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    Data Services Manager, Business, Law & Government Information Librarian

    Mary Martin currently serves as the Data Services Manager and the librarian for Business Law and Government Information at the Libraries. She formerly served as Head of Government Publications at the Libraries for 10 years, and also worked in the Government Publications Department at the University of California at Irvine for 8 years. Mary received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine, and her MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Science) from UCLA in 1989. She is active in the American Library Association’s GODORT (Government Documents Round Table) and RUSA/BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section).


    Mary has published several chapters in books and several articles in the area of government publications, One interesting piece is entitled  “What Pleasure Government Publications”, in Genre and Ethnic Collections: Collected Essays, Ed. by Milton T. Wolf, and Murray S. Martin, Foundations in Library and Information Science, v. 38, JAI Press: Greenwich, CT, 1996. This article describes just how interesting government publications can be. She also authored and edited a library reference book entitled “Local and Regional Government Information: How to Find It, How to Use It”, which was published Greenwood Press in February 2005. She has most recently authored a chapter on Local Electronic Government Information in an upcoming book called “Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries” to be published in Spring 2008. She has taught seven library school classes in several graduate library and information science programs, and is currently teaching at San Jose State Library and Information Science Program.


    Mary was born in Buffalo New York. She grew up and started college in New Jersey and Rutgers University, but quickly decamped to California, where she has been for over 35 years. She interrupted her career after college to start a family –she has three sons – all grown now, and five grandchildren.

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