Tom Scott

Tom Scott is currently Associate University Librarian for Information Services at York University, Toronto Canada. Tom’s career of over 30yrs has focused on introducing innovative services and also, as the History Liaison Librarian, supporting one of the most engaged history departments in Canada. As Chair of the department that housed liaison librarians from several disciplines, including Environmental Studies, Tom welcomed the opportunity to support and later work directly with the development of establishing a learning and educational centre in Costa Rica. This project has recently been recognized by the Ontario Council of University and College Libraries through a Special Achievement Award. Tom brings some administrative experience and enthusiastically seeks to develop collaborative partnerships that benefit the local communities within Costa Rica and York’s students and researchers.

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La Casita Azul: A Unique Project with Significant Consequences
April 3, 2017
As a result of a short but exciting conversation in 2014, the idea of a York University library in Costa Rica was born. After a reconnaissance trip to southwestern Costa Rica, careful planning, and determination, Dana Craig and Tom Scott from York University Libraries successfully opened La Casita Azul on June 2015. La Casita Azul