"If I were to build a dream library, it would have a classroom in it, seating thirty students for teaching. It would have an open lab in it instead of forty-something machines on the floor that everybody trips over in the middle of the floor. It would have quiet study areas and group study areas. It would have offices for the staff ...It would have lots of room for students; it would be bright and cheerful and have a little coffee corner, probably,"

Joanne Jones

Director of Libraries



Participant:  Joanne Jones

Interviewer:  Jennifer Rudolph

Date of Interview: August 15, 2011

Location of Interview:  MCC Library , Brockton, MA

Time Period Discussed: 1970s through 2011

Project:  Massasoit Community College Oral History Project

Department:  Massasoit Library ARCHIVE

Length of Interview:   47:38 minutes

Description: College education, continuing education in Library Science, beginning of tenure working in Massasoit's library in in the 1980s to present as staff member and eventual Director of Libraries at Massasoit.