Clareson, Thomas




Thomas F. R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, the largest U.S. library and cultural heritage network. He consults nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy. Clareson was selected as the 2014 recipient of the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The award recognizes the recipient's career work in cooperative/collaborative preservation initiatives. He was a lead consultant on seventeen IMLS "Connecting to Collections" statewide preservation planning grants, and six implementation projects. He co-leads the week-long "Digital Futures" workshop series, sponsored by King's College London. Tom was previously Program Director for New Initiatives at PALINET, Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, and held positions at Amigos Library Services. A former Society of American Archivists representative to the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, he served in 2015 as Acting President of Heritage Preservation, the national institute for preservation and conservation advocacy. He has taught graduate-level preservation courses for The University of Texas-Austin, University of California-Los Angeles, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Skype: tom.clareson