Since he was in his teens, Chris Jones has been actively involved in the arts. Learning the guitar at an early age, he became a professional musician and, as well as performing, worked as a music therapist and instrumental teacher.
His theoretical interests led him to study for a DipAD at the former Epsom School of Art, followed by a BA (Hons) in Music and Art History with the Open University. This further developed by taking an MA in Music composition & analysis at Sussex, before retraining as a librarian through a further MA in Information Studies at Brighton.
Chris’s first library position was as subject librarian for Music, Drama & Dance at Kingston University, before moving to his current position at UCA three and a half years ago. At this time he successfully undertook the work required for registration with CILIP, the association of Library and Information professionals.
Chris’s work with the courses at Farnham emphasises the necessity of establishing the relevance of library provision to the student cohort. To further this he has interpreted the creative process as central to information seeking, and has presented papers on this subject. Also, he is exploring the possibility of linking library resources to an understanding of materiality, which was given as a talk to the recent Material Symphysis symposium held at UCA.