Dr. Jones teaches courses in Legal Bibliography and Advanced Legal Research. Prior to joining the faculty, her professional experience includes service in Law Libraries at Wayne State University, Villanova University, Indiana University, and the University of Miami. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She earned her M.S.L.S. from the Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Science and her Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Drexel University.

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Courses taught by Dr. Jones:

  • Legal Bibliography
  • Advanced Legal Research


  • Professor Jones presented her article, Bringing the Law to the Library: The Continuum of Access to Justice Services, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the LatCrit Biennial Conference in Orlando, Florida.
  • Professor Jones delivered a presentation, “Bringing Human Rights to the Law Library: Access to Justice, Legal Information, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” at the Southeast Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Professor Jones contributed a chapter on Federal Research for the ebook, Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians in Michigan, which several law librarians collaborated on as part of an access to justice project.

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  • Professor Jones’s article, Expansive Legal Researchwas published at 44 International Journal of Legal Information 241 (2016).

    The article is available here:  https://doi.org/10.1017/jli.2016.38.

  • Professor Jones was profiled in the Library of Congress blog, In Custoda Legis.  Her interview with Donna Sokol, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress, can be accessed here: http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2016/10/an-interview-with-yolanda-patrice-jones-law-librarian/?loclr=eaiclb.

  • Professor Yolanda Jones presented to the faculty and library staff regarding her recent trip to Capetown, South Africa today at the Faculty Forum.  Professor Jones discussed her paper, “Dynamic Law Libraries: Access, Development and Transformation in Africa and the United States” that she presented with Ms. Caroline lIako from Makarere University in Uganda.  She supplemented her talk with highlights of her trip—complete with pictures!  Professor Jones also discussed the University Faculty Travel Grant process and how this grant was instrumental in allowing her to travel.


  • On August 18th, 2015 Professor Yolanda Jones presented a joint paper with Caroline Ilako, a librarian at the Makerere University Library in Kampala, Uganda  titled “Dynamic Law Libraries: Access, Development, and Transformation in Africa and the United States” at the 81st General Conference and Assembly of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), in Cape Town, South Africa. The paper can be found at http://library.ifla.org/1120/1/114-jones-en.pdf.

  • A July 19th, 2015 Professor Yolanda Jones participated the panel for the annual Diversity Symposium of the Black Caucus of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  The topic of discussion was the state of diversity in law libraries today and promoting diversity in law libraries.