Title: Shared Resources Librarian
Organization: Schaffer Library, Union College – 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: (518) 388-6612
Fax: (518) 388-6733
Born and lived: Born in Brunswick, ME; lived in Burlington, VT (2000-2005); Boston, MA (2005-2006); Walla Walla, WA (2006-2008); Niskayuna, NY (2008-present).
early life: Maine by birth, books by choice.
professional career and activities: Union College, Schaffer Library as Shared Resources Librarian, 2008-present; Whitman College, Penrose Library as Reference and Information Literacy Librarian, 2006-2008.
family: Husband, one-year-old son.
pets: Two orange cats.
in my spare time I like to: Read, play with my child, cook, and work on our house.
favorite books: Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Haruki Murakami); The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald); The Ramen King and I (Andy Raskin).
Pet peeves/what makes me mad: Laziness, refusal to use turn signals.
philosophy: Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.
most memorable career achievement: Collaborating with my fantastic colleagues to plan some well-attended library events.
goal I hope to achieve five years from now: Finding a flexible, functional, interesting, and effective method for information literacy.
how/where do I see the industry in five years: Hopefully we will realize that no matter the format, our core goals of supporting education (whether formal or informal) remain the same.
Tom Gilson. Test Bio