Staffing Changes in Resource Sharing

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Resource Sharing at the MLS will be going through a number of staff changes this March.

We are losing Hansie Grignon, MLS Resource Sharing Librarian, who is off to a new job at the Maine State Library as a Library Section Supervisor.   Hansie has been invaluable coordinating Interlibrary Loan activities for the MLS for over six years.  We wish Hansie all the best with the new job and move to Maine.  Hansie’s last day at the MLS will be Friday March 6th.

Starting Monday, March 9th, Alison DeMers (alison@masslibsystem.org / 866-627-7228 x317) will be promoted to Resource Sharing Librarian with responsibilities coordinating Interlibrary Loan and MassCat support.  Alison has been part a valuable part of the MLS ILL team, and we are very pleased that she will be bring experience and continuity to Resource Sharing.   Alison has a MLS from Simmons College and a public library background having previously worked at: Concord Free Public Library; Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset; Wellesley Free Library; and Watertown Free Public Library.

We are also welcoming two new Resource Sharing Assistants with primary responsibilities in Interlibrary Loan.  Kathryn Bowen has experience working as a school librarian at Grafton Elementary and at Simon Fairfield Public Library, Douglas.  Gwenyth Swain has experience working in public libraries in Goodnow Library, Sudbury, and Sherborn Library, as well as school libraries and the publishing industry in Minnesota.  Both staff members will begin with us in early March 2020.