“I tell myself that no matter how I’m feeling, I have to be
the Mick Jagger of the library world,” said GSLIS alumnus James E. “Jack” Bales (MS ’74) in a recent interview for the University of
Mary Washington (UMW) Magazine. He approaches his library-research classes with enthusiasm and energy, much like musicians approach rock concerts.
Bales has worked as a reference and humanities librarian at
the UMW Simpson Library since 1980. In this role, and as a teacher of library
research classes, he engages students in the classroom and strives to help them become skilled at using library resources. Read more
about Bales in the...