Title: Associate Head, Collection Management
Organization: North Carolina State University Libraries
Address: Box 7111; North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC 27695
Born and lived: South Carolina à All over the South, Colorado, Missouri à Currently in Raleigh, NC
Early life: Educational training in botany (plant systematics) followed by library science
Professional career and activities
|2003-2004||Master of Library Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO|
|1998-2001||Master of Science in Biology, with focus in Botany (molecular & morphological systematics), University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO|
|1992-1996||Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors, (Minors: Geology and Chemistry), Guilford College, Greensboro, NC|
In my spare time: Gardening, spending time with my family & friends
Favorite books: The Plant-Book by Mabberley, guides on plants, gardening, and cooking
Most memorable career achievement: In my career as a librarian, I’ve really enjoyed working at the NCSU Libraries! When I was studying botany, I was lucky to be able to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to collect plant specimens where I learned to climb trees and met some of the most humble and generous people in the world.
(Editor’s note: Hilary is also the winner of the Swets 2012 Charleston Annual Conference Scholarship.)
Goal I hope to achieve five years from now: I’d hope that librarians (myself included) are considered integral to the process of research and scholarship (more than gatekeepers of the end products of scholarship), and that we have robust educational and professional development opportunities to enable us to be continuously and well-trained to build a wealth of successes in that role.
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.