Marilyn Mercado, dean, UNI library services (319) 273-2737
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Marilyn Mercado has been named dean of library services at the University of Northern Iowa, effective July 1. She was appointed interim dean when Herbert Safford stepped down as dean of library services in 2000.
Mercado came to UNI's Rod Library as head of the cataloging department in 1989. She was named acting associate dean of library services in 1998 and was named associate dean in 1999. She holds a B.A. in English literature from Point Park College in Pittsburgh, an M.L.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and an M.A. degree in history from UNI.
Mercado previously worked in library cataloging at the University of South Florida and was a librarian at Interamerican University in San Juan, Puerto Rico.