The Real Paul Jones

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About Paul Jones

I hold three positions at UNC-Chapel Hill:
Clinical Professor at the School of Information & Library Science
Clinical Professor at the School of Journalism & Mass Communications
Director of ibiblio.org

I am easily contacted on most social networks as smalljones. Although I gave up email on June 1, 2011, an email sent to jones@unc.edu will return a reply with an extensive list of ways that you might reach me. I will also answer my phone or, if unavailable at the time of your call, will return your call.

I hold no formal office hours, but I am very flexible in regards to meetings particularly with UNC students. See my Google Calendar as smalljones @gmail.com Do feel free to schedule a time there.

Office: 213 Manning Hall
Phone: 919-360-7740

Recent Courses:
JOMC 499 – Living and Working with a Life Online in 2014
INLS 697 – Emerging Topics in Information Science – Spring 2014
JOMC 449 – Virtual Communities and Vernacular Video – Fall 2013

Mailing address:
University of North Carolina
213 Manning Hall, CB#3456
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3456

More detailed information about my teaching, work, publications and service at my CV

Paul Jones in Chronicle of Higher EducationJones Vcard as QR

13 Responses to “About Paul Jones”

  1. [...] we have got my good friend Prof. Paul Jones, at UNC-Chapel Hill; one of the smartest people I know in the Academia world, and in general, [...]

  2. George Dance says:

    My name is George Dance; I operate a poetry wiki, Penny’s Poetry Pages. I recently added an article on the Internet Poetry Archive, and links to its poems on the articles on the individual poets archived. I was hoping to add a brief article on you, but not this brief; I can’t find any biographical information on you at all. Can you help by directing me to, or providing me with, something I can use to construct an article? Any assistance you can give me will be appreciated.

  3. Paul says:

    George,
    I’ll be glad to provide more and more literary than the above if you like. The Vitae is a start or:

    Paul Jones has published poems widely (and narrowly) for many years. His poems have appeared in Poetry (Chicago), Ironwood, and Georgia Review among others. He has been a recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, the Carolina Quarterly Poetry Prize, the North Carolina Writers Network Chapbook Competition as well as prizes from Southern Humanities Review, Hellas and others.
    Recently his poems have been included in a cookbook (“Sound Of Poets Cooking” Jacar Press), two travel books (“Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont” UNC Press and “27 Views of Chapel Hill” Eno Publishers) and in “Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 – Present” (Scribner).

    FB or G+ me as smalljones if you’d like to use something else or need more info.

  4. Quora says:

    What do people use instead of email?…

    As Eddie Xue points out, some people use a combination of social networking tools (e.g. Facebook, Google+, Twitter), blogs, and instant messaging in lieu of email. Pundits like Paul Jones (http://ibiblio.org/pjones/blog/about-paul-jones/) and Luis Suar…

  5. [...] Mammoth Records, where the Backsliders recorded back in the day; and noted computer guru/poet Paul Jones. My American Music Series co-editor Peter Blackstock did the introduction, and I was glad to have [...]

  6. [...] we spend 2.5 days a year just on answering emails. And even more. How do we get that time back? Ask Paul Jones, UNC-CH professor who dropped email nearly two years ago and is happy with the decision. Here`s his [...]

  7. Lori Guidos says:

    Paul,

    Nice meeting you and your family last week at the archive.

    I am having problems accessing the FAQ on the IBiblio.Org website.

    Best,

    Lori

  8. Paul says:

    Try http://answers.ibiblio.org it’s working from here

  9. Luciano Mangiafico says:

    Paul, it was very nice meeting you, Sally, and your brilliant offspring the other night. Hopefully, we will be in touch from time to time.
    As you recall, over dinner we were talking about Ezra Pound. You may enjoy the edited version of a much longer piece I had written about him, which was published in Open Letters Monthly in November 2012. A link is enclosed.
    Regards,
    Luciano
    http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/attainted-the-life-and-afterlife-of-ezra-pound-in-italy/

  10. Paul says:

    Luciano,
    Thanks for the great conversation and companionship and for the pointer to your Ezra Pound article. I’ve had a chance to read it and loved the details and how it filled in so many blanks in what I knew of Pound’s time in Italy. I look forward to reading your other articles http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/author/luciano-mangiafico/ there in Open Letters.

  11. Elizabeth Marin says:

    Hello Paul Jones.

    I sent a brief e-mail to you years ago which continues to haunt me – Louis St. Louis reviewed one of my shows at Tyndall Gallery. One comment was reference to a martini/valium-esque essence in my work etc. It was elegant and respectful. I wanted to share his generosity towards me with others… My post was written in concert with comments preceding mine in your thread- specifically those which referred to his eclectic manner, dress, way of being, speaking, etc.
    I have had many reviews, but none quite like his. My sharing was not an attempt to posit myself as subject OR gain attention for my own work. I am neither pathetic, selfish or unconsciousness, yet in my mind , and others as well, someone reviewing their own show in a discussion of anothers could be perceived as such.
    I was just another person sharing their respect and admiration for Louis St.Louis.

    “Why Elizabeth, are you reviewing your own paintings…?” And it continues, quickly deteriorating into a moment of SNL humiliation and ridicule.

    Your response might have been acceptable, and even funny, in an appropriate environment; e.g. a seminar on semiotics, polemics, linguistic structures, modern discursive paradigms. ETC. – a cup of coffee even. After all, you were clear in further pointing out that you owned one of my pieces, and coffee was your venue to viewing it. Instead, that moment years ago has affected my reputation as a painter and my integrity as a person. I am grateful that one of the people I recently sent to Google was so embarrassed for me that she felt she had to share with me what she found and the impact it had upon her. I doubt I will hear from her again.

    Respectfully,

    Elizabeth Marin
    elspeth.sontag52@gmail.com

  12. Paul says:

    I enjoy coffee. I enjoy your paintings. I enjoy Louis St Lewis. I enjoy Tyndall Galleries. I don’t do email. I don’t do “seminar(s) on semiotics, polemics, linguistic structures, modern discursive paradigms. ETC.”
    Peace out.

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