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Library science educator

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.


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.


Assistant.in library and education department, Northland College, 1969-1976;associate, Northland College, 1978-1979;graduate assistant instructor, Library. School, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1976-1978;assistant and associate, Graduate School of Library. and Information Sciences, U. Rhode Island, 1979-1984;professor, director Graduate School of Library. and Information Studies, Queens College of CUNY, 1984-1992;professor, Queens College of CUNY, since 1992. Supervisor technical information svces, military publications library Illinois Institute Technology Research Institute Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center, 1965-1969.

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


  • Other Work

    • 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.


Thomas Leo Surprenant

Margaret (Sloyan) Surprenant