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Mary Anderson


Associate University Librarian

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Prior to joining PAU, Mary earned her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree at San Jose State University (May, 2011).  She also holds M.S. degrees in Counseling (Counseling Psychology) and Education (Educational & Psychological Studies) from California State University, Hayward.

After a brief career as an educational research consultant and lecturer, Mary became a full-time parent and part-time volunteer for the Cupertino Union School District and shortly thereafter was hired to run one of the district’s school libraries. Thus began a new career in librarianship. While in library school, Mary worked as a manuscripts processing assistant in Special Collections & University Archives at Stanford University, a student assistant in Technical Services at the San Jose State University Library, and an intern in the PAU Library. Mary is thrilled to be staying at PAU, which has allowed her to focus on three of her passions: libraries, psychology, and education.

Mary Anderson's recently published article "Discovery Tools and Local Metadata Requirements in Academic Libraries" can be viewed by clicking this link: