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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