Mary Wilkins Jordan

Adjunct Faculty
  • School of Library and Information Science

About Me

Mary Wilkins Jordan came to Simmons SLIS from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she earned her doctorate. Prior to entering academia, Jordan worked in public libraries as a director and administrator. Her research and consulting work now focuses on ways to help libraries to function better and to serve their communities more effectively. She teaches Management and also Evaluation classes, as well as Public Libraries, Reference, and the Internship class, all with a focus on helping students acquire the skills they need to be successful in their professional careers. Jordan also has a J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and worked as an attorney before entering the library field.

What I Teach

  • LIS 404: Principles of Management
  • LIS 407: Reference/Information Services
  • LIS 501: Internship in Library and Information Science