The Office of Academic Affairs and the University Library welcome Tom Bielavitz as Interim Dean of the PSU Library.
Tom Bielavitz, most recently Assistant University Librarian for Administrative Services, Planning and Digital Initiatives, is recognized by his colleagues as a capable leader with a wealth of experience at Portland State that will enable him to continue the important work underway at the Library. He received his received MLIS from Drexel University and began his library career in 1993, first working in Blackwell’s Book Services distribution center in Blackwood, NJ, and then in its US Headquarters in Lake Oswego, OR. He joined the Portland State University Library faculty in 2006.
The Library thanks Dean Marilyn Moody for her five and half years of service at Portland State. According to Interim Provost Margaret Everett, “Marilyn has made numerous contributions to the library and as a member of the academic leadership team. Her leadership on open educational resources and efforts to lower the cost of instructional materials for our students has positioned PSU as a leader in the state on this important issue. I will miss working with her and wish her all the best in the future.”