MAC Retiree: Margaret Eilene Moore
Margaret Eilene Moore is retiring after 25+ years at UNC Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library in public services and administration. Her undergraduate education and library school training prepared her for working in music libraries, but landing in Salt Lake City after graduating from the University of Michigan, her first professional job was as hospital librarian. That experience led to an opportunity to work for Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah and the Intermountain Regional Medical Program supporting libraries in hospitals with less than 100 beds. She helped write the NLM grant that seeded a state-wide library network that continues today. Margaret did work at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Music Library from 1974-1976, but the rest of her library career has been in health sciences libraries. Besides working for four universities – Utah, NIU, UIC, and UNC she worked for the New York State Nurses Association, and the Greater Midwest Region NN/LM. In both Chicago and North Carolina, the health sciences libraries merged with the academic libraries while she was there. The changes seen in libraries since starting library school 45 years ago have been incredible. It will be fun to watch what happens next. She’s particularly interested in seeing what libraries can do to support interprofessional collaboration to improve health, enhance patient experiences, and reduce costs.