Tom Gilson

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.

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Job Bank – 6/27/20 – Publishers

Email Marketing Specialist – Yankee Publishing Inc. Dublin, NH “We’re seeking a full-time Email Marketing Specialist to join our new media team. Onsite team member preferred, will consider remote within EDT time zone. You’ll be primarily...

ATG News & Announcements 6/26/20

EFF and Durie Tangri Join Forces to Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library According to this press release “The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is joining forces with the law firm of Durie Tangri to defend the Internet Archive against a lawsuit that...

ATG Caught My Eye 6/25/20

[Virtual] Conference Season Is Here: Are you prepared? is a Scholarly Kitchen post by Jasmine Wallace, the Peer Review Manager at the American Society for Microbiology. In it she insists that “virtual conferences should be approached with the same viewpoint as...

ATG News & Announcements 6/24/20

Association of Research Libraries recommends to end litigation against Internet Archive According to KnowledgeSpeak “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has urged for an end to the lawsuit against the Internet Archive filed early this month by four major...

ATG News & Announcements 6/19/20

CCPL launches #ThisIsForCynthia campaign to honor former librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd “This month, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is honoring the lives of those lost at the Mother Emanuel AME Church five years ago by promoting acts of...

ATG Caught My Eye 6/19/20

All By Ourselves is a post appearing in Publishers Weekly by Brian Kenney in which he notes that while “states are pushing to reopen, many libraries are having to figure out their own way forward.” He bemoans the lack of leadership from many of the...

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