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Thomas Terry Surprenant

Thomas Terry Surprenant, American library science educator. Teaching fellowship Lilly Found, 1979-1980, Will Keith Kellogg Foundation, 1980-1983, faculty fellowship Association Research Libraries, 1984, faculty/library research fellowship Association Research Libraries, 1985.


  • Surprenant, Thomas Terry was born on May 3, 1942 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of Thomas Leo and Margaret (Sloyan) Surprenant.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Siena College, Loudonville, New York, 1964. Medical Science Liaison Society, Catholic University America, 1967. Master of Science in Audiovisual Instruction, University Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 1975.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Library. Science/Instructional Technology, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1979.


    • Asst.in library and education department Northland College, 1969-1976, associate, 1978-1979. Graduate assistant instructor, Library. School University Wisconsin, Madison, 1976-1978.

      Assistant and associate, Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences University Rhode Island, 1979-1984. Professor, director Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Queens College of City University of New York, 1984-1992, professor, since 1992. Supervisor technical information svces, military publications library Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center, 1965-1969.

      Library assistant indexer and abstractor Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Documents Library., 1964-1965.


    • Author of 60 articles on library technical and information published in library journals and bulletins. Columnist in Future Libraries in Wilson Library Bulletin, 1982-1987. Associate editor: 2001 Library High Technology, since 1983.

      Author 10 reports and also chapters in proceedings of 10 library technical meetings.


    Member American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries, Association Library and Information Science Educators, Library. Association of City University of New York, World Future Society.
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    Born May 3, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1964
      Siena College
    • 1967
      Catholic University America
    • 1975
      University Wisconsin
    • 1979
      University Wisconsin
    • 1976 - 1978
      graduate assistant, instructor
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1979 - 1984
      assistant, and associate
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