Director of PORTALS
Mary was the Director of PORTALS from 1999-2001.
PORTALS is a library consortium committed to meeting the research
and educational needs of people in the greater Portland (Oregon)
area through cooperative and creative access to information resources
Mary helped revitalize the PORTALS organization by leading the
consortium's Council through planning and team-building.
Mary was responsible for all operations of the PORTALS consortium.
||Guided consortium direction and facilitated
||Devised and implemented PORTALS continuing
||Led the planning for PORTALS' future, helping
formulate the vision and implementing it.
University of Portland and Portland General Electric Libraries
Early in her library career, Mary was a technical services librarian
and assistant professor at the University of Portland, in Portland,
OR. She managed cataloging and acquisitions, implemented online
search service, automated acquisitions, and taught bibliographic
In 1980, Mary was hired as the technical librarian for the Portland
General Electric (PGE) Company. She was PGE's Information Center
and Library Resources Manager when she left in 1988 to form The
Library Consultant and Regional Sales Manager
Mary helped form The Navigator Group and was the group's lead
Library and Information Management Consultant from 1988 to 1989.
She worked with clients in libraries, government, and business.
From 1989 through 1996, Mary was regional sales manager, first
for The Faxon Company and then for B.H. Blackwell. Mary managed
each company's academic library client base in the western U.S.,
consulting with librarians on subscription and technology needs.
Since 1998, Mary has led workshops for libraries and others in
the areas of improved communications, teambuilding, and managing
change. She also does project and consulting work.
Mary taught Foundations of Information Management
in the Emporia State University School of Library & Information
Management in 2001.