Mary Croxen comes to Ex Libris from Harvard University. She worked there from 1985 until 2000, in a variety of positions throughout Harvard`s extensive library system. From 1985 until 1989 she worked in the Harvard College Library`s Cataloging Support Service where she was part of a team responsible for cataloging for many of Harvard`s 50 departmental and special libraries. Later, as cataloger at the Harvard University Library`s CONSER Office she participated in Harvard`s CONSER program, including all aspects of national level authority control (NACO). In 1991 she transferred to the Francis Loeb Library of Harvard University`s Graduate School of Design. As the Loeb Library`s cataloger she continued to be involved in all aspects of technical services. In addition she served as the subject selector for landscape architecture and design and was a member of the Loeb Library`s Core Reference team.
"Joining Ex Libris represents a chance to do something new and challenging while still staying within the library environment," said Mary, "I am excited by the opportunity to work with first-rate colleagues both in libraries and at Ex Libris. Working together in an open and collegial process, I am convinced that we can continue the work of developing the single best library management system on the market today."
Mary received her B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from the State University of New York at Oswego. She has an M.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Middlebury College, and an M.A. in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Michigan. She received her M.L.S. from Simmons College.****
Michael Blake has worked most recently at the Godfrey Lowell Cabot Science Library of the Harvard College Library at Harvard University, where he served as Head of the Reference Department from 1990 to 2000. Previously he worked at Emory University`s A.W. Calhoun Medical Library, the Houston Public Library, Harvard University`s Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Bain & Company, Inc. (consulting firm), and the Treadwell Library of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also worked in several positions in the Health, Safety, and Environment Division of Shell Oil Company.
Upon joining Ex Libris, Michael said that he "was attracted to Ex Libris by the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills I`ve built over 20 years in librarianship and by the chance to expand my knowledge and acquire new skill in a dynamically growing company. I look forward to being a link between practicing librarians and the developers and designers of our online products".
Michael received his B.S, with a double major in biology and botany,. from Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL) in 1977. He has his M.Ln. (Master`s in Librarianship) from Emory University. He serves as an editorial advisor for the Garden Literature Index and does reviews for Library Journal and E-Streams. He has previously served on many library and information newsletter boards. He is the co-author of Teaching the New Library (New York : Neal-Schuman, 1996) and Designs for active learning : a sourcebook of classroom strategies for information education (Chicago : ACRL, 1998).
He has served on many ALA and ACRL committees and continues to be active in the ACRL Instruction Section.
About Ex Libris
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