Jones and Bartlett want to teach you a thing or two. Jones & Bartlett Learning (formerly Jones and Bartlett Publishers) publishes instructional products for the secondary and post-secondary education and professional markets. It specializes in fields such as in healthcare, science, and technology, and has publishing partnerships with medical organizations such as the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. Titles include The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Pocket Pharmacopoeia. The firm services customers through a network of distributors across the globe. Jones & Bartlett was founded in 1983 by Donald Jones, a former president of Addison-Wesley, and Arthur Bartlett.
In 2010 the company changed its name from Jones and Bartlett Publishers to Jones & Bartlett Learning to reflect its strategic commitment to developing educational solutions for students, faculty, and learning institutions. In addition to printed materials, the company produces electronic textbooks, study guides, and assessment tools. Concurrent with the name change, it also reorganized its top management, appointing Clayton E. Jones as chairman, Ty Field as CEO, and James Homer as president.
The company has a history of expanding through acquisitions. In 2009 it grew its holdings through three key purchases. It added to its technology-related content when it bought Plano, Texas-based Wordware Publishing, which specialized in game development, desktop computer graphics, database applications, and programming content. It bolstered its professional training materials in other industries with the purchases of CDX Global, a provider of e-learning training programs for automotive students and corporations worldwide, and Sleep Ed, a publisher of polysomnography references for sleep technicians and professionals and respiratory care students.
The company has also been focused on boosting its digital holdings. In 2010 Jones & Bartlett Learning adopted social networking tools when it added its presence to Facebook and Twitter. Also that year the company released applications for mobile digital devices, such as the Hypertension Essentials App for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch products. The previous year Jones & Bartlett Learning launched a blog service called Portfolio -- a collection of postings aimed at helping educators, students, and professionals remain informed about news and recent developments in key topic areas.