Charlene Mason Interview
Charlene Mason was Minitex Interim Director (1983/1984), and was on the search
committee that hired Bill DeJohn, current Minitex director (1984-present), before finishing her
library career at the University of Minnesota Libraries (1976-2001). She discusses her first library
job held in 7th grade at Ames Public Library, early fax machines used for resource sharing, the
hiring climate at the University of Minnesota after the 1979-80 Rajender v. University of Minnesota
lawsuit, and working with Anita Branin (Minitex Associate Director for Document Delivery and MULS, 1980-1996) and MJ Rossman
(Minitex Assistant Director for Reference and OCLC, 1980-1996) during the transition to a new Minitex director.
Interviewed by Sara Ring, Minitex, on October 11, 2010.
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