Jill Lewis served as the Director of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled from October 2003 until
her retirement in May 2012. Previously she was the Acting Director and Collection Management Librarian at the library.
Jill served as a Reference Librarian at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, The Library
of Congress where she conducted a study of educational reading services for individuals with print disabilities and
prepared publications for the Reference Section. She was a Reference Librarian at The University of Alabama, where she
coordinated library services for users with disabilities and provided general reference service in the humanities, social
sciences, and government documents. Jill was an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Library and Information Studies,
The University of Alabama, where she taught the introductory reference class.
Jill holds the M.L.I.S. degree from the School of Library and Information Studies, The University of Alabama, and the
A.B. degree in literature and classics from Sarah Lawrence College. She was a member and chair of the Montgomery
County Maryland Library Board and currently serves on the library system’s Accessibility Advisory Committee.