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James R. Jacobs

James Jacobs is International Documents Librarian at Stanford University Library. Before coming to Stanford, he was state, local and international government information librarian at UC San Diego. He received his MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2002, and is a member of Beta Phi Mu. He is very active in the library community, concentrating on issues that affect society at large, such as fair use, open access to scholarly research, and permanent access to government information. Jacobs is a member of the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) of the American Library Association. He is former chair of GODORT's Government Information Technology Committee (GITCO) and has served on the State and Local Documents Taskforce (SLDTF) and the Publications Committee. He was named 2005 Library Journal Mover & Shaker with his wife Shinjoung Yeo, for their continuing work as founders of Radical Reference. He has also been involved in the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, and co-founded Free Government Information.

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