This Rumor is true: long-time bookseller Scott Alan Smith is pursuing his MLS and is enrolled at the University of Texas, Austin’s iSchool. He’s still working for Alibris, and continues to organize the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge, along with Faye Chadwell, Oregon State University, and Nancy Slight-Gibney, University of Oregon (for Timberline, see libweb.uoregon.edu/ec/aitl, and note this year’s keynote speaker is Katina Strauch!). E-mail remains [email protected]; snail mail to P.O. Box 7579, Austin, TX 78713.
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.