Greg Pronevitz was appointed founding executive director of the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) in 2010 after budgetary pressures compelled the consolidation of six regional library systems. MLS serves more than 1,500 multitype members with physical delivery, shared e-content, training and professional development, consulting, mediated interlibrary loan and document delivery services. Prior to the formation of MLS, Pronevitz had extensive experience as founding director, managing the provision of services to libraries in consortial environment at the Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System and assistant director at OHIONET. His professional library experience includes positions in technical services at Ohio State University, Chemical Abstracts Service, and the Center for Research Libraries, where he began his career as a cataloger for Slavic materials. He received an MLS (including two semesters of study on a graduate student exchange with Moscow State University in the former Soviet Union) and a BA in Russian language and literature from State University of New York at Albany.