Tombros Librarian for Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies named

Charles E. Jones has been named the Tombros Librarian for Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies in the University Libraries at Penn State. His appointment will begin Aug. 19.

Jones comes to Penn State from New York University where since 2008, he was the head of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World Research Library. Prior to that he was head of the Blegen Library, the American School of Classical Studies Research Library on Ancient Greece, Classics, and Mediterranean Archaeology in Athens, Greece. His many publications include bibliographies, reports, and essays, including the development of a tool for the organization and discovery of open access scholarly resources for the study of the ancient world. He has served on a number of editorial boards within the states and abroad. At the forefront of digital services to classics for years, he is an active blogger on the exciting array of digital tools under development with application to the humanities.

Dean Barbara I. Dewey noted, “The Tombros Librarian Chair was created in 2009 by Ann and Peter G. Tombros and is one of six endowed faculty positions, each of which provide discretionary funds for programs and events that directly benefit students and help the libraries maintain and create world-class collections and services.”

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Last Updated August 19, 2013