Remembering Christine Moulen, library systems manager at the MIT Libraries
Christine Moulen ’94, library systems supervisor in the MIT Libraries, passed on on Saturday following a fight with disease. She was 44.
A libraries worker for more than 20 years, Moulen had been a three-time receiver associated with the endless Mile Award as well as a universally admired colleague.
“Christine was one of the most beloved and well-respected peers at the MIT Libraries,” stated Director Chris Bourg. “We have lost an extraordinary individual — warm, brilliant, type, with a fast look that few of us will ever forget.”
Moulen started working in the MIT Libraries as a freshman in Course 16 and remained students worker throughout the woman undergraduate years. She enjoyed the job so much, she stayed on in a full time position after graduating having BS in aeronautics and astronautics in 1994. She started as monograph purchases associate, became monograph purchases area head in 1996, and ended up being promoted to library systems manager in 1997.
Moulen’s superiority had been recognized not only by the woman MIT colleagues but also among a global neighborhood of peers. In 2016, she got the Azriel Morag Award for Innovation from Ex Libris, “presented annually up to a librarian who’s got shown development and effort.” Moulen had been recognized on her contributions to Aleph, the collection system underlying the MIT Libraries Barton catalog. The award committee lauded Moulen’s above-and-beyond efforts to the business neighborhood: “Christine’s development is not a one-time creation. It Really Is the woman day-after-day, week-after-week, year-after-year present of brilliant and innovative responses and solutions to the Aleph individual neighborhood.”
Moulen is going to be remembered by the woman colleagues as “unfailingly patient, gracious under fire, and big together with her some time knowledge.” Libraries staff and users alike benefited from her dedication to providing top-notch service and problem resolving. She was also a passionate user (alongside the woman husband, Anthony Moulen ’94) regarding the MIT Libraries’ softball group, the Bibliotechs, for over fifteen years.
Anthony Moulen has actually suggested that those wanting to contribute in Christine’s memory do this by providing toward Jimmy Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to simply help others with cancer tumors.
The MIT Libraries are intending a meeting to honor Christine Moulen in the next couple of months; details will undoubtedly be provided at libraries.mit.edu.