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An interview with Marilyn Tinsley, now Research Services Librarian at Stanford Lane Library

Tinsley-MarilynThe story is about natural curiosity, love of knowledge and professional passion. Marilyn started her medical librarian career after acquiring a degree in anthropology. A combination of factors made her discover she had an inclination for librarianship. An aptitude test had shown her natural strength and abilities match those of librarians and teachers. Her job at Stanford in the pharmacology department gave her the opportunity to have frequent interactions with reference librarians at Lane. She felt the need for bigger challenges and higher satisfaction. She decided to acquire an MLS and started as an assistant in the inter-library loan department at Lane. Lane library director at the time thought it best she and another junior librarian acquire experience as librarians in other institutions before he could transfer them to higher positions. Continue reading