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About Mary M. Somerville

Mary M. Somerville, PhD, serves as University Librarian for University Libraries at University of the Pacific in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Stockton, California. Her scholarship advances co-creation of enabling learning conditions, communication systems, and information practices for organizational capacity building. Through participatory design activities, outcomes catalyze organizational systems, services, and facilities to further discovery, access, and usage of curated resources. Transferable organizational leadership and collaboration models energize and activate sustainable information-focused and technology-enabled workplace inquiry that enables decision making and decision taking amidst persistent uncertainty and transformative change.

Positions

2016 - Present University Librarian, University of the Pacific University Libraries
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2015 - Present Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology
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2009 - 2015 Co-Director, Auraria Library ‐ Center for Colorado and the West
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2008 - 2015 Director, Auraria Library
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2008 - 2015 University Librarian and Professor, University of Colorado, Denver
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2009 - 2013 Adjunct Faculty, San Jose State University
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2006 - 2008 Associate Dean, San Jose State University ‐ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
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2003 - 2006 Assistant Dean, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
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2002 - 2006 Adjunct Faculty, San Jose State University
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2000 - 2001 Executive Director, Prescott Fine Arts Association
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1999 - 2000 Director, Development for the Arts, Northern Arizona University
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1995 - 1999 Administrative Director and Performing Arts Coordinator, Northern Arizona University
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1994 - 1995 Special Projects Coordinator, Northern Arizona University
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1992 - 1994 Executive Director, Alliance for Higher Education
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1989 - 1992 Associate Professor, Texas Woman's University
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1980 - 1987 Faculty/Librarian, Evergreen State College
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1978 - 1980 Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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1973 - 1976 Reference Librarian, University of Hawaii, Hilo
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Global Ambassador Award, Office of International Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, 2011
  • Distinguished Scholar, San José State University, School of Library and Information Science, 2010
  • Excellence in Leadership Program Fellow, University of Colorado System, 2008
  • Senior Fellow, UCLA Senior Fellows Program, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Information Studies, 2005
  • Fulbright Lecturer, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden, January – June 1991

Education

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1988 Ph.D., Information System Design and User Education, Union Institute & University
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1982 Certificate of Advance Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Science
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1977 M.A., Women and Literature, Goddard College ‐ Goddard-Cambridge Graduate Program in Social Change
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1972 M.L.S., Library Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
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1971 B.A. with Honor, American Studies, Hamline University
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Contact Information

209-946-2949 (office)

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Books and Book Chapters (14)

Book and book contributions written by Dr. Mary M. Somerville.

Articles (38)

Journal articles written by Dr. Mary M. Somerville.