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Jody Bailey

Jody Bailey

Head, Scholarly Communications Office


  • BA, English, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana
  • MA, English/Linguistics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • MS, Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Professional Profile

As the head of Scholarly Communications, Jody Bailey leads a team of librarians and library specialists who are responsible for all library services surrounding copyright, open access and publishing, research data management, and open educational resources. The team also manages two scholarly repositories for Emory faculty and students: OpenEmory and Emory Theses and Dissertations. Before joining Emory University Libraries in 2018, Jody was director of publishing at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries where she oversaw all publishing and open education services.

Jody’s scholarly interests include open-access publishing, open educational resources, user-centered library services, and outreach activities. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous conferences. Other professional activities include serving as a member or chair on several University Library Section committees for the Association of College and Research Libraries Division of the American Library Association. In 2017, she was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Library Publishing Coalition and was subsequently elected to serve as secretary and then president of the Board.