Kathy Drozd Interview
Kathy Drozd began working for the University of Minnesota Libraries INFORM Service
(for-fee article delivery service) before joining Minitex as a student in the early 1970s. In her
interview, she discusses Minitex Delivery Services in the 1970s; using painted beer boxes for
transporting library materials and the Greyhound bus for delivering those materials to other libraries
in Minnesota; working in cramped quarters at the former Minitex office location in Wilson Library;
what it was like to work with Alice Wilcox, the first Minitex director; her foray into the Minitex
Union List of Serials (MULS) program; planning the Elmer L. Andersen Library and the caverns for high
density storage of library materials; the office move to Elmer L. Andersen Library from Wilson Library;
early beginnings of the Minnesota Library Access Center (MLAC); and the best parts of her job.
Interviewed by Sara Ring, Minitex, on June 7, 2011.
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Minneapolis, MN 55455