Mary Treacy Interview
Mary Treacy is former director of Metronet (1981-1999), one of seven state-funded multitype library networks
created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1979. During her interview, Mary describes her first job as a librarian at Washington D.C. Teacher's
College (1965) in a post Brown v Board of Education climate; emerging technologies, such as beta testing ERIC on microfiche; The Twin
Cities Library Club; the 1982 Metronet sponsored conference, "Question of Balance, Public Sector/Private Sector Interaction in the Delivery
of Information Services"; the role of Metronet and Minitex; starting a college library at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab
Emirates (1999); SMILE (Southcentral Minnesota Inter-Library Exchange) before funding was
available for multitype library networks, and her time at the ALA Washington office (1996).
Interviewed by Sara Ring, Minitex, on November 18, 2010.
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University of Minnesota
Wilson Library, Room 60
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455