Readings from Mary Treacy
Theoretically retired, spending full-time plus as an independent journalist writing for a range of digital and print venues on topics ranging from local history to defense of open government and voters’ rights. Frenetic blogger - the name “Poking Around with Mary” says it all. Retired from the library profession, long-time director of a 500+ library and information networks. Former ED of Minnesota Coalition on Government; still active at the national level with open government organizations and issues. Also managed the Minnesota Center for the Book and served as library director at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.
Mary interview, Mary describes her first job as a librarian at Washington D.C. Teacher's College (1965) in a post Brown v Board of Education climate; emerging technologies, such as beta testing ERIC on microfiche; The Twin Cities Library Club; the 1982 Metronet sponsored conference, "Question of Balance, Public Sector/Private Sector Interaction in the Delivery of Information Services"; the role of Metronet and Minitex; starting a college library at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (1999); SMILE (Southcentral Minnesota Inter-Library Exchange) before funding was available for multitype library networks, and her time at the ALA Washington office (1996).
AN AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH MARY: