Associate Director for Community, Technology and Global Relations, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Interim Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region
Research Interests: Library administration, leadership and management theories, cloud computing, digital repositories, data management, scanning/digitization programs, process improvement, library technologies, tnternet tools
Mary Piorun is the associate director for community, technology and global relations at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Lamar Soutter Library. She began working at the UMass Medical School Library as a systems librarian ten years ago. Mary serves as a member of the senior management team and is currently leading the library's effort to become a vital partner in education, clinical care, and research. Before joining the medical school, Mary was a systems librarian at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Rockville, MD, and served in various professional and intern positions in libraries in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area. She received her M.S.L.S. from Catholic University in 1995, and completed an M.B.A. from Bentley College in February 2008. Mary is a member of the Medical Library Association and is on its Section Council and Task Force for Social Networking. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Professionals. Mary is also a member of the ACRL New England Chapter. Mary recently (2007-2008) completed the National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program. Her recent publications are in the area of institutional repositories, inter-library loan processes and using teams to manage library remodeling projects.
Her areas of interest are library administration, management, leadership, ethics, integrated library systems, digital repositories, scanning and digitization programs, process improvement, and library and Internet technologies.