Paul Jones

Director of; Clinical Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
Manning Hall 213
Pronouns: He/Him/His


Faculty Expertise:

Internet issues and applications including: digital libraries, electronic publishing, online news, virtual communities, legal and social issues relating to networked information and access

BS (Computer Science) North Carolina State University
MFA (Poetry), Warren Wilson College

Paul Jones is director of, a 20+ year project that facilitates legal sharing on the internet, and clinical professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS).
In other parts of his life, Paul Jones’ first chapbook, “What the Welsh and Chinese Have In Common,” was a North Carolina Writers’ Network publication winner. Jones’ reviews have been collected in Contemporary Literary Criticism (Gale) and some of his poems collected in Best American Erotic Poetry: 1800 - Present (Scribners), And Love … (Jacar), What Matters (Jacar), and in 27 Views of Chapel Hill (Eno Publishers). He is a contributing editor to the Heath Anthology of American Literature.

Courses Regularly Taught:
INLS697 - Emerging Issues in Information Science
JOMC449 - Living and Working With a Life On-Line in 20xx

Awards and Recognition:
IBM Faculty Research Award, 2015
IBM Faculty Research Award, 2011
IBM Faculty Research Award, 2010
International World Wide Web Conference, 2010 Co-chair

Selected Publications, Papers, Presentations:
"Why You Could/Should/Must Use Better Ways of Communicating Than Email" Second Annual Robert Ballard Lecture for Carolinas Chapter: ASIS&T in collaboration with NCCU SLA and ASIS&T Student Chapters. National Humanities Center. April 5, 2014. Invited keynote speaker.

DIMACS Workshop on Building Communities for Transforming Social Media Research Through New Approaches for Collecting, Analyzing, and Exploring Social Media Data. April 10 - 11, 2014. DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University. Invited participant.

Metrolina Librarians Association. Invited keynote speaker. June 12, 2014. Charlotte, NC.

13th International Conference on WWW and INTERNET October 25-27 2014. Porto, Portugal. Invited Keynote.

2015 Digital Innovation and Scholarship in Social Sciences and Humanities Symposium. East Carolina University. March 18, 2015. Invited Speaker.

Life w/o eMail - Episode III - What's Wrong with eMail? #noemail Vodcast. Spain and Ireland. March 12, 2015. Featured guest.

Switchpoint '15. "Digital Development Principles" Microlab. Saxapahaw, NC. April 23, 2015. Invited Speaker.

Google I/O Extended. May 28, 2015. Chapel Hill, NC. Co-organizer.

Consultant to PlayMakers Repertory and visiting Mellon Residency company, Critical Mass on Privacy and Surveillance. May 28, 2015.

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