Minnesota Historical Society Promotes Jennifer Jones to Director of Library and Collections

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Release dated: 
February 15, 2012
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Minnesota Historical Society Promotes Jennifer Jones to Director of Library and Collections

The Minnesota Historical Society has announced that Jennifer Jones has been promoted to director of Library and Collections effective immediately. Jones was promoted from her position as head of Collections and Reference, a position she held since 2006. 

Jones holds a Master of Arts in American History from the College of William and Mary and did doctoral work in early American history. Prior to working at the Minnesota Historical Society, Jones was head of the Digital History Center and Visual Resources Department at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 

"The Minnesota Historical Society has exceptional collections and a talented and dedicated staff of librarians, curators, conservators and processors. I'm excited to take on the challenge of leading the Library and Collections Division as we continue to build our collections to make Minnesota's history available to the people of the state," said Jones.

As the director of Library and Collections, Jones will oversee the Collections, Collections Management and Reference departments. These areas acquire, process, conserve and provide access to historical objects, books, art and manuscripts. She will also oversee the central collections services unit that manages digitization projects, and the oral history program.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.