Zary Mostashari

Zary Mostashari (no photo)

Professor Emerita

Academic Credentials

B.A., University of Tehran
M.A.T., Montessori Certificate, Oklahoma City University
M.B.A., Long Island University
M. L. S. , Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University


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Dr. Mostashari joined Marymount University in 2002 and served as the Dean of Library and Learning Services from 2002 to 2018. She continues her affiliation with Marymount University as Emeritus Professor. Dr. Mostashari directed the creation of the Gomatos Reading Room to house the library’s special collections donated by Dr. Peter Gomatos. She led the creation of the John T. and Agnes J. Gomatos Information Literacy room, which added instruction space and modernized the main level of the library. Dr. Mostashari also initiated the transfer of the University Archives to Library and Learning Services, formalized the maintenance and management of the collection, and established an Institutional Repository. In addition, she initiated the integration of Information Literacy Standards into the curriculum, directed a feasibility study for the Profile renovation of the Library, enhanced the library’s security, initiated the creation of a café, and directed the renovation of the library’s circulation area.

Dr. Mostashari was Assistant Dean for Technical Services at Long Island University, 1997-2002. She chaired the Library, brought the collection up to the standards, and led the creation of a 5- year Strategic Plan for the library.

From 1980 to 1997, she was at the University of Dallas where she had very broad experience and held senior leadership positions. Dr. Mostashari also directed the Technical Services, initiated and directed the creation of the first integrated library system, and directed the Library Faculty Status Project resulting in Librarians being granted faculty status.

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