Mary M. Nash obtained her B.Sc. (Chemistry) from the University of Calgary, a Bachelor of Library Science (BLS) from the University of Alberta and a Master's in Librarianship ( M.Lib.) from the University of Wales (UK). She has wide-ranging experience gained over more than twenty years in the library, publishing and information providing and management industries. Her specialties involve the design and use of databases and library systems (both manual and computerized), and she is familiar with most office productivity tools.

For four years she was the Canadian correspondent for Online Review. As chairman of the Special Interest Group on Storage and Retrieval Technologies of the American Society for Information Science, she worked closely with the few Canadian producers of videodisks extant at that time (1983-84). Ms. Nash has studied and tracked alternative methods to conventional publishing for over fifteen years and she is the author of several publications directly related to that topic. She has also been the author of a column on sources of software for the Canadian Journal of Information Science.

Mary Nash has taught courses and led industrial and government training seminars on the following topics:

She has been a frequent invited lecturer and conference speaker, with presentations such as:

Ms. Nash is the author of Books on Demand (Oxford Microform Publications: Oxford, 1976) and a number of technical and popular papers. In addition to English, she has a working knowledge of French, Dutch and German.