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Mary Barbosa-Jerez

St. Olaf College
Head of Strategy for Library Collections & Archives
Northfield, MN
Mary Barbosa-Jerez has served as the Head of Collection Development at St. Olaf College since September 2008. Her work includes oversight of the College’s Library collections, Special Collections and Digital Initiatives. Her professional interests include the positive introduction of ebook collections to campus communities; the maintenance of healthy balances in collection; and the creation of sane, non-fetishistic practices for the preservation of library materials. Mary began her career at University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library, where she worked for eight years before moving to the wintery plains of Minnesota. She currently lives in Northfield with her dog and three naughty cats.