Kelsey Jones


Kelsey Jones is the Director of Anna Porter Public Library and has been in this position since July 2019. Kelsey began her employment at Anna Porter Public Library in February 2016. She is originally from Paris, TN in the North West region of the state. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in English Literature at Bethel University in December 2014, and her Master’s of Information Sciences Degree at the University of Tennessee in May 2019. Kelsey has worked in the public library field on and off for nearly 10 years and grows to love the job more each year. 

 Kelsey has a passion for working with others and especially enjoys offering assistance to patrons. Making a connection, educating patrons on how to use various technologies, and informing patrons of what their library can do for them is her favorite part of the job. Kelsey's favorite service we offer is her "Librarians Recommend" youtube channel where she records weekly book reviews from titles she's read from APPL. You can find her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCROjENB7NKjN-S1jnhOVYNg?view_as=subscriber

When Kelsey’s not at the library, she can usually be found running or hiking, reading, shopping for books, rewatching her favorite sitcoms and other readers’ book reviews, and writing her adult fantasy series. To reach Kelsey, please feel free to give her a call at 865-436-5588 ext. 105, or send her an email at kj@annaporterpl.org