Name: Eric Wedig
Title: Chief Bibliographer for the Social Sciences and Government Publications
Organization: Tulane University
Website (Personal or Professional): http://library.tulane.edu/
Born and Lived: Born New Orleans, Louisiana October 20, 1954
B.A. University of Dallas, 1976
MLS Louisiana State University , 1983
Professional Career and Activities: Government Publications Librarian, Memphis State University (now University of Memphis) 1983-1988
Government Documents and Microforms Librarian, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, 1988-2005
Chief Bibliographer for the Social Sciences and Government Publications, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, 2005-present
Family: married to Regina Scotto Wedig, Attorney; 15 nieces and nephews
In My Spare Time: Own horses, take care my 42 acre horse farm. Also, love Opera and Chamber music
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years: Constantly changing, am concerned that library resources are valued less and less by University Administrators (though at Tulane we have been very fortunate having a Provost and a library dean that understand importance of library materials to the teaching and research of students and faculty.)
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.