Check out this photographic essay highlighting some of the coolest, modern libraries in the world ranging from “Snøhetta’s new $245 million Central Library in Calgary, Canada, to Berlin’s ‘eco-intelligent’ Philological Library by Norman Foster.”
As authors Julia Eskins and Karen Burshtein note, the modern library is no longer a “silent sanctuary of books but today—thanks to new technology and trailblazing design—its contemporary interpretations are far from quiet…”
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.