate Ms. Jones’ years of service to this Library, to LSU Health, and to librarianship, and we wish her all the best in her retirement!