<span class="padlock_text"></span> v26 #2 Profiles Encouraged: Mary A. Hyde

by | May 12, 2014 | 0 comments

photo_mary_hydeSenior Director
Resource Center, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024
Phone:  (202) 863-2518  •  Fax:  (202) 484-1595
<mhyde@acog.org>  •  http://www.acog.org

Born and lived:  I was born in and grew up in Cleveland Ohio.  I attended the University of Dayton for my undergraduate degree and the Clarion University of Pennsylvania for my Masters of Science in Library Science.

Professional career and activities:  I first started my medical library career at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA in 1990.  I started the library at the Association of American Medical Colleges in 1992.  I have been with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 1996.  I started as the reference librarian and became the director in 2002.  I have been involved in local library societies and HALS for many years.  I have served as president, chair, chair-elect, secretary, and treasurer.  I am currently the Chair of HALS.

Family:  I have been married to my husband, William for almost 23 years.  We have two daughters.  Caroline is 19 and a freshman at Beloit College in Beloit, WI.  Catherine is 15 and a freshman at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, MD.  We live in Lovettsville, VA.

In my spare time:  In my spare time I enjoy reading, crocheting, walking my dog, and baking.

Favorite books:  Any mystery that doesn’t talk about women’s health.

Pet peeves:  Asking me what my pet peeves are.

Philosophy:  Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. — Martin Luther

Most memorable career achievement:  Becoming the Director of the Resource Center.

Goal I hope to achieve five years from now:  Adding more services for our members to use the Resource Center electronically.

How/where do I see the industry in five years:  Continued evolvement of the profession.  We won’t lose the books because they are important.  But we will have to expand our electronic access to books as well as journals.  Many of us may be remote or become telelibraries/librarians.


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