Mary Glackin, RIS

Liaison to

  • Chemistry
  • Geology & Geography
  • Mathematics & Statistics

Can help with

  • Mathematical & Computational Software
  • Bioinformatics, Genomics & Proteomics
  • Moodle
  • Refworks
  • Adobe Suite
  • Google Apps
  • iMovie
  • MHC Blogs
  • Chemical structure and modeling software
  • TeX
  • and more!

Services Include

  • Support for computationally intensive curricula and research
  • Custom instruction classes in research including introduction to library research at Mt. Holyoke, locating scholarly materials, evaluating sources, using discipline specific databases, effective web tools for research.
  • Technology workshops including creating a blog, basic video editing, image editing, presentations, using Moodle tools.
  • One on one consultations to develop and support the use of technology tools including Moodle, Google apps for education, and web 2.0 tools.
  • Development of the library's collection in liaison areas: select materials and receive requests.


  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Wesleyan University, 1989. Thesis work in electrostatic modeling of protein-protein, protein-ligand and allosteric interactions. Postdoctoral work in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics, protein-DNA interactions and DNA repair. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, CUNY, College of Staten Island, 1977.


  • Mary has worked as an Instructional Technology Consultant at Mount Holyoke since 1997. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at University of Vermont, College of Medicine researching and modeling radiation-induced DNA damage, teaching structural biology and protein/DNA chemistry, and founding the UVM Molecular Modeling Lab. Mary currently lives in Holyoke near the Connecticut with a ever evolving cast of family, friends, dogs and roses.