Organization: Sustainable Collection Services LLC
Address: 63 Woodwell’s Garrison, Contoocook, NH 03229
Blog: http://sampleandhold-r2.blogspot.com/ (or google “Rick Lugg blog”)
Born and lived: Rick: A New Hampshire native: “Live Free or Die.” Ruth: College Park, MD; Earlham College; and after 27 years, still a newcomer to New Hampshire.
professional career and activities: Rick: 18 years at YBP; 11 years at R2; 1 year at SCS. Ruth: Teacher and administrator at independent schools; 10 years at YBP; 11 years at R2; 1 year at SCS.
family: Emily, 27, is a visual artist. Lincoln, 23, is an engineer.
favorite books: Rick: “Lonesome Dove”; Ruth: “The Once and Future King”
philosophy: Ruth: “People don’t change.” Rick: “All life consists of moving objects from one place to another.”
most memorable career achievements: Both: Building a profiling decision-support system at YBP in 1993; creating and growing R2 Consulting; staying married while working together for nearly 20 years!
how/where do I see the industry in five years: Collection development will continue to evolve toward curation of a discovery environment. Instead of deliberately trying to identify titles most relevant to a discipline, broad categories of material that may be relevant will be enhanced for optimum discoverability, immediate delivery (in either print or digital form), and partial or temporary use.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.