About/Contact

I have been working in and with libraries and library consortia for more than 40 years.  Prior to launching my consultancy in 2018, I served as founding executive director of the Massachusetts Library System (MLS), a state-funded consortium.  During my tenure, MLS emerged from the economically forced 2010 merger of regional library systems to fulfill its current vital role providing essential services to all Massachusetts libraries. 

I also served as founding director of the Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System where strategic planning for member libraries was an essential service.  Our team developed an efficient system for facilitating meetings and developing plans to meet state requirements which later evolved into the suggested planning methodology at MLS.  I played a key role in strategic planning at numerous libraries, e.g., multiple plans at the public libraries in Ipswich, Westford, and Wilmington, MA.  

I've worked on a number of library logistics/delivery studies and RFPs in IL, MA, NJ, and NY including those for MLS, serving 550 libraries to ship 14 million items annually around the Commonwealth.

My experience with libraries and library partnerships provides me with a unique perspective in consulting with libraries, consortia, and library organizations in the areas of strategic planning, project management, and library logistics/delivery.

I welcome your call or email to discuss how we might work together to consider all aspects of issues you are facing in your organization and get things done.

References available upon request.

 

Client List

Current​​​

  • New York State Library (in partnership with Abby Straus) 2021+

  • Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) 2019+

Past Clients

  • Empire State Library Network (ESLN) 2018-2020

  • LibraryLinkNJ 2016-2017 and 2019-2020

  • Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) 2018-2021

  • North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) 2019

  • NY 3Rs Council 2011-2012

  • Rowley Public Library 2019

  • Wayland Public Library 2019

Planning Work at:

  • Massachusetts Library System

  • Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System

  • Massachusetts Library Association

  • Digital Commonwealth

  • Numerous public libraries including:

    • Ipswich

    • Reading

    • Westford

    • Wilmingon

 

Recognition

  • Hall of Fame, 2021, by the Massachusetts Library Association

  • Leadership and Professional Achievement Award2018, by ASCLA, Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, American Library Association

  • Service Award, 2018, by the Massachusetts School Library Association

Professional Experience

  • Pronevitz Consulting 2018+

  • Massachusetts Library System 2010-2018

  • Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System 

  • OHIONET

  • Ohio State University 

  • Chemical Abstracts Service 

  • Center for Research Libraries 

Degrees

  • MLS, State University of New York at Albany (Library Science)

  • BA, State University of New York at Albany (Russian Language and Literature)

  • AA, Nassau Community College (Liberal Arts)