A Message from the New University Librarian

As new University Librarian for Boston College, effective March 1st, please allow me to introduce myself. I have spent the past eight years at Duke University as Associate University Librarian for Public Services, and the 13 years before that as a faculty member and Head of Public Services at the University of Pittsburgh. In all my experiences, among the most rewarding has been working with students.

Tom Wall

I consider the student body a critical advocacy group for library spaces, programs, and services. At Duke I met regularly with Duke Student Government and over the past several years sponsored monthly luncheons with students to get their input on ways to improve the library. I hope to establish the same rapport with the BC student body.

The staff in the BC Libraries and I welcome you as continuing partners in creating a library environment that will meet your research needs through responsive services and collections. I hope we can work together to further develop spaces for learning and collaboration, facilitate the social importance of the library, and strengthen our core programs and collections, as well as envision new directions for us all.

I pledge an environment of open communication with the entire campus community; respecting and addressing all concerns. I am very excited about the future for the Boston College Libraries; a future that depends on us working together. Please feel free to contact me at tbw@bc.edu, or stop by 410 O'Neill.

Tom Wall, University Librarian                                                                                              Photo by Kevin Tringale