Congratulations to Head of Monographic Cataloging Tom Larsen, recently promoted to Professor. Colleagues praised Dr. Larsen's expert contributions in the field of library cataloging, particularly his work with the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, and which includes PSU Library. Dr. Larsen has been a leader in the transition to a library cataloging system shared among all members of the Alliance. (PSU Library will implement this new system in 2014.)
Dr. Larsen has disseminated his research through publications and presentations both nationally and internationally. His expertise in librarianship is informed by his extensive training as a linguist specializing in Mayan languages. Dr. Larsen holds MA (University of Colorado) and PhD (University of California, Berkeley) degrees in Linguistics, as well as as Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State.