About Jane Plass

Jane Plass is an experienced leader of multitype library consortia, with a track record of working effectively and collaboratively with diverse constituent groups and a passion for connecting people with the information they need. She also specializes in making information easy to find and use through good organization, clear writing, and technology.

Jane works with information daily as an indexer, editor, library system administrator, and avid learner. Her skills in organizing information have been acquired through her master’s degree in library science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, over thirty years experience as a librarian, over twenty-five years of indexing experience, and editorial experience with reports, books, and websites.

Her doctorate in optometry from Illinois College of Optometry provided insight into the visual aspects of information processing and learning. She has taken indexing and editing classes from the University of Chicago’s Graham School and received its editing certificate in June 2010. She is a member of the American Library Association, American Society for Indexing, Chicago Women in Publishing, Editorial Freelancers Association, and Illinois Library Association.

Jane delights in learning and in sharing her discoveries with individuals and small groups. Her teaching experience includes leading classes and workshops for colleges, libraries, and textile groups.

In her spare time, Jane enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and hand spinning. She is active in her local spinning guild and in the environmental team at her church.

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