Mary Jo Russell, MLS, AHIP
Encouraged by my mentor-professor at Houghton College, I pursued a Master of Library Science degree from the University at Albany. After graduating in 1989, I landed my first part-time job as a hospital librarian. Soon thereafter I accepted a full-time position as Manager of Library Services at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. I’ve been actively involved in our regional Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) and in the Upstate New York-Ontario Chapter (UNYOC) of MLA, serving on the Executive Committee and the Conference Planning Committee.