Name: Amy F. Anderson
Title: Head Serials and Digital Resources
Organization: Southwestern University
Born and Lived: Born in Beaumont, TX. Live in Georgetown, TX.
Professional Career and Activities: MLIS from UT-Austin; worked at Southwestern University my whole career.
Family: Married, 2 children, 2 grandchildren
In My Spare Time: Reading, gardening
- Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford.
- Pictures of Perfection by Reginald Hill.
- Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart.
- The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King–The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea by Walter R. Borneman
Pet Peeves: Illogic.
Philosophy: Try to cause as little damage as possible to everyone and everything.
Most Memorable Career Achievement: Promotion to Associate Professor.
Goal I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: Retire!
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years: I think we will see the dust settle a little; some things will still need to be in print. But there will also be more and more powerful ways to capture and use information.
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.