Dr. Maurice J. Freedman
Westchester Library System
410 Saw Mill River Road
Ardsley, New York 10549
tel:  +1 914-231-3223    fax: +1 914-674-4185
e-mail:  freedman@wlsmail.org

    EXPERIENCE

    • Director, Westchester (NY) Library System.
      Manages cooperative library service agency of approximately 50 staff, serving 38 public libraries and a population of 875,000; includes the management of technology, bibliographic control, ILL, age level consultation, and a variety of outreach services. Has management responsibility for implementing and operating WESTLYNX, an online circulation, catalog, Web gateway, and database services system; 500 online PCs at 43 sites on a frame-relay telecommunications network. 1982-
    • Adjunct Associate Professor, Pratt Institute, SILS.
    • Associate Professor, School of Library Service, Columbia University.
      Taught, did research and published in the areas of technology, technical services and cataloging. 1977-1982.
    • Coordinator, Technical Services, Branch Libraries, New York Public Library.
      Managed technical services staff of about 100 people, and processing of 500,000 volumes. 1974-1977.
    • Director, Technical Services Division, Hennepin (MN) County Library.
      Managed technical services and automation staff of 60 people; processed about 150,000 volumes. Created an innovative user-oriented nationally recognized technology and cataloging program 1969-1974.
    • Manager, Library Processing, Information Dynamics Corporation, Reading, MA.
      Managed automation and technical services staff for contract processing for NASA's Electronic Research Center, Cambridge, MA., Polaroid Corporation, and others. 1968-1969.
    • Administrative Officer and subsequently Executive Assistant, Processing Department, Library of Congress.
      Part of the management team responsible for 1500 employees and all Library of Congress acquisitions, cataloging and processing. 1966-1968.
    • Outstanding Library School Graduate Special Recruit Internship, Library of Congress.
      Worked six months in most of the library departments and divisions of LC. 1965-1966.


    CONSULTING and PUBLISHING

    • Publisher, U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian(tm).

    • Consulted, gave speeches, or attended meetings in more than half of the states in the U.S. and in Canada. Includes consulting for libraries in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia; most recently consulted for the National Library of Latvia and the research libraries of Latvia regarding the implementation of information technology; and, a major networking and technology study for the California State Library in 1993-1994.

    • Published primarily on technology, management, and technical services issues; Connection Development: Web Lessons from Westchester… in Library Journal; an invited paper in the Centenary Issue of Library Journal; and three separate years, selected for the Best of Library Literature.

    • Edited: The Nature and Future of the Catalog; and Five Circulation System Case Studies.

    • On editorial board of: Public Library Quarterly; and Advanced Technology--Libraries.