Mary K. Spore-Aldahef

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Mary K. Spore-Alhadef

Librarian | Redwood City Public Library

Ms. Spore-Alhadef is a retired librarian celebrating more than 50 years in her field. Interested in history from a young age, she earned a Bachelor of Science at Boston College in 1965 and had planned to teach high school before discovering her passion for information science as a library intern. Ms. Spore-Alhadef completed her Master of Library Science at Peabody College in 1966 and began her career as assistant to the Director of Libraries at Boston College before accepting a position at the Weston College School of Theology in 1968. From 1973 until 1976, she was a librarian for St. Patrick’s Seminary, where she helped oversee their collections relocation process. In 1978, after briefly serving as a reference librarian at the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union, Ms. Spore-Alhadef joined the Redwood City Public Library, where she would remain until her retirement in 2019. Starting as an audiovisual librarian, Ms. Spore-Alhadef transitioned to general reference and archives management in 2006, and contributed to local history projects including a Korean television documentary and the 2007 book “Redwood City: The Hometown History.” She remains active as a member of the board of the Redwood City Public Library Archives and Local History Committee.

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Marquis Legacy Video

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Marquis Homepage

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Marquis Milestones Timeline

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Top Professionals

In recognition of her work in library science, Ms. Spore-Aldahef was named a Marquis Who’s Who Top Educator.

Marquis Humanitarian Award

Ms. Spore-Aldahef’s career achievements were honored with the Marquis Humanitarian Award.

Who's Who of Professional Women

Ms. Spore Aldahef was included in Marquis Who’s Who of Professional Women.

Fortune Magazine

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Forbes Magazine

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Hemispheres Magazine

Ms. Spore-Aldahef was honored as part of a group of Marquis listees in Hemispheres Magazine

Marquis Newsletter

Ms. Spore-Alhadef updated readers on her latest accomplishments in two editions of the Marquis Who’s Who Newsletter.

Marquis Legacy Press Release

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Marquis Millennium Magazine

Ms. Spore-Aldahef discusses her work and inspirations in the 5th Edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Spore-Aldahef’s career highlights are outlined on her Lifetime Achievement page.



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