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Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2010

Meet Tom Harrod, Reference/Instructional Librarian!
Tom Harrod

Himmelfarb Library is pleased to welcome Tom Harrod to its staff. Tom came to Himmelfarb from the University of Maryland, College Park where he was a reference librarian and worked extensively with the biology, cell biology, and public health departments. Tom's prior educational background includes a MS degree in Basic Medical Sciences with a focus on biology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and a MS degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Tom's career path initially led him toward work as a laboratory scientist, until he switched gears and decided to apply his interest and knowledge of science to a library career. Tom is a reference librarian at Himmelfarb Library and will act as a liaison between the library and the departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Neurology, and Neurological Surgery. Tom will also work with first year medical students as their librarian-tutor in the Problem-Centered Learning class, and provide instruction and research assistance to GWUMC faculty, students, and staff.

In his spare time, Tom likes to read, watch movies and play chess - albeit not as well as he would like.

Tom works in Himmelfarb Library's Public Services department which provides reference, research, and instruction on information tools and resources. Please ask us if you need:

  • Information. Contact us when you can't find the information that you need and we'll do our best to find it for you.
  • Assistance with research. We can help you select the best resources and manage information to track research and format your citations/bibliography.
  • Instruction. We regularly teach both small and large-groups, and can focus our instruction to a particular subject area, research project, or resource or tool.




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