Paul T. Jaeger

Paul T. Jaeger

Paul T. Jaeger

Professor & MLIS Program Director
Room 4121D Hornbake Bldg, South Wing
(301) 405-1741
(301) 314-9145


PhD, JD, Florida State


Paul T. Jaeger, Ph.D., J.D., is Professor, Diversity Officer, and Director of the Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) program of the College of Information Studies and Co-Director of the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland. He is the author of more than one hundred and sixty journal articles and book chapters, as well as more than a dozen books. Dr. Jaeger is Editor of Library Quarterly and Co-Editor of Advances in Librarianship, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion. He is founder and chair of the Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS), and co-chaired the first UMD Disability Summit in 2016. In 2014, he received the Library Journal/ALISE Excellence in Education Award, the international educator of the year award for the field of library and information science.

Research Interests

Ways in which law and public policy shape information behavior
Human rights and social justice


  • Designing Principled Inquiry (LBSC 791)
  • Information and Human Rights (INST 613)
  • Information and Universal Usability (LBSC 622)
  • Information Literacy, Inclusion, and the Public Good (INST 614)
  • Information Policy (INST 612)

Recent Books

  • Jaeger, P. T., Gorham, U., Bertot, J. C., & Sarin, L. C. (2014). Public libraries, public policies, and political processes: Serving and transforming Communities in times of economic and political constraint. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Thompson, K. M., Jaeger, P. T., Taylor, N. G., Subramaniam, M., & Bertot, J. C. (2014). Digital literacy and digital inclusion: Information policy and the public library. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Wentz, B., Jaeger, P. T., & Bertot., J. C. (2015). Accessibility for persons with disabilities and the inclusive future of libraries. London: Emerald.

  • Jaeger, P. T., Taylor, N. G., & Gorham, U. (2015). Libraries, human rights, and social justice: Enabling access and promoting inclusion. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Gorham, U., Taylor, N. G., & Jaeger, P. T. (2016). Perspectives on libraries as institutions of human rights and social justice. London: Emerald.

  • Barlow, D. L., & Jaeger, P. T. (2016). Celebrating the James Partridge Award: Essays toward the development of a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable field of library and information science. London: Emerald.

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