Background: Mary Piorun, MSLS, AHIP is the Associate Director for Community,
Technology, and Global Relations at the Lamar Soutter Library of the University of
Massachusetts Medical School. Before joining UMass in 1999, Mary was a systems librarian
at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Rockville, MD, and served in various other
professional and intern positions in libraries in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Mary
received her MSLS from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. and a Masters
in Business Administration at Bentley College. In May 2008, Mary received the W. Michael
Hoffman Prize for Business Ethics from the Bentley College, Center for Business Ethics.
Currently, Mary is pursuing a PhD in Managerial Leadership at Simmons College. Mary is a
member of the Medical Library Association, the American Library Association, and the
Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter.
Areas of Interest: Library Administration, Leadership and Management, Integrated Library
Systems, Digital Repositories, Scanning/Digitization Programs, Process Improvement,
Library Technologies, Internet.
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