MTSU librarians hailed for research on digital col...

MTSU librarians hailed for research on digital collections

Two MTSU associate professors have captured international honors for their examination of electronic library collections.

Mary Ellen Pozzebon

Suzanne Mangrum

Suzanne Mangrum and Mary Ellen Pozzebon were recognized by the Emerald Literati Network in the organization’s 2013 Awards for Excellence.

Mangrum and Pozzebon’s article, “Use of collection development policies in electronic resource management,” was designated by the judges as “highly commended.”

The paper assesses the need for libraries to modernize their standards to facilitate the transition of library materials to digital formats.

Mangrum is the collection development and assessment librarian, and Pozzebon is the electronic resources librarian at MTSU’s James E. Walker Library.

Pozzebon’s work includes managing access, licensing and assessment of electronic resources.

Mangrum’s job includes building the library collection for new programs and providing library information for external reviews.

Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., the United Kingdom-based sponsor of the awards, “links research and practice to the benefit of society,” according to its website,

The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and more than 2,000 books and book series volumes.

For more information, contact Pozzebon at or Mangrum at You can learn more about the Walker Library and its resources at

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