Mike Jones

Mike Jones is the Director of Web & Automation Technologies at USC Libraries. In this role, he spearheads the development and implementation of strategic initiatives for web and artificial intelligence (AI) projects and services. With 20 years of experience managing complex projects and leading interdisciplinary teams, including over nine years specifically in an academic library setting, Mike brings a wealth of expertise to his position. His extensive background includes major redesigns of websites and applications and the development and launch of new technology-based services. Notably, Mike led the development of the USC Interactive Interviews service, which incorporates conversational AI to enhance access to and engagement with oral histories. Mike’s current focus is on developing generative AI workshops, resources, and applications in an academically-sound manner to modernize and enhance research and scholarship at USC Libraries and across the university.

Mike earned a BS in international business at Pepperdine University and an MS in social entrepreneurship at USC’s Marshall School of Business.

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