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Jones, M. Irene*

See also M. Irene Jones' Oral History Summary


MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Program Committee, Member, 1970
  • Board of Directors, Member, 1960–1963
  • Finance Committee, Member, 1962
  • Committee on Committees, Member, 1962
  • Ad Hoc Committee on the Medical Library Association Finances, Member, 1961–1962
  • Internship Sub-Committee, Chair, 1955–1956.
  • Awards Committee, Chair, 1955–1957
  • Standards for Medical Librarianship Committee, Member, 1955–1957; Assistant Chair, 1956–1957
  • Public Relations Officer, 1948–1949
  • Special Committee on a Medical Library Handbook, Member, 1939–1941; 1948–1956
Other Accomplishments and Activities
  • Postgraduate Training for Librarians, University of Tennessee Medical Units, Lecturer, 1966–1970
  • Memphis Librarians Committee, Chair, 1966–1968
  • Brooks Art Gallery, Docent

 Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 1977
Other Awards
  • Dictionary of International Biography
  • Who’s Who of American Women

Publications (5 representative)

Articles published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association or Journal of the Medical Library Association are available via PubMed Central.

  • Jones MI. Classification. In: Medical Library Association. Handbook of medical library practice. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: American Library Association; 1956.
  • Jones MI. The Army Medical Library classification. Bull Med Lib Assoc. 1948 Jul;36(3):190–2. [cited 22 Mar 2012].


  • Librarian, Mooney Memorial Library, University of Tennessee Medical Units–Memphis, 1959–1970
  • Associate Librarian, Mooney Memorial Library, University of Tennessee Medical Units–Memphis, 1949–1959
  • Assistant Chief and Head of Catalog Section, Army Medical Library, Washington, DC, 1945–1949
  • Cataloger, Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI, 1941–1945
  • Cataloger, Medical Science Department, Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI, 1928–1941
  • Cataloger, University of Indiana, 1927–1928
  • Junior Cataloger, Utica Public Library, Utica, NY, 1925–1927

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • Library Certificate, University of Wisconsin, 1925
  • BA, English, University of Wisconsin, 1925


(Birth 1902; Death 1990)

Contributed by Diane McKenzie

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