Mary Glendinning

NPR Librarian

Mary Glendinning is NPR's Library Manager. She is part of the NPR Library management team comprised of Chief Librarian Laura Soto-Barra and Library Program Manager Hannah Sommers.

Glendinning directs the daily operations of NPR's library, ensuring that her newsroom colleagues have dependable sources of authoritative information. She works to promote access to additional information resources and makes sure her colleagues receive the training necessary to navigate an ever-changing and expanding universe of sources, tools and methods. Her responsibilities also include managing research, metadata creation and tagging for audio resources, audio archives, transcripts and information vendor relationships. She works with a fantastic team of award-winning librarians and colleagues and learns something new from them every day.

Before she joined NPR in 2004 as a reference librarian, Glendinning worked in librarian and researcher positions at the Freedom Forum, ABC News, LexisNexis and the Association of American Medical Colleges. She also served as a VISTA volunteer with an adult literacy program in Baltimore. Glendinning holds a master's degree in library science from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's degree in humanities from Johns Hopkins University.

She likes to indulge her insatiable curiosity by providing facts and information, on deadline and on budget. She is a firm believer in self-sufficiency and serendipity in all aspects of storytelling pursuits.

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