Mary Molinaro, Director of the UK Libraries Research Data Center, will retire from UK next month.
Over a long career at UK Libraries, Mary served in many roles. She came to UK Libraries in 1989 as a reference librarian in King Library. From 1991 to 1994, she was the Head of Library Computing Facilities, then Associate Director of Libraries for Computing Facilities from 1994 to 1996. She served as the Acting Dean of UK Libraries from 2002 to 2003, and as Director of William T. Young Library twice: from August 1997 to June 2002, then again from July 2003 to December 2004. From 2005 to 2010, Mary served as Director of Preservation and Digital Programs, then as Associate Dean for Library Technologies from 2010 to 2014. Throughout her career, she has specialized in developing solutions related to the creation and preservation of digital content.
After her retirement from UK, Mary will continue her involvement in digital content preservation as the Service Manager and Chief Operating Officer for the Digital Preservation Network.
A farewell gathering will take place soon.
I offer thanks to Mary for her many years of service and best wishes on her future endeavors.