September 2012 Archives

Meaghan O'Connor: A world of difference

meaghan-oconnor.jpgSenior Program Officer, International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), Washington, D.C.

Meaghan O'Connor became interested in international librarianship when she helped create youth literacy programs while spending a year in Serbia. Now, the former children's bookseller brings her vision for access and equity to the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization. As a senior program officer working with 2,000 libraries in Romania and 1,600 in Ukraine, O'Connor is doing her part to bridge the information divide.

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Mark Tomko: Exploring New Ground


Software Engineer, The Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mark Tomko comes to GSLIS with an accomplished high-tech background -- and decidedly unique goals. With five patents to his name, he is a former software development engineer at Amazon and now works as a software engineer at an MIT- and Harvard-affiliated biomedical research institute while attending GSLIS part time. Such experience, says Tomko, has put him on the path to be what he calls a "nontraditional librarian."

He explains: "I'm melding the fields of software and information management into a career where I can work on problems in scientific data management or scientific data sharing."

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Archived Infolink - September 2012

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