Tom Adamich has been a certified teacher-librarian since 2000 and a librarian since 1991. A graduate of the Kent State University (Ohio) School of Library/Information Science and KSU College of Education School Library Media Certification), Tom served as a teacher-librarian and consultant for the Indian Valley Local Schools (Ohio) from 1999 to 2009 and has been president of the Visiting Librarian Service, a contract librarian firm he has operated on a full or part-time basis since 1993. Recently, Tom also served as the Cataloging Librarian/ Government Documents Librarian and Assistant Professor of Learning Resources at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 2005-2008. Tom is currently Head of Metadata Services, Muskingum University, where administers both the library’s technical services operations and manages its participation in the Federal Depository Library Program. His primary research focus, since 1998, has been K-20 cataloging/metadata creation and its connection to school curriculum, critical thinking skill development, and standards-based education.
Tom has been a vehicle historian for the nearly two decades, having joined the Society of Automotive Historians (SAH) in 1993. He has presented at SAH’s Biennial Conference since 2000, worked on archives-based projects with vehicle museums such as the National Corvette Museum and the Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum. He is also a member of the National Association of Automobile Museums (NAAM). Additionally, Tom is a member of The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M), an international transportation history organization based in the Netherlands.