Organization: University of Pittsburgh
Address: 200 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: (412) 648-9688 •
Fax: (412) 648-8819
Born & lived: Born in Oil City, PA but lived most of my life in Pittsburgh.
Professional career and activities: I started my career working in research labs before switching to libraries. I loved and love working in both areas.
Family: Two daughters, one husband.
In my spare time: Read, walk, daydream.
Favorite books: My recent favorite is Packing for Mars.
How/where do I see the industry in five years: I see the library as a place for some faculty but mostly students to study and interact. The resources they need will be delivered to some type of mobile device.
Librarians will continue to adjust to new methods of acquisition and delivery of this information and how best to support learning.
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.