About Author

Mardene Carr



Librarian/Blogger/Certified Image Consultant/Certified Health & Fitness Counselor/Business Owner/Doctoral Student.

I am a tech-savvy Librarian with over 15 years experience in library services and research. I  have advanced knowledge of Integrated Library Systems and in-depth understanding of collection analysis, library instruction, library automation and general library operations.

I completed the Masters in Library and Information Studies from University of TX @ Austin and  Advanced Masters in the same area from Louisiana State University.   I  also hold a Masters in Educational Technology from Devry University and am currently pursuing doctoral studies at Grand Canyon University.

I am responsible for starting three libraries from scratch:  NCB Group Library, Mona School of Business Library and Ross University Medical School Library.  I have published on several topics in Library and Information, Education and Pastoral Care.

Follow me on Academia.edu   Researchgate Bloglovin

For a link to my work with #reggaemusic please see IslandYard Productions

See sample of my singing here

If you need to contact me please send me a message at ceo@conciergelibrarian.com

223 Responses

  1. mardenec@hotmail.com says:


  2. dtoft says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the “like”. Be Blessed.

  3. Thank you for following my blog.

  4. Whoaaaa great stuff!!! Keep it up…and thanks for following my blog x

  5. Ma Recipes says:

    Thanks for this blog! I have bookmarked it and will definitely come here once a while to read your post ^^

  6. @fitone says:

    Your background is amazing!

  7. Lady CAS says:

    I figured since I and on your blog so often I should grace it with yet another award. I nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award you do not have to respond but it’s more so that my newbies have some new blogs to check out. If you want to respond check out my site. https://myastheniagravisladycas.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/the-long-awaited-lovely-blog-award/

  8. Thomas says:

    Inspired by your commitment to libraries as well as how you integrate knowledge with fashion! Great to see a blog with so much dedication behind it.

  9. shobhna says:

    Thank you for following my blog. Wishing you a blessed year.

  10. Very impressive bio! Thanks for following me! I look forward to reading you!

  11. Hi, your achievements are so impressive and inspiring!
    Have a splendid year!

  12. clunkyshoe says:

    Thank you for following clunkyshoe.com! Happy New Year!

  13. Patt Staples says:

    Thanks for following me at myshortstoryaday.wordpress.com. I look forward to seeing more of your blog in 2016. Happy New Year!

  14. Jeff says:

    I think I would love to work in a library or an observatory. Great blog.

  15. Tony says:

    Thanks for the latest reblog. Always appreciated. BTW, neglected to mention that I am most impressed with your credentials. You raise the stakes when it coms to blogging. Keep up the good work!

  16. karenlee says:

    What an intriguing site. Thank you for the follow as well. One click soon and right back at ya. I’ll fess up to a bit of envy…after finishing my master’s last year part of me yearns to keep going. Good for you. I’ll happily follow along and maybe through cybermosis (how’s that for a new word?) I’ll embark on that endeavor. 🙂

  17. Thank you so much for following my blog, WordsMaiden! You are actually my 1900th follower, and I am so honoured : )

    Truly, thank you, and don’t be a stranger! <3

  18. Thank you for following my blog, WordsMaiden! You are actually my 1900th follower, and I am so honoured : ) Truly, thank you, and don’t be a stranger! <3

  19. apauper2 says:

    Congratulations, thank you for following!


    Thanks for the follow; I’ve done likewise. So glad you found me. We have a lot of similar skill sets. I look forward to your postings.

    Abundant blessings, Emma

  21. Thank you for following my blog and I am looking to view yours with interest.

  22. Talia Hardy says:

    Thank you for the follow, that’s quite an impressive resume you have there. Good fortune in your future career

  23. Thanks for commenting and reflagging my post on healthy aging from Retreading for Retirement. I’m glad I found you. Although I’m not much into fashion (my one fashion rule: buy anything I find that’s purple), I definitely love and appreciate librarians!

  24. michardillo says:

    Thanks for following my blog! I look forward to following yours as well!

  25. Elouise says:

    What an interesting life! I love seeing women who’ve put together vocational pieces that no one would have seen coming together! Thanks for following my blog.

  26. alison41 says:

    Thanks for following my blog, despatchesfromtimbuktu. I love Libraries/librarians, so I’m your instant fan. Anybody who starts up a new Library deserves mega-applause. Well done!

  27. kauaiartist says:

    Thank you for liking my poem Old Man’s Eyes. I am rather proud of this one, being an old man myself and all.

    Brent Kincaid, WordMusic.

  28. Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.

  29. boblitton says:

    Thanks for the “Like” you clicked on my recent post. Looks like you have an awful lot of brands in the fire. I always check out the bloggers who “Like” and/or “Follow” my blog.
    I make typographical, spelling and factual errors in virtually every post I publish; have to go edit them usually more than twice. I wonder why readers don’t point out errors to me, but that has happened only about three times during the nearly three years I have been blogging. I have on a few occasions pointed out errors on other people’s posts. Some have appreciated the errata; others have been offended. Hope you will not be offended when I point out that you have a verb-person error in the following sentence: ” I also hold a Masters in Educational Technology from Devry University and is currently pursuing (MPhil) – Phd, Pastoral Counseling at the United Theological College of the West Indies.” (The “…is currently pursuing…” should be “…am currently pursuing…”.
    I am trying to do you a favor here; I believe that ignoring problems in other bloggers’ posts does not help them, but harms them.
    Thanks again for the “Like”.

  30. Thanks for following my blog – yours looks great – very professional. Since I am just a wee bit addicted to books I plan on coming back for more.

  31. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you so much for the follow it is like a wave from a stranger!! I look forward to reading your blog!

  32. Thank you for liking me and following my blog. I look forward to reading more of yours. You are a talented lady.

  33. Jocie says:

    Thank you for liking my recent post and following my blog! Appreciate it very much. Hope you’re having a good week so far. 🙂

  34. Hi, thanks a lot for the reblog! Never been reblogged before 🙂

  35. AprilEsutton says:

    You have a new fan, I mean follower. Love your site, and love the shoes. I’ll never wear them, but they are art. Bless you.

  36. Sonnie Amadi says:

    What a beautiful site you’ve got. I know it takes a lot of hard work to make a site this clean. Well done!

  37. mbcet says:

    Thank you for following my blog ..
    Engineering, Science & Technology Resources Portal-Where Teaching and Learning in a Networked World…https://mbcet.wordpress.com/

  38. jamoroki says:

    Thank you for visiting and following Jamoroki. I’d love to know what attracted you. Keep well. James

  39. coastalmom says:

    Thank you FL for the reblog! I am honored! I love your blog and so glad that it made me wander though! I will definitely be back!

  40. Thanks for the follow… I plan starting my own library in d future… You’ll be of help

  41. Just been visiting about your site. Stunning space you have created here. Look forward to following.

  42. Thank you for the reblog.

  43. Hi Fashionable Librarian,

    Thank you for following me at Gifville.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


  44. j. says:

    Thanks for visiting us and for the follow! You are far more accomplished. =) Look forward to reading more of your work!

  45. Thanks for following today. Nothing like validation from others to make my day!

  46. SheryL♥ says:

    Hi! Thanks a lot for the follow! You’re way too awesome!

  47. Hello!! I have nominated your blog for the Liebster award. Read here http://cocobeanbiscuit.com/2015/09/02/the-liebster-award/


  48. oneta hayes says:

    I’m glad you liked my “Strings to my Heart (Part 1)” and thanks for following me. You have a very impressive About.

  49. Hi! I was a librarian as well, but for two years though, in my home country. Thanks for re blogging my post. 🙂

  50. roach59 says:

    I have nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award. Check out my site for more information on this award….

  51. Thank you for following my blog. If you can help me increase readership, you have my attention. I appreciate you reblogging my post as well. I admire your professional resume and pray God’s blessings upon you.

  52. Deniza says:

    Thank you so much for the follow! Love your blog and you seem a be a very “warm” and authentic person 🙂 Have a wonderful day! xoxo Deniza

  53. Meg says:

    Thanks for following UpDown Travel!

  54. d3b01946 says:

    Thank you for following my blog. I trained as a librarian, ages ago now in England; failed to get the job I wanted most in all the world and retrained as a chef and landed a brilliant City job. So I was interested to read your background, you sound phenomenal!

  55. Chibimoekko says:

    Thank you for stopping by mine 🙂
    It must be so wonderful to be a librarian ^o^

  56. I’m glad you found my blog, thanks for following. Hope you’ll stop by often, doors always open at Jean’s Writing.

  57. Tony says:

    Thanks for the reblog. God bless you for your perception.

  58. What an interesting blog. Thank you for the follow.

  59. Tony says:

    Thanks for following my blog and reblogging and item. I am enjoying my visit to yours. I am an old Bob Marley and Jimmie Cliff fan, so I plan to check our your Reggae credentials, too.

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  61. somdattadeb says:

    Thanks a lot for liking my blog and following.

  62. Bodhi says:

    Thank you for following our blog “withloveandsolidarity” – am a huge fan of librarians and christian writers and look forward to reading your posts on both.

  63. ZoeyTravels says:


    Thanks for being part of the ZoeyTravels world by following and re-blogging <3 I really appreciate it! I love your blog. It's really chic 🙂

    Have a beautiful day and happy blogging <3

  64. Thanks for following FIGHTER FAITH. My book One of the Few is coming out soon. Sign up for early notification at http://www.jasonbladd.com and I’ll send you a free excerpt.

  65. mtnninja says:

    Thank you for following my blog, and for re-blogging a few of my travel posts. Look forward to reading your blog as well 🙂

  66. N.R says:

    Thank you for following the blog and re-blogging it. I appreciate it 🙂

  67. Wow, you have so many amazing skills! I appreciate you following my blog. My mom was the city librarian for Toronto and since retired, but it’s such an amazing institution. I know it works differently in the USA, but I’m always inspired by people like you who have done such important work for libraries as a whole.

  68. Thank you for following our blog. We sincerely appreciate your support. Cheers!

    -Marpay Fitness

  69. Cathy says:

    Hi 🙂 Thanks for following.

  70. kvjinc says:

    You’ve changed your theme. I like the brightness of this design.

  71. julespaige says:

    I helped volunteer at a congregational library for a couple of years….
    And also at our local public library annex when it was in a trailer – before computers 😉
    I’ve copied your info and hope to stop by when I can.
    Continued success in all you do. I hope you enjoy my interpretations of Instant Karma 🙂

  72. KD Manes says:

    Thank you for the follow. Your work with libraries is impressive! I look forward to reading your posts.
    Blessings, KD

  73. Amy says:

    Thank you for following my blog! I am a huge fan of libraries so will be interested in what you have to say as well.

  74. Thank you for nominating INCOMESCO for the Brotherhood of the World Bloggers Award, and sorry for being late to post this post.

  75. patricknoon says:

    What a rich and varied blog. Please don’t expect anything so sophisticated from mine. Not only am I a mere beginner but I don’t find the time to do much more than get out the post a week that I do. Too much else to do.I think its called retirement! Thanks for finding the blog and thanks for the amazing list of other library blogs.I discovered none of those when I did a quick search.

  76. brjl2010 says:

    Thanks for following my blog and helping our community grow. God bless

  77. realchange4u says:

    God has blessed you with much. I am so sorry for just now responding to your visit. Mu internet had been messing up. I am so happy you chose to visit realchange4u. I will look forward to your post. May God speed your work.

    Peace to you

  78. Tha so for the follow and the reblog. You are obviously a very studious and well rounded person. I’ll be checking out some of your stuff. Cheers

  79. quiall says:

    Thank you so much for the “follow”. I hope you enjoy your visits.

  80. Eva says:

    Thank you for following my blog! 🙂

  81. Hello! Thank you for following my blog and for reblogging my recent post! Much appreciated! I am really going to enjoy reading your posts!

  82. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you will enjoy the wide variety of music and some entertaining writing. I welcome comments on the posts which usually appear on a weekly basis. Good luck with all your projects. Regards Thom

  83. dannie54 says:

    Wait, hang on, did I just find my blogging soulmate? Fellow librarian here! [waves] I’m current a Youth Librarian but I’ve got experience in special libraries, archives, and rare books & manuscripts as well. Pleased to meet you!! I’ll just follow along now.


    • Hahahahahhahhahahahahahaha…you made me smile. Waves right back at you. I have worked in just about every kind of library but mostly Academic. I am now taking on a new challenge of Library Director for a Preparatory School….new…new…new territory but I will survive…..

  84. I have fallen in love with your blog 🙂 I hope to feature you on mine soon. I am very much interested in the pastoral counseling aspect of your education. I pray we get to talk about that soon.

  85. Su Leslie says:

    … and ZimmerBitch too 🙂

  86. Su Leslie says:

    Thanks for following Shaking the Tree; much appreciated.

  87. jmsabbagh says:

    Unique blog and interesting posts.Thank you for following my blog.l like to read your new posts.Best wishes.Jalal

  88. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for following my blog! You have a fantastic Career and achievements!

  89. jimtown says:

    Lovely voice and song!

  90. GP Cox says:

    Pleasure to meet you.

  91. Thank you for following Storyteller. — Ray

  92. Rita Poynor says:

    You are certainly one busy lady!

    Thanks for taking the time to follow justkeepingitREAL. It warms my heart to know you will be visiting me.

    Have a wonderful week!

  93. I thank you for the reblog today – very kind of you. While I was dropping this thank you note, I peeked about your site. You are quite an accomplished and inspiring woman.
    So nice meeting you and learning a bit more about your many accomplishments.

  94. Thanks a million for the follow. 🙂

  95. brm7 says:

    You have a beautiful voice

  96. Thanks for reblogging!

  97. Bipasha says:

    hello dear! So happy that you dropped by & are now following my blog 🙂

  98. Thank you so very much for reposting my todays post. I was a little afraid people might be offended by the title, but apparently you didn’t. Have a great weekends with the ones that are dear to you.

  99. i get connected to you when you re-blogged my post. but to be faithful, i appreciate your work, your passion and enthusiasm

  100. married2arod says:

    I nominated you for The Sisterhood of the World blog award, check your notifications for a pingback.

  101. It is a real compliment that you are following ‘Straight to the Top’! I will do my best to entertain and bring you edification through the scriptures. OPPS! I nearly wrote ‘educate you’. What a fooo-paw that would have been. I think I am operating out of my class here.

  102. wdfyfe says:

    Thanks for dropping by http://wdfyfe.net/ and thanks for reblogging http://wdfyfe.net/2015/05/26/vacation-news-from-europe/ From what I’ve seen I’m in pretty good company. You’ve got some good stuff here

  103. patriciabzvz says:

    Hi, thanks for following my blog and btw, love your blog! 😀

  104. Rose says:

    Oh, dear. Maybe if I stand closer to you, I’ll look smarter. Smile at me and make me look like I belong here. I have an ENTIRELY new impression, hitting this blog, this time. It is BLOWING my mind. Not much to scatter.

    So…I’m just going to mosey on around here like I own the place….

    • You are cracking me up…..thanks so much for stopping by

      • Rose says:

        Yeah, like YOU’RE really messin’ with my blog experience, too!!

        I saw that Internet Defense League sign and thought I’d REALLY slunk into the heart of Big Brother Territory.

        Beauty consultant. More my speed. Don’t leave to go to the bathroom unless you take me with you. I still haven’t got a total handle on what I’ve dropped into here…

  105. Karen White says:

    Thanks for reblogging Avocados “Bad Rap” and The Best Foods for Your Skin. I really enjoyed The Spin on Aspartame. I could never get tired of the topic of Aspartame.

  106. Hi Fashionable Librarian. So nice to meet you. Wow a busy life. Thank you so much for wanting to share my poetry adventures. Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

  107. It’s great to connect with you.

  108. Thanks for the follow!

  109. You have an incredibly informative site that is well organized. I will follow your journey.

  110. cherished79 says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, it gave me a change to check out yours. The images are a perfect touch for your interesting posts, which really invites readers to follow your blog. 🙂

  111. Vlad Zaycev says:

    Hey! Ypu have very interesting blog! I enjoyed it!

  112. I wanted to thank you for following my blog.

  113. Kathy says:

    Thanks for liking my blog! I’m honored that a real librarian read and liked it. Happy National Librarian’s Day, too.

  114. Seenorway says:

    Thank you for subscribing to my blog! Here you’ll find more than 3500 pictures from Norway and Norwegian nature, mostly in ‘full screen mode’, and new pictures will be posted regularly! Please enjoy!

    And if you really appreciate what you find here, please tell all your friends! 🙂

  115. Tim Shey says:

    Just thought you would like to read this:

    “The meaning of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment”

  116. atkokosplace says:

    Happy spring! I know I will enjoy perusing your blog! Have a wonderful day!❀❀❀Koko

  117. Thank you so much for choosing to follow my blog. I am honored you have chosen to do so and look forward to seeing more on your site as well.

  118. Sebastian says:

    Hello There!
    I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

  119. roberthorvat says:

    Nice to meet you. Happy International Women’s Day !

  120. Enjoyed reading your posts-thanks for following Envisioning the American Dream

  121. Debbie says:

    What a blessing you are!

  122. Opher says:

    Reading is food for the soul!
    All the best – Opher

  123. All the best with your blog

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