In Celebration of Tom McMurdo

The cat’s out of the bag …
Tom McMurdo has accepted a job at the State Library, where he will serve as Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian. His last day as VTDNP Project Librarian will be November 6, 2012.
Tom joined the VTDNP as Project Librarian in January 2011. He quickly brought production online and, under his tenure, the VTDNP contributed nearly 130,000 pages of historical Vermont newspaper content to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database in its Phase 1 grant cycle. Other excellent accomplishments include the start-up of this blog, the establishment of the Project website and Facebook presence, the production of a VTDNP video, and numerous outreach efforts in presentations and tutorials about the VTDNP, the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and Chronicling America.
Although we are sad to see Tom leave UVM, the State Library is an institutional partner in the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (VTDNP). In his new position, Tom will serve as a representative on the state-wide VTDNP Management Group and he will continue to have advisory and collaborative input into the project. We are grateful to both Tom and to Martha Reid, State Librarian, for their ongoing support. We look forward to new beginnings!
We’ll be celebrating Tom’s present and future work on Friday, Nov. 2 at 4:30 pm the Farm House “Parlor” (downstairs beer hall) – 160 Bank St., Burlington. All are welcome!
There is a nice article and photo of Tom on the UVM Libraries blog:
Thank you, Tom, and we wish you all the best in your current and future endeavors!

– Birdie MacLennan
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