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Liaison librarian in the ULS Research and Educational Support Department, Oakland Campus
Education

PhD, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

MS, Library and Information Science, Drexel University

BA, Political Science, Mount Union College

Liaison Areas

Provides support to:  Classics, Environmental Studies, Geology and Planetary Science, and Sociology.

Provides secondary support to: the Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES), the European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center (EUCE/ESC), and the departments of Philosophy, and Political Science.

Also works with government information of the United Nations, Canada, the United States, and Pennsylvania, as well as with maps and GIS.

Selected Publications

Book

Trotsky and the Problem of Soviet Bureaucracy. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Articles 

"Trotsky's Analysis of Stalinism," Critique: A Journal of Socialist Theory 38, no. 4 (December 2010): 545-563.

"A Validation of Brief Tests of Collection Strength," Collection Management 25, no. 3 (2001): 23-37.  

Selected Presentations

"Censorship vs. Freedom of Information," participant in panel discussion at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, September 23, 2013.

“Trotsky’s Analysis of Stalinism.” Paper presented at a panel discussion of “Did Leninism Lead to Stalinism?”,  national conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS), November 2009.

(With Michael Ford), "Staff Training at the University of Pittsburgh: Content and Delivery." Spring 2009 meeting of Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of the American College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

"International Responsibilities and Libraries," Training session for Progressive Library Skillshare, Pittsburgh, September 8. 2007. 

Liaison Librarian
Tom Twiss
Contact:
Liaison Librarian

207C Hillman Library

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15260



412-648-7730 (phone)

412-648-7733 (fax)