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Paul T. JaegerProfessor; Distinguished Scholar-Teacher; Faculty Director, Museum Scholarship and Material Culture (MSMC) Certificate
Room 4121J Hornbake Bldg, South Wing
Paul T. Jaeger, PhD, JD, MEd, MLS, is a Professor and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher in the College of Information Studies, Director of the Museum Scholarship and Material Culture graduate certificate program, and Associate Director of the Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility at the University of Maryland. He previously served as the Director of the MLIS Program.
He studies the impacts of law and policy on information access and behavior, with a focus on human rights and civil rights. He is the author of 20 books and more than 200 journal articles and book chapters. Recent books include Foundations of Information Policy, Foundations of Information Literacy, Libraries and Global Retreat of Democracy, and Foundations of Information Law. His research has been funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the American Library Association, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Science Foundation, among others.
He is an editor of the journals Library Quarterly and Including Disability. He is the founder of the Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) and co-founder of the Including Disability Global Summit. He has also previously served as an editor for Advances in Librarianship, Government Information Quarterly, the International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion, and the Information Policy Book Series from MIT Press, but not at the same time. In 2014, he received the Library Journal/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award. A 2019 study published in Public Library Quarterly named him one of the two most influential scholars of public library research in the past 35 years (it was a tie) and a 2020 study published in Library Quarterly found his publications to have the highest prestige value in the field.
PhD, JD, MLS, Florida State University; MEd, University of North Florida
The impacts of law and policy on information access and behavior, with a focus on human rights and civil rights.
Director of the Museum Scholarship and Material Culture Graduate Certificate Program; Associate Director of the Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility at the University of Maryland; former MLIS Program Director.
Associated Research Centers
Research & Focus Areas
- Accessibility and Inclusive Design
- Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics
- Library and Information Science