About

My name is Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran and I am the librarian for the University of Minnesota in Rochester, Minnesota.

I’m originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and come to the library profession after a tour through sales and sales management, marketing, the brokerage industry, and higher education. I have a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Quality as well as a Master of Science in Library Science from Clarion University . Dear Husband Brian (known herein as DH) and I live in Rochester with our three dogs: Mandy, the Golden Retriever, Zena, the Rat Terrier, and Casey, the Goldendoodle.

Our real kid, Kelly, lives in Milwaukee and presented us with our darling granddaughter, Alannah, in June 2006 and our other darling granddaughter, Na’ima on the same day (!) in 2010.

 

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E-mail: mbsam@yahoo.com

7 responses to “About

  1. Hello!

    In the Orange County Library System we’ve recently taken advantage of an avatar functionality that allowed us to add an avatar that looks and sounds like our library director (Mary Anne Hodel) right into the banner of the Library Leader (our library blog). The resemblance is remarkable. We sent photos taken at different angles of our director to our vendor (SitePal) and they were able to turn her image into an avatar. She then recorded the voice for a brief audio message and voila! our blog has a personable touch that goes a few steps beyond a still-photograph.

    We thought you may find this interesting based upon the content of your blog.

    Thank you!

  2. Thanks, Cassandra – I’ll check that out! You’re always doing cool stuff down there in Orange County….

  3. dear mam,

    Indian libray system very poor, how to improve it? please help mam

  4. dear mam

    how do improve indian librarian’s life?

  5. Congratulations. Your blog has been nominated for our Library Blog Awards. In fact, your blog was suggested more than once. We’re in the process of assembling information about all those nominated and will be sending a short questionaire, including the categories of awards and the judges involved. Would you please send me your email address so that I can send you the questionaire? If your email is on your blog, I couldn’t locate it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Peter W Tobey
    ptobey@salempress.com

  6. In the Orange County Library System we’ve recently taken advantage of an avatar functionality that allowed us to add an avatar that looks and sounds like our library director (Mary Anne Hodel) right into the banner of the Library Leader (our library blog). The resemblance is remarkable. We sent photos taken at different angles of our director to our vendor (SitePal) and they were able to turn her image into an avatar. She then recorded the voice for a brief audio message and voila! our blog has a personable touch that goes a few steps beyond a still-photograph.
    +1

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